what is Flame Detectors on ships?

Flame detectors are line of-sight devices that look for specific types of light (infrared, visible, ultraviolet) emitted by flames during combustion. When the detector recognizes this light from a fire, it sends a signal to activate an alarm.

Flame detectors are best for protecting:

  • Areas with high ceilings and open-spaces, such as warehouses and auditoriums.
  • Outdoor or semi-enclosed areas, where winds or draughts can prevent smoke from reaching a heat or smoke detector.
  • Areas where rapidly developing flaming fires can occur, such as petrochemical production, fuel storage areas, paint shops, and solvent areas.
  • —Environments that are unsuitable for other types of detectors.


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