Flashpoint Monitoring 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Portable hydrogen detector protects safety of welding process

    A nuclear power station in Washington, USA, recently purchased a portable hydrogen analyser from H2scan for the detection of hydrogen during a cask storage welding process. The analyser is able to provide immediate indication of any hydrogen leak and as such represents a vital component of the plant’s safety strategy. The analyser, a HY-ALERTA 500 is highly sensitive to hydrogen and ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Miniflash touch trailblazer for the new age in flashpoint testing

    Grabner Instruments MINIFLASH TOUCH is a uniquely designed portable flash-point tester that uses the Grabner continuously closed cup method to determine the flash point of petroleum products, liquids and solids. It combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new full color touch screen design. The MINIFLASH method offers the highest repeatability and ...

  • MINIFLASH TOUCH - New Portable Flash Point Tester Launched

    Grabner Instruments launches MINIFLASH TOUCH, its new analyzer for easy and safe flash point testing of petroleum products and solvents. MINIFLASH TOUCH is the latest addition to the Grabner Instruments line of portable flashpoint testers, that combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new convenient touch-screen design. The touch-screen runs on a ...

  • Confined space entry – is your gas detector right for the job?

    Working in confined spaces is difficult at the best of times. Operators often have to wear full PPE (personal protective equipment), are usually harnessed and may be carrying tools and equipment to complete the task in hand (e.g. welding). The last thing a worker in this environment needs to worry about is his or her gas detector. It should be designed specifically for confined space entry (CSE) ...

  • Flash point determination of Asphalt, Tar and Bitumen by use of Grabner miniflash

    Measuring flashpoint of asphalt, bitumen or tar is a most challenging test. Industrial coal tar pitch for example is solid at ambient temperature, softens around 100-130°C and becomes fully liquid at 180°C. When cooled down the tar sample becomes rock solid in seconds, making it difficult to clean flashpoint testing equipment and to continue with the measurements. The MINIFLASH flashpoint tester ...

  • Ion Science Launch Revolutionary Photoionisation Detector for Volatile Organic Compounds

    Ion Science introduces the new ground breaking PhoCheck Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A significant development in PID, the instrument’s powerful software and performance features set new industry standards for hand held VOC detection. The instrument’s revolutionary PID technology provides a dynamic detection range of ...


    By Ion Science

  • Ion science launch revolutionary photoionisation detector for volatile organic compounds

    Ion Science introduces the new ground breaking PhoCheck Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A significant development in PID, the instrument’s powerful software and performance features set new industry standards for hand held VOC detection. The instrument’s revolutionary PID technology provides a dynamic detection range of 1 ...


    By Ion Science

  • MINIFLASH – the new age in flashpoint testing

    Using a unique patented flashpoint method, the MINIFLASH flashpoint tester from GRABNER INSTRUMENTS offers best repeatability and unmatched versatility for flashpoint testing. By using only 1-2 ml sample volume and by testing the flashpoint in a completely sealed metal cup, the MINIFLASH guarantees highest safety and eliminates the risk of open fires commonly experienced when testing flashpoint. ...

  • Every Millisecond Counts: GE announces Arc Vault™ system to be fastest arc flash containment technology in the industry

    A breakthrough arc protection technology called Arc Vault™, being developed by GE Consumer & Industrial’s electrical distribution business for delivery in mid-2010, will stop an arcing fault in less than eight milliseconds (ms) to provide increased arc flash hazard mitigation with equipment doors open or closed – the fastest arcing fault containment technology in the industry – helping to ...


    By General Electric

  • Superior sensitivity allows Berkeley Nucleonics SAM 940 to locate and identify SNM

    The SAM 940 utilizes a transform that provides spectral enhancement on a second by second basis. This patented algorithm is called Quadratic Compression Conversion (QCC) and allows real time subtraction of background which dramatically improves sensitivity. Therefore, the SAM does not wait for the end of a long acquisition to subtract background but rather subtracts ambient background, Compton ...

  • Crowcon Extends UL and CSA Approved Portable Gas Detector Range

    UL and CSA approvals have been granted to a number of Crowcon’s rugged, portable, single and multiple gas detectors. This means they can be used throughout the US and Canada for hazardous area applications. The UL and CSA approved range now includes the new Tetra:3 for monitoring oxygen, toxic and flammable gases. The unit, which has a top-mounted display, is water and dust resistant to IP65 and ...

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