Within the oil and gas industry, the danger of a fire is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. The slightest spark or vapor can ignite a fire that can quickly morph into an inferno if not detected and extinguished as quickly as possible. For many companies, flame detectors have proven to be invaluable over the years, helping to keep small fires from spinning out of control and causing extensive damage and fatalities. While there are many different kinds of flame detectors available, many companies in the oil and gas industry have installed a Sharpeye flame detector in their facilities. Considered some of the leading flame detectors available today, they offer several advantages over other flame detectors.
One of the most important features for any flame detector is its ability to stand up to the heat of the environment in which it is placed. Sharpeye flame detectors have been designed and tested in harsh real-world environments, and have performed well. Being self-contained, they are able to connect to alarm systems or automatic fire extinguishing equipment. A vital part of any alarm station, the flame detectors have proven time and time again they can withstand work environments that have a higher risk of fire.
Sharpeye flame detectors have been designed to live up to their name by detecting fires from longer distances than other detectors. With its ability to detect a gasoline pan fire that is 215 feet away in less than five seconds, the Sharpeye has gained a reputation for quickness and reliability. In addition to this, it is also unlikely to produce a false alarm due to its heated window that reduces the chance of condensation or icing. This allows it to stand up to harsh weather such as snow or ice, making it a practical choice for many different types of companies and locations.
When a fire strikes, time is of the essence. Having detectors in place can certainly allow a fire to get detected before it gets out of hand, but it’s also important for the detector to be able to send as much information as possible about the fire to other locations where help can be summoned. With various digital communications features, the Sharpeye can send information about the type of fire as well as its size and scope to those who will be calling for help. Made to operate on lower power than similar detectors, the Sharpeye is compact, lightweight and adaptable to a number of different work environments.
Having a reputation for high reliability, the Sharpeye flame detector is guaranteed to work for a minimum of 150,000 hours and has both an automatic and built-in test to allow technicians to verify it is in proper working order. While no facility wants a fire, if and when one strikes, having systems that detect it quickly and reliably can save both time and lives.