Viper’s approach to Hot Spot Detection for critical vessels eliminates or minimizes the installation of point contact temperature sensors such as thermistors, thermocouples, RTDs, or solid-state devices. Avoid the guessing game of whether contact sensors are placed in the correct location relative to process flows and reaction locations. Viper’s design eliminates this concern by monitoring the entire vessel and its surface, providing instantaneous non-contact temperature measurements. FLIR cameras’ digital data stream is connected to the ViperVision control system. The ViperVision software controls all camera functions, collects temperature data, displays thermal images and analyzes data. Engineers now have the data they need to make critical decisions about vessel repair and renewal.