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Advanced Photonics

Fight Fire with Fibre

Fire Protection Systems

Fire Protection Systems

Avoid a fire with early detection using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing.

Commercial Fire Detection Systems

Commercial Fire Detection Systems

Harness the power of linear heat detection with cutting edge fire protection technologies.

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Advanced Photonics Australia

Advanced Photonics Australia’s fiber optic distributed temperature sensing solutions include Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) And Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for a wide range of heavy industry applications. We have adopted the latest proven technology in the field of Photonics to engineer industry leading commercial, industrial and mine safety technologies for even the most onerous operating environments. Our fire monitoring systems provide continuous condition monitoring of key assets. This protects the safety of staff and allows for a predictive asset management approach to be established which minimises unplanned outages and avoids unnecessary maintenance of equipment.

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Improve Your Safety

Disaster Prevention

Tunnel Fires

Tunnel Fires

Fire detection in long and inaccessible areas

Conveyor Fires

Conveyor Fires

Detects heat build-up above & below conveyor

Cable Insulation Burnout

Cable Insulation Burnout

Monitor and detect temperature increases in power and utility cables

Pipeline Leakage

Pipeline Leakage

Pipeline Leakage or Blockage Detection

Tank Farm Fires

Tank Farm Fires

Prevent major fire explosion incidents from occuring

Coal Bunker Fires

Coal Bunker Fires

Fire Prevention/Detection – Coal Storage

Motor / Pulley Bearing Failure

Motor / Pulley Bearing Failure

Condition Monitoring– Motor/Pulley Bearings

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Cutting Edge

Technology

Cable Properties

Very small diameter and weight – fast heat transfer – short response time – fast fire detection and precise temperature and location measurement.

FRNC (Fire Resistant Non-Corrosive) steel cable, fire rated for 2hrs @ 750 degrees centigrade.

Maintenance Free

Sensor cable and detector are maintenance-free – no maintenance operations are required to maintain detector operation e.g. filter changes, calibration or cleaning.

Sensor cable has 40 years design longevity.

DTS detector with sensor cables obtained VdS certificate as heat detector with highest A1/A2 class acc. to EN 54-5 with sensor cable lengths up to 10 km

Explosion Safety

DTS detector uses laser light emitter of very low power – laser class 1 (<20 mW).

Low laser light power allows sensor cable to be installed in explosive atmospheres, e.g. coal mines, gas and dust environments.

Simple Installation

Small bending radius, combined with basic mounted requirements on new or existing cable ladder, piping or equipment structures.

Increasing Availability

Through these System Configurations

DTS system without Redundancy
DTS system without Redundancy
Sensor cable as open line, no sensor cable redundancy, no detector redundancy.EN 54-22: maximum area protected by sensor cable = 1600m2AS1670.1: maximum zone area = 2000m2
DTS System with Cable Redundancy
DTS System with Cable Redundancy

Sensor cable as loop, detector with 2 channels, no detector redundancy.

EN 54-22: maximum are protected with sensor cable as loop = 10000m2

DTS System for Full Redundancy
DTS System for Full Redundancy

Sensor cables as 2 loops, two DTS detectors, full redundancy – highest reliability.

EN 54-22: maximum area protected by sensor cable as loop between two detectors = 10000m2 for each sensor cable loop.

Testimonials

The system provides a faster response time to any potential fire risk. It is performing well to expectation.

Edward Kennedy CHPP Projects, Glencore Bulga

Keeping you informed

Recent Articles

Fire and Explosions Incident Highlights Report
Fire and Explosions Incident Highlights Report
The Fire and Explosion Report from NSW Government Resources Regulator released in October 2021 reveals important data around the incidents and challenges that the NSW Coal industry faces. The Resources Regulator Report focuses on 38 surface coal mines and its causes of incidents as well as notices to improve the overall industry standards.A few important highlights are below:
  • Of the 38 sites assessed under the inspection program, 71% of the mines needed to make some type of adjustment related to fire and explosion risks.
  • 52 notices were issued, including both “improvement notice” and “notice of concerns”.
  • During the site assessments, some trends were identified and are of concern as different mines are having common issues related to fire and explosions. The critical controls theme is one that deserves more attention, followed by poor storage of flammable chemicals and workers not trained adequately on permits to work, among others issues.
Finally, the numbers of notices and incidents occurred in this period reveal that fire and explosions are still the main cause of mining accidents in NSW. In order to change this alarming scenario, control systems need to be in place in accordance with compliance and industry regulations. The fibre optics technology can be a good ally to detect incidents early, have real time data of site conditions and improve safety levels of your mine in compliance with national and international industry standards.To read the full APAPL Highlights Report please click in the link below.Download the Highlights Report here.
Overseas project announcement: Hidden Valley expands DTS system to ensure productivity and safety
Overseas project announcement: Hidden Valley expands DTS system to ensure productivity and safety
Advanced Photonics Australia is proud to announce an overseas project expansion for Hidden Valley gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The mine is part of MCG Limited, from the Harmony Gold Group. The expansion of the project includes the design, supply, testing and commissioning of the overland tubular conveyor fire detection system.With our real time monitoring of temperature and abnormal conditions, as well as its precise location, the system provides full area coverage in the Hidden Valley Mine from the crushing station to the refinery 5 km up the mountain slope. The project is increasing the mine overall safety by detecting and preventing accidents, ensuring productivity and safeguarding both staff and operations.Our real time monitoring system provides the temperature and its precise location, allowing to detect abnormal conditions early. The system provides a full area coverage in the Hidden Valley Mine.Another highlight of the project is that it was successfully designed and commissioned remotely due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This was possible thanks to our experienced staff who took direct control of the DTS system via a secure communication link in cooperation with the site friendly staff.Thank you MCG and Harmony Gold for supporting mining innovation and safety. We are proud to support a mine that has safety and injury frequency rates that are industry leading!
Planting Trees Program: answer our survey and help recover Australian forests
Planting Trees Program: answer our survey and help recover Australian forests
We at Advanced Photonics Australia would like to invite you to participate in our short 2021 survey about solutions in the mining space. Your opinion is very important to us and will help us improve our offering to better meet your needs.As a sign of our gratitude, for each completed questionnaire we will plant 5 trees across Australia to help recover forests affected by the 2019-2020 Bushfires in partnership with the NGO One Tree Planted.The survey only takes approximately 3 - 5 minutes and it is not necessary to be a client of ours to answer the survey.Thank you in advance for your participation and let's help the environment together!To answer the survey click here.