Flame Detection News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • SharpEye Mini Detectors Protect Singapore Mall

    The small and compact 20/20MI IR3 flame detector that is almost unnoticeable and able to detect a wide area is the perfect solution for commercial applications, such as shopping malls. The large field of view allows a small number of detectors to be installed for a large area. The Jem Mall in Singapore has recently employed the 20/20MI detector, benefiting from fast, long distance, ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

    The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has their own spectral fingerprint which allows for the highest reliability. This allows one type of detector to be installed for excellent flame detection in areas where hydrogen flames are a possibility, without missing hydrocarbon flames. ...


    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

  • SharpEye 20/20MI Protects Naphtha Storage Tanks

    SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks. While regular hydrocarbon fuels don't pose any problems for flame detectors when stored in dome tanks, naphtha can present a serious problem with any apparatus that doesn't contain naphtha resistant gaskets and o-rings, since naphtha affects these gaskets and o-rings causing the ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Wintershall Select SharpEye for RAVN Oil Rig

    Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Flame Detectors were recently selected for a newly constructed oil rig. Wintershall chose the IR3 detectors for their new RAVN unmanned platform that will serve in the Danish part of the North Sea. The SharpEye detectors were installed to provide high performance detection of the entire rig. The 40/40I optical flame detector is a multi spectrum ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • 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

  • VOC emissions data may be invalid

    Keith Golding, MD of Quantitech Limited, is urging stack testers and the managers of prescribed industrial processes to check the MCERTS certificates of their Flame Ionisation Detectors (FIDs). He says, “The FID fuel gas for which the certificate is valid is now specified so process operators should ensure, for example, that if the certificate specifies a Hydrogen/Helium mix, any compliance ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • 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’ ...

  • Loss prevention via Cameras

    Imagine your safety system announces a flame-detector alarm at a pumping station miles from the nearest worker. You need to investigate the incident. How serious is the incident? Is your suppression system operating as it should? A strategically positioned xWatch camera viewing the same process area as the X-Series optical flame detector helps you answer these questions. A remote digital video ...

  • False alarms offshore

    Flame and gas hazards are not the only dangers rig and platform workers need protection from – false alarms pose dangers to workers and can be expensive in production losses. Depending on the detection technology used, false alarms can arise from a variety of situations: welding and reflected sunlight, for example. False alarms add their own brand of safety issues. Workers can be injured as ...

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