UV/IR Optical Flame Detector

Fast, Reliable Detection for Challenging, High-Risk Environments

Ultra-fast detection and response of all types of hydrocarbon and hydrogen  fires (both visible and non-visible) are possible with FlameSpec UV/IR flame detectors. Their resistance to weather conditions and false alarms, while remaining highly sensitive to a fire’s optical radiation emitted or infrared wavelengths, make UV/IR optical detection ideal for high-risk environments.

UV/IR flame detectors identify fireballs and explosions in as few as 5 milliseconds (UV-IR) to 40 milliseconds (IR3) and offers high visibility of up to 100 ft. (UV-IR) or 260 ft. (IR3) for a 1 ft2 n-heptane pan fire.

Various models of high-speed flame detectors include:

  • FLS-IR3: Detects hydrocarbon fuel and gas fires at long distances. With its triple spectrum design, it provides the highest immunity to false alarms.
  • FLS-IR3-H2: Detects invisible hydrogen (H2) gas fires at long distances. Its triple spectrum protects against false alarms.
  • FLS-UV-IR: A UV and IR detector that detects hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, hydroxyl and hydrogen fires, as well as metal and inorganic fires. The UV sensor has a special logic circuit that prevents false alarms from solar radiation.

HD Camera Options

Each detector may be equipped with an additional HD camera, which provides…

  • clear imaging of fire and people at 100ft distance.
  • video recording of one minute pre-event and up to three minutes post-event
  • live video feed for safety personnel to view before entering a hazardous area (when connected to DVR/NVR).

Typical Applications Include:

  • Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical Refineries & Facilities
  • Gas Turbines
  • Compressor Stations
  • Power Plants
  • Aircraft Hangars
  • Warehouses
  • Co-Generation Plants
  • Wet Bench Surface Areas, Plenums
  • Wet Bench equipment, and Sub-Fab areas
  • IPA Stations
  • Liquid Paint Spray Lines
  • Powder Coating Booths
  • Drying Ovens
  • Aerosol Filling
  • Power Transformers
  • Engine Test Cells
  • Munitions production
  • Explosives production
  • Manufacture of other explosive material
  • Hydrogen gas storage facilities
  • Clean room open areas