Flashpoint Monitoring News

  • Teledyne Isco Acquires SofTA Corporation

    Teledyne Isco, a division of Teledyne Instruments, Inc., recently acquired the net assets of SofTA Corporation ("SofTA"), a leading manufacturer of Evaporative Light Scattering Detectors (ELSD) for High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Flash Chromatography. The purchase will help better serve the needs of Teledyne Isco's Chromatography customers around the world.  ...


    By Teledyne Isco

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

    The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors. The AGIP  Kashagan FIeld provides an extremely harsh environment for the detectors to work in. Despite this, the SharpEye Triple IR detectors continue to provide top detection with the highest accuracy, reliability and the highest immunity to ...


    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

  • D7094 Flashpoint Method Accepted For ASTM D7467 Biodiesel Blend Specifications

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ ASTM D7094 flashpoint method made history in 2013, when ASTM members accepted the method for ASTM Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications. Recently, ASTM members expressed their confidence again in the method and voted to include the flashpoint method in ASTM D7467 Biodiesel (B6 to B20) specifications. A inter-laboratory study in 2013 using AMETEK Grabner ...

  • New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

    Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range. The 950 and 960 series detectors have recently been included and detect toxic Hydrogen Sulfide gas and toxic Ammonia gas, respectively, both with path lengths of up to 263ft (80m). The Quasar 950 and 960 models can be tailored to protect your personnel and high-risk installation. Reliability is key and is ...


    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

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