By Arie Egozi
Tel Aviv. Very sophisticated flame detectors developed in Israel, protect some of most critical sites in the country. Spectrex announced this week the launch of its next-generation SharpEye 40/40D and C series flame detectors that provide optimum protection against hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, hydroxyl and hydrogen fires, and metal and inorganic fires. The detectors are manufactured by Spectronics, an Israeli company that has been acquired by Emerson.
The detectors are marketed under the brand name Spectrex and are widely used in many sites over the world. Israeli Merkava MBT have been equipped with the company’s explosion suppression system. The detectors are also installed in Israeli navy vessels. They are based on the vast experience of the Israeli company in developing flame and smoke detectors for civil and defence use.
According to the Israeli company, the new detectors provide early warning of fires at long distances in record time and with high immunity to false alarms. Featuring new QuadSens technology with enhanced performance, the SharpEye 40/40D offers the longest distance detection of hydrocarbon fires at up to 300 ft. (90 m) with unparalleled reliability.
“The first step to battling a blaze is to quickly recognize it is happening while avoiding false alarms. The enhanced SharpEye fire detectors minimize immediate fire consequences by decreasing fire size as well as the risk to personnel, the environment, and facilities, “ said Emil Cohen, Spectrex Senior Product & Customer Support Manager. “As the industry leaders, we are very proud that the 40/40D and C series continue Spectrex’s tradition of providing innovative, field-proven products that are used throughout the world. The new series can be used in a variety of industries and applications, including oil & gas installations pipelines, and chemical plants, storage tank farms, power generation facilities, fuel and gas processing and storage facilities, refinery hydrogenation, fertilizer plants, transportation, and all highly critical sites for the security and defence.
-The writer is an International Roving Correspondent of the publication. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of Raksha Anirveda