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Thermal Imaging for Petrochemical Facilities

FLIR's thermal security cameras are the vital pieces of equipment you need to help your facility meet the Department of Homeland Security's new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

Of the myriad challenges involved in securing a large petrochemical plant, securing the plant’s perimeter would be right at the top in terms of expense and complexity. Daunting by its sheer size, these plants can boast a perimeter of 10 miles or more.

Added to this, much of this perimeter can cover areas of waterfront or wetlands that don’t permit the use of physical barriers like fences and their concomitant lighting installations. In situations like this, thermal imaging is the only solution that makes sense economically, technologically and tactically.  

By combining high performance thermal imaging with video analytics, a Thermal Fence can create a virtual perimeter that doesn’t require physical barriers, lighting infrastructure, or extended power trenches. Their 24/7 effectiveness allows security personnel to use motion-recognition software to effectively secure these fenceless areas without having to respond to false-positive alarms.

What’s more, FLIR's thermal security cameras are vital in helping any facility meet the Department of Homeland Security's new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Tier One Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS) requirements for restricting a facility's perimeter (RBPS 1), securing applicable assets (RBPS 2), and solidifying any deter, detect, and delay strategy (RBPS 4).

With the most extensive line of network-enabled, IP-based thermal cameras in the world, FLIR ensures the right mix of camera resolutions, lens focal lengths, and system configurations – from simple fixed-site cameras to full geo-referenced pan/tilt multi-sensor systems – to meet the solution of any facility.

Explore FLIR Security products for Petrochemical Facilities

FLIR FC-Series

Maintain 24/7 video awareness and intrusion detection with FLIR FC-Series IP thermal security cameras, now featuring powerful on-board video analytics for standalone edge-intrusion detection, temperature measurement, and FLIR’s unparalleled 10-year detector warranty.


FLIR PT-Series

High-performance, multi-sensor pan/tilt cameras, bringing thermal and visible-light imaging together in a system that gives you video and control over both IP and analog networks. Comes in five models that provide full 640 × 480 thermal resolution.


FLIR D-Series

The D-Series outdoor dome enclosure provides precision pan/tilt control while providing fully programmable scan patterns and radar slew-to-cue and slew-to-alarm functionality. Fully enabled for control and operation over digital and analog networks, D-Series systems deploy a 320 × 240 thermal imager along with a daylight/lowlight 36× zoom color camera.


FLIR F-Series

High-resolution thermal security cameras, giving you video and control over both IP and analog networks. Full 640 × 480 thermal resolution, giving you greater image detail, range, and analytics performance.



FLIR's DNZ30TL2R HD 30X PTZ IP Speed Dome camera sets a new standard in high performance IP with outstanding HD clarity at long range distances. The powerful 30X optical zoom is ideal for clear identification over wide area applications such as parking lots, airport tarmacs, harbor fronts, or highways.