Luna Innovations has been selected to provide a heat detection monitoring system for 11 South African mines. The system, which utilizes Luna's LIOS DE.TECT linear heat detection technology, will monitor up to 40 kilometers of conveyor belt and provide fast and accurate information about overheating before a fire develops. This system is designed to detect issues with belt rollers that can lead to overheating, allowing for proactive maintenance and avoiding potential hazards.
Scott Graeff, President and CEO of Luna, stated, “We are very pleased to be announcing another step forward for safety systems utilizing our fiber optic sensing technology. Our solutions are helping our customers create safer, more efficient workplaces and we are happy to add this application in the mining sector to our over 2500 permanent installations of the LIOS sensing platform.”
The LIOS DE.TECT linear heat detection system has a resolution of 1°C or better and a response time of 4 seconds or less. In the event of a conveyor belt fire, it provides immediate, location-specific information about the size of the fire and how it is spreading so efficient fire suppression can be deployed.
Luna Innovations Incorporated is a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, developing and manufacturing products for the healthcare, aerospace, automotive, energy, and telecommunications industries. Their unique fiber optic sensing solutions provide real-time, actionable data to help customers make better decisions faster.