Flame Detection News

  • UK gas analyser manufacturer seeks US partner

    For over 40 years, Signal Group has been a leading manufacturer of reference gas analysers employing flame ionisation detectors (FID), chemiluminescence detectors (CLD), and a variety of non-dispersive infra-red (NDIR) technologies. Following the launch of the company’s Series IV analysers, Signal is looking to expand its presence overseas and welcomes expressions of interest from ...


    By Signal Group Ltd

  • LumaSense Introduces the Improved E2T Quasar 2 Continuous Flare Stack Monitoring System for Pilot Flames and Flared Gases

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. introduces the next generation Quasar 2 M8100-EXP monitoring and detection instrument for continuous duty monitoring of pilot flame and flared gases from flares. Safe flare operation and environmental protection requires reliable and accurate flare pilot monitoring. Typically, flare pilots are monitored with thermocouples, but these often fail due to thermal shock, ...

  • Borescope Helps Improve Furnace Operations For Glass Producer Holophane

    Holophane, a leader in lighting solutions since 1921, has implemented AMETEK Land’s new Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass, an enhanced thermal imager, at its plant in France and now is reaping major benefits by accurately measuring temperature within its glass melt tank. For nearly a century, Holophane has produced and transformed glass for technical applications, specifically ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • CitiSafe Pte Ltd is proud to represent new products from RC Systems Inc.

    Gas and Flame Detectors Our SenSmart 6000, 3000 and 1100 Gas Detectors offer 4-20mA, modbus RTU or modbus TCP wired interfaces. The SenSmart 6000 has a vivid color readout and standard ethernet. The SenSmart 3000 supports both 2 and 3-Wire 4-20mA operation.The SenSmart 1100 is a low cost 2-Wire 4-20mA toxic/oxygen detector all contained inside the sensor head. Our Gas Detectors ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Dutch stadium protected by Sharpeye

    The stadium installed a combination of 20/20MI mini IR3 and 40/40I IR3 detectors in different areas of the stadium with the IR3 detectors providing protection for the entire field, with one detector being placed at each corner. With the stadium in use for soccer games and other concerts and events, the superior protection provided is essential. Spectrex Inc. is a technology leader in optical ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Spectrex Detectors Installed at Major Refinery

    The largest oil refinery in the world is doubling its capacity to 1.2 million barrels a day. With this expansion, there is the requirement to increase the number of flame and gas detectors to protect the whole facility. SharpEye 40/40I and 40/40LB Optical Flame Detectors were selected, alongside SafEye Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detectors to provide complete protection by the most ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Korean Car Manufacturer Employs SharpEye

    A Korean car manufacturer, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently installed the latest Spectrex commercial IR3 20/20MPI Flame Detector. The manufacturer chose to install the commercial detectors during the construction process to provide superior flame detection.  Once the facility is finished, some of the commercial 20/20MPI detectors will be replaced with ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • New partnership for TOC gas analysers

    Quantitech, the Milton Keynes based instrumentation specialist, has been appointed exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for ErsaTec GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of gas analysers for the measurement of organic gases such as solvents and fuels. Designed and developed by former employees of Bernath Atomic (manufacturer of the well-known Bernath 3006 FID), the ErsaTec analysers employ ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Plastic Plant Employs 20/20MPI Flame Detectors

    A facility in Bulgaria has chosen Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MPI indoor optical flame detectors for its fire detection method. The plant processes plastic bottle and the new non-EX IR3 flame detectors were chosen due to the reliable IR technology and expected trouble with UV detectors quoted by others. The 20/20MPI is a low cost, high performance, compact Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector in a ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • We Invented It, We Perfected It!

    High Value – High Risk industries often have large facilities, often located in remote areas where conditions can reach extremes, from African deserts to Alaskan waters. These environments provide difficult conditions within which optical flame need to operate, directly linking to regular triggering of false alarms, resulting in a loss of confidence in the detection systems and ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye Protects Latvian Power Plant

    Riga Power Plant selected both the 20/20MI and 40/40I SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to provide fire protection. Both types of detector feature IR3 optical spectral analysis, providing long distance detection with the ability to distinguish between real fires and various background heat sources thus providing the highest immunity to false alarms. Riga Power Station  is the main ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Hot Off The Press: To Detect and To Protect

    Many oil and gas installations, especially oil rigs and FPSOs, are located in areas with harsh weather conditions, such as in the North Sea or Alaska. Although a different area of the world, similar tough surroundings are faced at the other end of the spectrum where there is extreme sunlight and high temperatures coupled with occasional sand storms. In all of these locations and many ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Det-Tronics Enhances its X3301 Multispectrum

    The X3301 multispectrum infrared flame detector from Det-Tronics, already a leading flame detector in fire protection, now has certification for the industry’s greatest field-of-view protection, the longest detection range, and third-party approval for detecting the greatest number of fuel types, following recent ...

  • First detection of novel flame retardants in Antarctic species

    Groups of chemicals used as flame retardants were present in the bodies of Antarctic rock cod (Trematomus bernacchii), young gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and brown skua seabird (Stercorarius antarcticus) collected from King George Island, Antarctica. This study is the first to find some of these chemicals in Antarctica, confirming that they undergo long-range transport and can reach ...

  • SharpEye 40/40 Detectors Protect Ghazlan Power Plant

    Spectrex has recently supplied the Ghazlan Power Plant with SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors. The SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors will protect the four new 600MW oil and gas fired steam turbines, as well as the fuel handling infrastructure and transmission equipment being installed at the plant. These expansions make Ghazlan Power Plant the largest power generation ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Hot Off The Press: H2s And Ammonia Detection

    While toxic gases have a wide variety of uses in a range of industries, they can be very dangerous at high concentrations. In particular, ammonia is an excellent coolant used in food production and storage, and an efficient fertilizer in the agriculture industry. Additionally, H2S is an inevitable byproduct within the oil and gas industry, pulp and paper production and more. Human senses cannot ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • New Ichthys Project Employs SharpEye and SafEye Detectors

    The Ichthys Project is a world-class project to develop a gas and condensate field approximately 130 miles (200km) off the northwest coast of Australia. The project, which is operated by INPEX, is a joint venture with major partner Total and various Japanese & Taiwanese Gas companies and is due to start production in 2016. The project, which is the first ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye Protects Chubb Adhesive Factory

    A contract was recently awarded by Chubb to protect machinery where hot glue is applied to adhesive tape at a world leading adhesive tape production site. These machines are considered ATEX zone 0 hazards due to the permanent presence of vapors and heat. The SharpEye 20/20MI Mini IR3 Flame Detector was selected for this application due to the availability of this model with ATEX EExia ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Flame Retardants, Copper-based `Chimney Sweepers` Spur Discussions at International Combustion Conference in Sweden

    Toxic emissions of dioxins and flame retardants in connection with biomass burning and other uses were two much discussed topics at this year's International Congress on Combustion By-products and their Health Effects, including on ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • SharpEye IR3 Detectors Protect Prudhoe Bay Oil Facility

    SharpEye 40/40I flame detectors were recently installed in a hot oil module in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The facility, which measures 12 x 100 ft, was selected to be protected by the well trusted IR3 optical flame detectors to provide reliable flame detection. The SharpEye 40/40I is multi spectrum based on three IR bands (IR3) and detects fuel and gas fires at long distances ...


    By Spectrex Inc

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