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Stansted Adopts Thermal Imaging Technology

15 Mar 2013

London Stansted is using thermal imaging technology designed and manufactured in Chelmsford as part of its innovation programme to streamline and speed up safety maintenance checks of its electrical systems.

Chelmsford-based IRISS, clinched a deal with the airport to construct and install 72 custom made infrared windows which allow engineers to complete more efficient safety inspections of the fuses that feed terminal systems, such as computers and baggage belts.

Spearheading the project was Stansted Airport's Engineering Compliance Manager, David Potter, who said: "Previously, the entire inspection cycle was a very long process and took engineers two nights to shut down the system and inspect just one electrical panel by hand."

He continued: "With the installation of IRISS infrared inspection windows and the help of a thermal imaging camera we can carry out checks of all the panels in just five hours, making huge savings in survey times and equipment costs. The windows are really well constructed and the overall service from IRISS was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and their engineers were extremely professional."

David Hinds, Regional Sales Manager at IRISS Limited, said: "We are extremely proud to have worked in partnership with London Stansted on this project. The installation of our windows will ensure the safety of their engineering personnel and efficient running of their electrical systems."

IRISS infrared windows are unique.  Made of polymer instead of crystal they are shatterproof and can be manufactured in any shape or size, key factors that have resulted in the company's huge success on the world market.  Its innovative products that were originally developed in Essex are now being exported across the industrialised world.

Stansted plays a vital role in the regional economy and is committed to working with local businesses as much as possible. Every year it plays host to 'Meet the Buyers' one of the largest procurement events in the South East.

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