flame detector News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 flame ...

  • 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’ ...

  • 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 false alarm. The 40/40I ...

  • Benefits of HART-enabled detectors

    The open HART protocol improves the flow of diagnostic information from process instruments including optical flame detectors and combustible/toxic gas detectors. User benefits of Det-Tronics HART-enabled flame detectors and gas detectors include faster commissioning and enhanced maintenance efficiency. Typical flame and/or gas detector configuration options accessible via HART communications ...

  • Recording of HD Flame Detector Webinar available.

    At this time, Forney does not have any HD Webinars scheduled. However, to learn more you can: View a recording of the webinar. Contact your local Regional Sales Manager to arrange a time for a live webinar. Check out the HD product page for features and specs. Technical manuals for the HD can be found in the Literature Library. ...


    By Forney Corporation

  • 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 by MSA

  • New Hazardous Area Ex CU TR Approval

    Spectrex is pleased to announce that the new hazardous area ex approval, CU TR, has been issued to Spectrex products. The approval serves Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus and replaces the previous Gost R and Gost K certificates. This approval covers SharpEye 40/40, 20/20MI, 20/20Si and CCTVIx Optical Flame Detectors, as well as the SafEye 950/960, 900, 700, 200 and Duct Mounted Open Path Gas ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 the cost ...

  • Flame and gas detection in hangars

    Flammable materials (aviation fuels, cleaning solvents, and paints) present in aircraft hangars can endanger life, safety, aircraft, and the hangar structure. To improve protection, many Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) either require or strongly recommend high-performance fire detection and suppression systems to cover both the aircraft and the building. Here are a few considerations to ...

  • 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 with the highest immunity ...

  • 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 based on three IR ...

  • 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. The ...

  • 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 explosion proof 40/40I detectors ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 facility in the Middle East ...

  • 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 of its size to be operated by a ...

  • 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 fire hazards. ELECMETAL ...

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