Flame Detection News

  • Auto-retract, Enhanced Thermal Imaging Borescope Newly Available for Glass-melt Furnace Applications

    AMETEK Land has unveiled a new innovation for the glass industry: an enhanced thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) designed specifically for the use in glass-melt tanks, with an optional auto-retract version for additional instrument protection.    The enhanced thermal imaging NIR-B provides continuous real-time temperature data combined with a crystal clear thermal ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • SafEye Protects Pharmaceutical Plant

    The SafEye Duct Mounted open path gas detector has recently been employed to provide gas detection at a global pharmaceutical plant. The detector was required within the plant to detect a variety of gases, including the most dominant, acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol, toluene and isopropyl alcohol. This is to prevent the gases from building up either within a closed area or ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • General Monitors Gas & Flame Detectors Receive DNV-GL and MED Marine Approvals

    General Monitors announces that its most popular advanced gas and flame detectors now meet the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) Offshore Standards as well as DNV·GL Type Approval. MED is the European Directive requiring that gas and flame detectors installed in marine environments be tested to specific standards and inscribed with the “wheel ...


    By General Monitors

  • Metalwork Industry Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

    ELECMETAL (Chile), a leading metal parts manufacturer, has just installed 60 SharpEye model 40/40L UV/IR opticalflame detectorsto protect its 2 new production facilities where high end alloy metals are produced for the aerospace and mining industries.  Thechemical processes and power requirements to manufacturesuch high grade steel components create a variety of special ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

    The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors. The ongoing demand for environment friendly bio-fuels has created the need for dedicated extraction plants that produce the bio- fuels from various agricultural crops. Production of ethanol from corn is a growing trend all over the world. ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Cemtrex Receives Overwhelming Response at ISA Symposium

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 29, 2013 -- (OTC: CTEI) Cemtrex, Inc. (www.cemtrex.com)  announced today that its presentation, made in partnership with Modcon Systems Ltd (www.modcon-systems.com), about maximizing efficiency of crude oil distillation at ISA Symposium received ...

  • MSA Develops Industrial Hard Hat Made from Sugarcane

    Pittsburgh-based safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) is the largest producer of industrial hard hats in North America and other regions of the world.  But that dominance hasn't diminished the company's appetite to innovate and find ways to improve a relatively common product worn every day by construction ...

  • ASTM E594 - 96(2011) Standard Practice for Testing Flame Ionization Detectors Used in Gas or Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

    Although it is possible to observe and measure each of the several characteristics of a detector under different and unique conditions, it is the intent of this recommended practice that a complete set of detector specifications should be obtained at the same operating conditions, including geometry, flow rates, and temperatures. It should be noted that to specify a detector's ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D4691 - 11 standard practice for measuring elements in water by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry

    Elemental constituents in water and wastewater need to be identified to support effective water quality monitoring and  control programs. Currently, one of the most widely used and practical means for measuring concentrations of elements is by  atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The major advantage of atomic absorption over atomic emission is the almost total lack of spectral ...


    By ASTM International

  • Agilent Technologies` revolutionary atomic spectroscopy instrument runs entirely on air

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer, a breakthrough elemental analysis instrument that runs entirely on air. The 4100 MP-AES fundamentally ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Analytik Jena AG launches new HR-CS AAS instrument

    contrAA® 600 completes the innovative product family of high resolution continuum source AAS with a specific solution for graphite furnace technique Analytik Jena AG, a leading manufacturer of analysis measuring technology, today launched its new atomic absorption spectrometer contrAA® 600. The device complements the contrAA® product family and optimizes the advantages of high ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Optical integrity: testing the detector

    Most optical flame detectors have a method to indicate that they are not operating correctly – an LED or an online alert. If the detector does not indicate a fault, you might believe the detector is alert and watching for possible hazards. But how do you know the detector is not blinded by ice, oil, or another obstruction? And how do you know the sensor is functioning? Det-Tronics’ ...

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