Avon Protection announced that its argus range of thermal imaging cameras have been certified to levels set forth in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1801, Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service. The argus range includes the Mi-TIC E, Mi-TIC E L, Mi-TIC 320 and Mi-TIC S models. Once again, Avon Protection offers the most diverse range NFPA-compliant thermal imaging cameras.
The 2018 edition of NFPA 1801 is the latest edition of the standard. First published in 2013, the standard defines the minimum performance requirements for thermal imagers worldwide.
Key changes in the 2018 edition include limitations on cameras with visible light sensors; an increased battery run-time of at least two hours while capturing video: a requirement for a refresh rate of at least 25Hz; and new battery-locking mechanism requirements.
The NFPA 1801 (2018) certification includes the introduction of the IGNIS Engine to all Mi-TIC models. The IGNIS Engine, along with its sensor and lens improvements, provides unrivalled scene detail, enabling firefighters to see more of the important background details such as exit points, obstacles, and casualties, even in the presence of a fully developed fire.
Commenting on the approvals, Richard Tweddle, Thermal Imaging Product Manager, said: “We have redesigned, redeveloped, and redefined thermal imaging. We continue to meet the needs of our customers to ensure they remain safe in the most demanding of environments.”
The combination of NFPA 1801 (2018) certification along with the IGNIS engine maintains Avon’s position as the leading suppliers of NFPA1801 certified thermal imagers in the world.