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Usability of Thermal Cameras in Monitoring People in a Smoked Environment

Ladislav Jánošík, Šárka Bernatíková
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2013, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 18-23
Doi: 10.2478/TVSBSES-2013-0009
The article presents results from the use of a thermal camera in experimental monitoring people in a smoked environment during exercise tests under heavy conditions in gas-tight chemical protective clothing. Experiments were carried out on the ground of former barracks, at present the training ground of Fire and Rescue Service of the Vysočina Region in Jihlava. The article describes the place and the procedure of the experiment, gas-tight chemical protective clothing and a range of usage of the thermal camera. Measured values of temperature field are stated and discussed. In the conclusion, recommendations for measurements using the thermal camera in further experiments, aimed at acquiring more accurate knowledge of external manifestations of strain on fi refighters when using gas-tight clothing, are presented.
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