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A functioning business may have all it's necessary ingredients to make the business a success. However, failing to have the necessary fire safety could accidentally bring it all to an abrupt halt.

 
 

 
 
   

Continuously be protected! Prevent fire catastrophes by detecting and initiating fire prevention measures within seconds of fire ignition with automatic flame detectors.

 
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What are flame detectors?
 
Flame Detectors are electronic devices that use optics to "see" a fire from a long distance without the smoke or heat needing to get to the detector first. The four primary optical flame-sensing technologies are: ultraviolet (UV), ultraviolet/infrared (dual), Infrared (IR), and visual flame imaging. They are all based on line-of-sight detection of radiation emitted by visible yellow/red flames and heat as shown in the UV, visible light, and IR spectral bands.
 

 

Optical flame detectors employ optical sensors, working in a specific spectral range and record incoming radiation at the selected wavelengths. The Signal recorded by each sensor is analyzed according to pre-determined techniques:

Flickering frequency analysis (Flickering of the flame).
Threshold energy signal comparison.
Mathematical ratios and correlations between various signals.

Comparator techniques (and-gate techniques).

Correlation to memorized spectral analysis.

When configuring flame detection systems it is useful to consider the following flame detector performance criteria’s:

False alarm immunity
Detection range
Response time
Field of view
Self diagnostics
 
 
 
 
Infrared flame detection
 

An infrared optical flame detector locates flames by deploying Infrared sensors to identify Infrared radiation with their specific spectral pattern emitted by fire.

IR flame detectors are suitable for locations where combustion sources can produce smoky fires. They can operating at moderate speeds and within a range of up to 60 meters from the flame source — both indoors and outdoors. These Flame detectors showcase high immunity to infrared radiation produced by arc welding, lightning, sunlight, and other hot objects that might be encountered in industrial backgrounds.

 
 
 
 
Ultraviolet flame detection
 

Ultraviolet flame detectors identify flames by their radiation emitted with the use of ultraviolet sensory technology. UV detectors respond to radiation in the spectral range of 180-260 nanometres at high speeds: 3-4 milliseconds. They offer quick response and good sensitivity at short ranges.

 
 
 
 
Dual UV/IR flame detector
 

A dual band detector, combination of Ultraviolet and Infrared sensors sensitive to the UV and IR radiation emitted by a flame. IR sensor operates at a wavelength of 2.5-3.0 µm, and can detect hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, hydroxyl and hydrogen fires, as well as metal and inorganic fires. The UV/IR flame detector senses radiant energy in the short wave section of both the ultraviolet and infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Simultaneous detection of radiant energy in both the UV and IR sensors triggers an alarm signal.

 
 
 
 
Flame imaging detection (Tripple IR)
 

CCTV Flame imaging detector utilizes Infrared sensor technology to identify flames which then can alert the operator of the danger, the operator can then locate and verify if further measures are necessary via the live video input.

Constructed with Triple Infrared sensors to ensure the greatest degree of spectral matching to the radiant energy emissions of fire with the lowest degree of matching to non-fire stimuli.

A colour video camera with video signals of either NTSC or PAL - enables the user to investigate the monitored area, identify the fire’s source and location, and help select the best response (activation of fire suppression) to the situation .

 
 
 
   
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Infrared Flame Detectors  
With its technology dating back to the 1800’s and still extendedly used today there is no doubt in the reliability of our ultraviolet flame detectors to expose a fire effectively.
 

Operation:
An infrared optical flame detector locates flames by deploying Infrared sensors to identify Infrared radiation with their specific spectral pattern emitted by fire.

IR flame detectors are suitable for locations where combustion sources can produce smoky fires. They can operating at moderate speeds and within a range of up to 60 meters from the flame source — both indoors and outdoors. These Flame detectors showcase high immunity to infrared radiation produced by arc welding, lightning, sunlight, and other hot objects that might be encountered in industrial backgrounds.

Advantages:

IR Flame Detectors incorporate a heated optical window for better operation in condensation, icing and snow conditions. These Weather resistant, most durable flame detectors can be easily tweaked for all applications, environments, and requirements, by simply changing the configuration parameters. Modifying these parameters, as well as conducting monitoring tasks and maintenance, is possible by means of RS485-based Modbus communication or Highway Addressable Remote Transducers (HART).

IR detectors deliver extended coverage that allows the use of fewer detectors. Its high reliability provides a very low cost of ownership. These Infrared detectors are devised to operate as a stand-alone unit connected to an alarm system or an automatic fire extinguishing system - can also be integrated through a common control unit.

 
  Single IR Flame Detector Multi IR Flame Detector Tripple IR (IR3) Flame Detector
 
Description

Single IR Flame Detector detects hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires using advanced flame tools. A low cost solution for a most durable, weather resistant high spec package.

Specifically devised for detection of hydrocarbon and hydrogen flames at long distances - gasoline pan fire at 65m or a hydrogen flame at 30m in less than 5 seconds. Superior performance, reliability at long distances with the highest immunity to false alarms - These flame detectors are well equipped for locations where combustion sources create smoky fires.

Triple IR flame detector utilizes digital signal processing to examine the dynamic and spectral properties of the measured infrared radiation, to recognize fire events with unprecedented sensitivity and exceptional immunity to false alarms.

Principal of Operation

Detects hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires using pyroelectric sensors with a 4.4 micron optical filter, and a low frequency (1-10Hz) electronic band pass filter. These advanced infrared sensor and optical filters provide maximum sensitivity to the CO2 emissions. IR flame Detectors implement various parameter analysis and mathematical techniques to discern flame spectral signatures from other IR source spectral signature - to better identify flames and reduce false alarms.

Multi IR flame detectors primary operation is based on the spectral analysis technology - which identifies the IR spectral signature of hot CO2 at a spectral emission band of 4.2-4.7 microns and hot water (H2O) at a spectral emission band of 2.7-3.0 microns.

The spectral analysis incorporates several detection algorithms, Flickering, Mathematical ratios and correlations between various signals - Only when all the parameters of the spectral analysis meet the predetermined values, is a fire condition identified and the fire alarm is issued.

Patented IR3 technology recognizes the distinctive spectral signature that hot CO2 has in infrared at wavelengths of 4.2 to 4.7μ.

The IR3 flame detector utilizes a combination of three IR sensors to identify flame emission and also distinguish between non-fire radiation. Triple IR flame detection implements resolute algorithms undertaken by a microprocessor analyzing radiation intensity, threshold values, ratios, correlations and flickering signals attained from the three sensors. The first flame sensor is responsible for CO2 flame emission, the other two are sensitive to all other non-fire radiation sources. Flame detection alarm will only be activated when input conditions from all three distinct IR wavelengths found in fires are satisfied.

Applications

Offshore Oil & Gas installations, Pharmaceutical Industry, Onshore Oil & Gas installations, Chemical plants, Warehouses, Automotive Industry, Petrochemical plants, Storage Tank farms, Waste Disposal facilities, Power Generation facilities.

Offshore Oil & Gas installations, Space Industry hydroxyl propellant, petrochemical plants, static fuel cell systems, Onshore Oil & Gas installations, Chemical plants, Storage Tank farms, Power Generation facilities, Printing Industry, Explosive & Munitions.

Offshore Oil & gas, Waste Disposal facilities, chemical plants, printing industry, pharmaceutical industry, Power Generation facilities, Printing Industry, Warehouses, Storage Tank farms, Petrochemical plants, Aircraft hangars.

Main Features
  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 15 meters.
  • Response time typically 4 seconds.
  • Field of view 90° horizontal, 90°vertical.
  • Sensitivity selection.
  • Automatic & Manual Built-In-Test.
  • Heated window - for operation in harsh weather.
  • High reliability - minimum 150 000 operational hours.
  • Approved for Zone 1 hazardous area location.
  • Utilizes HART & RS-485 for digital communication.
  • Operates as a stand-alone unit or connected to an alarm or fire system.
  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 65 meters.

  • Response time typically 5 seconds.

  • Field of view 90° horizontal, 90°vertical.

  • High false alarm immunity

  • Approved to safety integrity level 2

  • High reliability - minimum 150 000 operational hours

  • Sensitivity selection.

  • HART Protocol: Communication protocol

  • Approved for Zone1 hazardous area location

  • Heated window - for operation in harsh weather conditions.

  • Automatic & Manual Built-In-Test - to assure continued reliable operation

  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 65 meters.

  • Response time typically 5 seconds.

  • Field of view 100° horizontal, 95°vertical.

  • Multi Spectrum Design - for long distance detection and high false alarm immunity

  • Sensitivity Selection - to ensure no zone crossover detection

  • Automatic & Manual Built-In-Test - to assure continued reliable operation

  • Heated window - for operation in harsh weather conditions.

  • Multiple Output Options for maximum flexibility and compatibility

  • High reliability - minimum 150 000 operational hours

Product certification Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - FM, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, GOST R, CEPEL, CIMFR

Functional Approvals - FM, EN54-10

Reliability Approvals - TUV (SIL2)

CPD Certificate of Conformity - LPCB

Other Approvals - GOST K, CAL FIRE

Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - FM, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, GOST R, CEPEL, CIMFR

Functional Approvals - FM, EN54-10

Reliability Approvals - TUV (SIL2)

Other Approvals - ABS, GOST K, CAL FIRE, AFP

Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - FM, FMC, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, GOST R, CEPEL, CIMFR

Functional Approvals - FM, FMC, EN54-10

Reliability Approvals - TUV (SIL2), TUV(SIL2)

Other Approvals - DNV, GOST K
 
 
More Flame Detectors
 
  Ultraviolet Flame Detectors Dual Ultraviolet and Infrared Flame Detector CCTV Flame Detectors
 
General Info

Ultra Violet rays come in a variety of beneficial usages. While sun bathers might suffer from its disadvantageous burn – our detectors are sure to keep the burn out of your life.

Doubling up the detection technology of infrared and ultraviolet have become useful not only for detecting a wider range of fires but also to contribute to the minimization of false alarms.

When relying solely on radiation technology alone is not enough the CCTV IR3 flame detector can utilize a color video image to confirm a flammable threat and its location fast.

Description

Ultraviolet (UV) Flame Detector detects hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, invisible hydrogen flames, silane, ammonia and other organics. This type of detector is mostly used for indoor applications and should not be exposed to UV radiation sources such as electric arcs, welding, and sparks in order to reduce false alarms.

The UV/IR flame detector utilizes a combination of UV and IR sensors to detect hydroxyl and hydrogen fires, hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, as well as metal and inorganic fires. To verify the reliability of the fire signal - the UV radiation threshold signal, the IR threshold signal, their ratio as well as their flickering mode is compared. Only when all parameters satisfy the detection mathematical algorithm is a fire alarm triggered.

A self-contained, triple-spectrum, optical flame detector that incorporates a colour video camera. Combination of triple infrared sensor technology maximizing identification of flames with high immunity to false alarms, and video monitoring allowing user to verify and react to the situation.

Principal of Operation

UV detectors respond to radiation in the spectral range of 180-260 nanometers. UV detectors based on this technology detect flames at high speed (3-4 milliseconds) due to the high-energy UV radiation emitted by fires and explosions at the instant of their ignition.
 

Dual band Flame detection - Sensitive to both UV and IR radiation emitted by flames, offers increased immunity to false alarms, operates at moderate speeds of response, and is suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

CCTV flame detector utilize IR3 sensor technology designed to respond only to flickering radiation signal (1 to 10 Hz) in the spectral bands ranging from 4.0 to 5.0 microns - ensuring the greatest degree of spectral matching to the radiant energy emissions of fire and the lowest degree of matching to non-fire stimuli. The CCTV Flame Detector is extremely sensitive; it can detect a 1ft.2 (0.1m2) gasoline pan fire at 200 ft. (60m) in less than 10 seconds. The colour video camera enables the operator to investigate the monitored area, identify the fire source and location, and help select the best response to the situation.

Applications

Aerospace, Warehouses, Pharmaceutical industry, Power generation facilities, Paint and solvent processes, Static fuel Cell systems, Space Industry hydroxyl propellant, Battery Charging areas, Refinery Hydrogenation, Hydrogen Vehicle Parking & Refuelling, Hydrogen fuel cell Industry, Explosive & Munitions.

Power Generation facilities, Aircraft hangars, Storage Tank farms, Petrochemical plants, Chemical plants, Onshore Oil & Gas installations, Offshore Oil & Gas installations, Pharmaceutical Industry, Printing Industry, Warehouses, Automotive Industry, Explosives & Munitions, Waste Disposal facilities, Aerospace Industry.

Offshore Oil & Gas, Onshore Oil & Gas, Chemical plants, Petrochemicals plants, Storage tank farms, Aircraft hangars, Power generation facilities, Pharmaceutical Industry, Printing Industry, Warehouses, Automotive Industry, Explosives & Munitions and Waste Disposal facilities.

Main Features
  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 15 meters.

  • Response time typically 3 seconds.

  • Field of view 100° horizontal, 95°vertical.

  • Automatic and Manual Built-In-Test.

  • Heated window - for operation in harsh weather.

  • Multiple output options for maximum flexibility.

  • User programmable via HART or RS-485.

  • Level 2 approved safety integrity.

  • UV spectrum design.

  • High reliability - minimum 150 000 operational hours.

  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 15 meters.

  • Response time typically 5 seconds.
    Field of view 100° horizontal, 95°vertical.

  • UV/IR Dual-Sensor

  • Fast Response - 200 milliseconds to flash fire.

  • Automatic/Manual Built-In-Test – to assure continued reliable operation.

  • Heated window - for operation in harsh weather.

  • User programmable via HART or RS-485.

  • High reliability - minimum 150 000 operational hours.

  • Detection range for some fuels can be up to 65 meters.

  • Response time typically 5 seconds.
    IR3 Field of view 90° horizontal, 90°vertical.

  • CCTV Field of view 65° horizontal, 48° vertical.

  • Live color video image.

  • Triple spectrum design

  • User programmable via RS-485 or HART

  • Automatic/Manual Built-In test.

  • Sensitivity selection.

  • High reliability - minimum 43 000 operational hours.

Product certification

Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - FM, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, GOST R, CEPEL, CIMFR

Functional Approvals - FM, EN54-10

Reliability Approvals - TUV (SIL2)

Other Approvals - GOST K, CAL FIRE, AFP

Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - FM, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, GOST R, CEPEL, CIMFR

Functional Approvals - FM, EN54-10

Reliability Approvals - TUV (SIL2)

Other Approvals - DNV, DNV-MED-D, DNV-MED-B, ABS, GOST K, CAL FIRE, AFP
Hazardous Area Ex Approvals - UL, ATEX [de], ATEX, GOST R

Functional Approvals - FM

Other Approvals - GOST K
 
 
 
 
 
 
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