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1. (WO2001003094) MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/003094    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002410
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 23 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G08B 17/10
G08B 17/117
G08B 21/00
Applicants: QINIETIQ LIMITED
CHAPMAN, Alan, David
KNUTSEN, Linda, Christina
RICHES, James, Robert
Inventors: CHAPMAN, Alan, David
KNUTSEN, Linda, Christina
RICHES, James, Robert
Title: MONITORING SYSTEM
Abstract:
A monitoring system comprises a device to remotely sample the atmosphere (3) of a fire affected compartment to determine the temperature (5) and the relative concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and flammable vapours (8, 9, 10, 12). A processor (14) is used to provide an indication of the safety status of the compartment (15) as safe to enter, unsafe to enter or undecided based on the determined gas concentrations and temperature.