Operational in harsh industrial environments, Sharp Eye flame detectors are considered to be some of the most accurate and reliable flame detectors available today. With many configurations available, it is a detector that is well-suited for a wide range of specific industrial situations. Used on offshore drilling platforms, pipelines, and in numerous refineries and manufacturing plants, Sharpeye flame & fire detectors have the ability to serve numerous functions while withstanding extremely harsh environments. But to know which type of Sharpeye detector will work best for each type of work environment, it’s best to have a good understanding of the detector’s working principles.
A flame detector that is unique in that it is a stand-alone device, Sharpeye flame detection consists of self-contained stand-alone devices that can be directly connected to fire extinguishing and sprinkler systems, allowing the detectors to control how and when they operate. Because of this, they can be used very effectively on offshore platforms and pipelines, where they can be installed at key points to ensure the area remains as safe as possible.
False Alarm Immunity
Due to these detectors using infrared and ultraviolet technology, they have a high immunity to false alarms. Able to detect very specific types of flames, these detectors are well-known for their reliability in detecting spectral signatures. Thus, they are a good choice for locations that have a large presence of multiple accelerants.
Low Power Consumption
Since a Sharpeye flame detector rarely provides a false alarm, it also uses far less power than many other flame detectors. Thus, it is a very popular flame detector that’s used in storage areas, public buildings, and many oil and gas facilities. With a detection range of 140 feet, it is considered an excellent choice for use in both large and small indoor areas.
By having the latest capabilities when it comes to IR3 technology, a Sharpeye Ir3 flame detector can adapt to a number of different environments. For example, the 2020 CCTIx incorporates IR3 technology into its functioning, enabling it to use a color video camera to verify a fire while at a remote location.
For Sharpeye detectors that use a combination of ultraviolet and infrared technology, a big advantage is their low cost and compact size. Along with this, these detectors can detect a variety of fires from hydrocarbon fuel and gas, hydrogen, hydroxyl, and metals. And as these detectors are known for, they give very few false alarms, due mainly to the logic circuit found in no other detector.
Because all industrial sites have different floor plans and layouts, Sharpeye detectors have technology enabling them to adapt well to virtually any environment. One of its best features is the ability to detect flames from multiple gases simultaneously, making it a very effective and cost-efficient detection system. With its high resistance to false alarms, ability to discern between various types of flames, and versatility within the oil and gas industry, Sharpeye detectors can operate virtually anywhere.