US-headquartered safety monitoring company Fike, was recently awarded the 2016 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award during the SAFETY4SEA Forum in Athens, Greece for its pioneering solution to detect oil mist in ship engine rooms by using video analytics.

Fike Video Analytics processes the video from cameras mounted in various hazard areas to intelligently monitor and detect the unique signatures of oil mist, smoke, flame and reflected flame. The system can be monitored by shipboard personnel and linked to automation and safety management systems, allowing critical time to take action before disaster occurs.

“We are grateful to all those voted in favor of Fike, recognizing that Fike Video Analytics creates a highly efficient means for rapidly detecting oil mist, a precursor to a potential fire or explosion,” said Rick Jeffress, Business Development Director at Fike. “Video analytics has proven to be an effective way to detect fire and you'll see more of us in the future."

Fike features a full line of fire alarm, fire detection and control and fire suppression solutions, including video image detection, to keep people and valuable assets safe.

By Jake Frith