Explosion-proof image processing flame detector

Paul Boughton

With a myriad of high risk processes and flammable chemicals, sophisticated flame detection is among the highest of priorities in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

The new Dräger Flame 3000 is a highly advanced explosion-proof image processing flame detector. It has been designed for standalone operation and can also be integrated with a control system or fire panel, offering a reliable solution to flame detection, as well as a high level of false alarm immunity.

The chemical industry encompasses a wide array of diverse processes and applications, and, as a result, the Flame 3000 can work alongside Dräger’s entire range of flame detection equipment, to create a bespoke solution for every client. This tailored approach is driven by the application, including substance, surrounding environment and processes, fire type (hydrocarbon or non-hydrocarbon) and size.

The Flame 3000 and existing Flame 5000 are suitable for use in hazardous environments such as refineries, chemical and pharmaceutical plants since the sensitivity is not affected by reflections. Impervious to CO2 emissions along with hot gases and equipment, the flame detection system can be installed in any industrial situation where a potential fire source exists.
Chris Baldwin, Product Manager, Draeger Fire & Gas Systems, said: “In the chemical and petrochemical industries there is no room for error. Our flame detection solutions are designed to mitigate against false alarms, with sophisticated technology that warns you only when there is a real incident to deal with, thus saving precious time and money.

The newer Dräger model is based on the proven technology of the Dräger Flame 5000, and is believed to offer the greatest coverage area of any flame detector on the market today. With so many different chemical processes to take into consideration, its wide field of view makes the Flame 3000 an suitable system for use in the chemical industry.

For more information, visit www.draeger.com