Avon Protection has announced that its argus range of thermal imaging cameras have been certified to levels set forth in the 2021 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)1801, Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service. The argus range includes the Mi-TIC E, Mi-TIC E L, Mi-TIC 320, and Mi-TIC S models.
The 2021 edition of NFPA 1801 is the latest edition of the standard. First published in 2013 and again in 2018, the standard defines minimum performance requirements for sophisticated thermal imaging equipment and is adopted throughout the world.
While there are no physical changes to the Mi-TIC cameras as a result of the latest edition, the most notable changes are specific to testing requirements and software. Those include spot temperature measurement moving from “TI BASIC” to “TI BASIC PLUS”; updated test matrices for both stand-alone and integrated thermal imagers; an amended spacial resolution source target used for testing; and a revised region of interest figure used for testing.
“We are very excited to continue building on to our over 40-year legacy of designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras that allow firefighters to operate safely in the most demanding and dangerous of environments,” Darren Wolfe, Global Product Manager for Thermal Imaging, said in a press release.