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Detecting Hot Areas in Dumps With Handheld, Infrared Scanners.
NTIS: PB 221 636 :12 pages
A portable, handheld infrared scanner has been used to detect abnormal surface temperature on dumps of flood-generated trash near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Three of eight dumps examined had thermal anomalieson the surface, indicating temperature buildup at depth. The anomalies found with the scanner were verified by measurements with a thermocouple probe or a carbon monoxide detector. One week after the investigation was completed, open fire broke out at the site of one of these thermal anomalies; about 6 weeks after the investigation, a thermal anomaly in another dump was verified when a trench was excavated in the dump.
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NTIS: PB 221 636
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