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HHI Group Presents AI-based Fire Monitoring System

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group demonstrated the first installation of the artificial intelligence (AI)-based fire monitoring system on a newly constructing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier on the 30th of November. 

The system was developed as a safety solution using in-house technologies. It instantly detects embers and smokes on ships by analyzing the video from CCTV cameras and fire-related big data. 

One of the notable features is the deep-learning technology which enables the system to learn from the previous data and eliminate the possibility of false alarms. It enhances accuracy even with general camera images. 

HHI Group plans to introduce the fire monitoring system for ships in service and those under construction. 

The system is first used in the insulating material installation process for an LNG carrier's cargo tank. The insulating material requires thorough surveillance, for a small spark can grow to a large fire in an instant during the bonding process. Unlike the previous system which took two minutes to detect a fire, the new monitoring system can minimize the damage by instantly catching signs of fire. 

An official from the group said, "We have successfully commercialized the technology after two years of efforts to develop image analysis tools and safety assessments. The AI-based technology will be further applied to monitor oil and gas leakage as well, ensuring a safe workplace for all."