FLIR Systems has launched the FLIR MUVE C360, a multi-gas detector specifically built for UAS at this year’s AirWorks.
In launching the product, the company says the MUVE C360 will transform how emergency response teams approach chemical, industrial, or environmental incidents by providing a new level of safety, dramatically reducing time to action, and delivering a more complete assessment in situations where every second counts.
Currently compatible with the DJI Matrice 210, the product means, before putting the health and safety of response teams at risk, drone pilots will be able to fly the new MUVE C360 into a scene for initial assessment.
The C360 houses a photoionization detector and a suite of advanced electrochemical sensors that provide real-time continuous monitoring of chemical hazards such as chlorine, carbon monoxide, and other combustible gases.
This capability will enable emergency response teams to assess situations remotely and select the proper personal protective equipment. Fire crews will be able to monitor air quality surrounding active scenes before entry, and industrial experts can perform inspections in hard-to-reach areas with relative ease.
Jeff Frank, senior vice president at FLIR, commented: “First responders are constantly seeking better and safer ways to do their jobs, and from the moment the FLIR MUVEC360arrives in the market, the chemical and gas monitoring process will change forever. In the time it normally takes first responders to don proper equipment, theC360 has already arrived on scene, tested samples, and located the source of a hazard.”
Adding: “With greater accessibility to drone technology than ever before, the purpose-built MUVE C360will provide response teams with improved situational awareness that can help save lives and livelihoods.”
FLIR is also introducing FLIR VueLink, a pilot flight application that provides drone operators a plug-and-play interface to the MUVEC360.
The app also includes advanced flight-control and interface with the FLIR Cloud.