Various Flame Detector Types

Flame detectors are known for their fast response to open fires. Applications vary from indoor to outdoor and from hydrocarbon to non-hydrocarbon fuels. SENSE-WARE offers the best suitable Flame detector types – UV, UV/IR and IR3 – for your plant. With SENSE-WARE Flame Detectors installed the safety of your workers is monitored while at the job or back at home with friends or family. A Flame detector self-test is performed every hour to make sure the sensor and electronics operate well. A Test Lamp is available for regular inspections and end-to-end testing.


Why are there different Flame detector types?

Different types of burning materials emit different types of flames. In order to prevent false alarms (false positives) and avoid non-detection of real fires (false negatives), we have to optimize the sensors for the actual radiation from the possible fires and also keep the price of the Flame detectors as reasonable as possible. This is why SENSE-WARE supplies three Flame detector types: UV, UV/IR and IR3.


How to select the best Flame detector for your Application?

A “One size fits all” approach may lead to false alarms or non-detection events. Also maintenance failures may lead to unsafe situations. It is most important to know facts about the application and select the best possible Flame detector:

Flame Detector Selection Guide

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Application UV UV/IR IR3
Aircraft hangars     
Battery storage/data communication rooms     
Car, bus, streetcar, and train parking areas     
Sterile rooms such as semi-conductor, medicinal drug manufacturing, and hospital operating rooms     
CNG refueling stations for buses (for public transport)      
Cold storage   
Conveyer belts   
Diesel engine rooms     
Electric power transformers     
Engine test cell rooms        
Fume hoods     
Gas cabinets       
Gasoline storage/gas engine rooms        
Service stations and plug-in (hybrid) charging stations      
Heating rooms for chemicals     
Hydraulics (such as extruders)     
Indoor chemical, fuel, and solvent storage       
Indoor hydrocarbon storage and processing       
Indoor hydrogen storage and processing      
Radio amplifier rooms/isolators for antennas   
Loading and unloading bays: for semi, train, and marine      
Machinery monitoring        
Outdoor chemical, fuels, paint, and solvent storage     
Outdoor hydrogen storage and processing   
Oil and gas pipe line and pumping stations     
Paint spray booths   
Recycling and waste processing plants     
Wind turbines     
Livestock barns, -stables or -stalls     


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