Flame Detection Equipment: Three Types


The flame detection equipment is used for detecting flame and flame emissions. There are three significant types of flame detectors. These are infrared, ultraviolet, and a combination of both. This article will go over each.


This type of flame detection equipment uses ultraviolet radiation to indicate flame emissions. Ultraviolet flame detectors are very common and can be used for a variety of different types of flame, such as wood, gas, or oil fires. The detector will send out the UV rays, which will then hit the flame, causing it to emit a backlight visible to the human eye. This shows an indication that there has been flame detected because it emits up from the object in question and not just smoke like most other detectors would show.


The infrared type of flame detection equipment sends out beams of low-level heat into its surrounding area where flames might be present by using either microwaves or laser technology. There are two main advantages with this flame detection equipment; one advantage is that you can detect flame through smoke and the other advantage is that it can even work at night due to the heat emission coming from the fire.

The Combined

The third type of flame detection equipment uses both infrared technology (heat sensors) and ultraviolet spectrum (ultraviolet rays). Using these two technologies instead of just one is because using the combination of both combines their own individual advantages.

To conclude, flame detectors are essential in any industry that frequently uses flame, such as welding, cooking, and the like. Furthermore, they function at their best when used with other flame detection equipment such as fire extinguishers or sprinklers, so it would be wise to invest in a complete flame safety system for your workplace!