White Paper: Detecting Fires and Hot Rollers on Conveyor Belts

The use of modern fiber-optic sensors based on DTS (distributed temperature sensing) technology has established itself as a proven method for fire detection and temperature measurement.

A passive fiber optic cable provides accurate temperature measurements along the length of the conveyor belt, which enables an effective and cost-effective monitoring of even very long conveyor routes.

Fires and overheating, which can occur during operation and lead to serious damage and long downtimes, are quickly detected and localized to within one-meter accuracy. The necessary countermeasures can be quickly activated.

This White Paper is based on conveyor belt tests and case studies, and describes the potential of fiber-optic based DTS technology with regard to fire and hot-roller detection along conveyor belts. Read or download the complete white paper here.