The story behind the name of our cameras: Agni

Agni is the name of SENSIA’s unique solution for flare efficiency monitoring based on AI-powered infrared imaging. Specially designed for the calculation of flare destruction and removal efficiency (DRE), the Agni camera system shares the name of the Indian god of fire, also called Agni.

Agni, or ‘fire’ in Sanskrit, was seen as the fire-god of Hinduism in ancient India. He was often depicted with two heads, much like the two lenses in SENSIA’s Agni camera.

Always seen as second to Indra, Agni represented many sources of fire such as the sun, lightning, domestic hearths, and sacrificial burnings. Known as a symbol of sacrifice, he was believed to have been the messenger between human and divine orders.

Common depictions of the fire-god included hair that appeared to be flames, three legs, seven arms and three to seven tongues. Many sculptures and artwork of Agni included a ram, a symbol of sacrifice.

Agni is not worshipped and has no sect in modern-day Hinduism, but the name served as a perfect inspiration to name SENSIA’s Agni camera for flare efficiency monitoring.

SENSIA’s Agni camera, much like the ancient fire-god bearing the same name, can measure the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of flames. Ensuring a higher DRE means less unburned hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere by flaring, reducing the impact on global warming.

Learn more about SENSIA’s Agni camera on our Agni webpage.

Agni the fire-god inspired the name of SENSIA's flare efficiency camera

A wood carving of the ancient Indian fire-god, Agni, with a characteristic symbol of the sacrificial ram. (Guimet Museum, Paris – Giraudon/Art Resource, New York)

SENSIA Agni flare efficiency monitoring camera

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