Taking safety precautions and ensuring that your work environment is free from hazards is vital in keeping your company up to date with industry. This means that your employees, your products, and your customers are protected from work related danger, especially fire events. Fire events are most common in industries where petrochemicals such as oil, fuel, and other flammable chemicals are used in the processing of raw materials or manufacturing. These applications do not just include oil and gas plants but factories, gas stations, shopping malls, airports and bus & train stations, to name a few. So, if you are someone who’s working in these industries, and you’re in charge of safety for your company and your customers, you should to be aware of the best industrial Flame Detectors available today. Here are the things you should know when choosing the best Flame Detector.
Your Flame Detector must be tough and rugged to be suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. It is best to consider a GRP housing for your Flame Detector, as a GRP housing makes it lightweight and easy to install, with no need for electrical grounding. It is advisable to choose a Flame Detector with a Pressure Compensating Element, (Breather), to prevent internal moisture build-up, which can damage electronic components. Simply put, a Flame Detector will not be able function correctly, if it is prone to damage from physical shock or moisture. Making the correct choice is essential.
You may think that a one-size-fits-all approach in choosing a Flame Detector is ideal for your needs. This is actually not the case and is not recommended at all as this may lead to spurious alarms and fire scenarios that are not detected. There are two different types of fires; Hydrocarbon and Non-Hydrocarbon fires. UV and UV/IR Flame Detectors are suitable for detecting Hydrocarbon and Non-Hydrocarbon fires, such as Hydrogen and Silane. IR3 Flame Detectors can only detect Hydrocarbon fires, typically caused by, but not limited to gasoline, diesel, methanol, and ethanol. IR3 Flame Detectors are appropriate for applications where smoky fires are highly likely to occur. Overall, choosing the correct Flame Detector should depend on the type of fire that is likely to occur in your work environment.
Your choice of Flame Detector should feature cutting-edge technology. Nothing is more counterproductive than shutting down a process due to a spurious alarm and the associated loss of business that is incurred. Flame Detectors should have sophisticated software and microprocessors that prevent spurious alarms from arc welding, sunlight, artificial light sources, electric discharges, etc.
All of these requirements are featured by Sense-WARE in their best-in-class Industrial Flame Detectors. Being an independent and internationally orientated manufacturer of high-quality safety products since 2001, they have dedicated professionals with many years of experience in the Flame Detection industry. Sense-WARE offers UV, UV/IR and IR3 Flame Detectors for Zone 2/Division 2 and Safe Area applications. For more information, please visit www.sense-ware.com