Honeywell flame detectors keeping Australian industry safe and secure

Commercial & Industrial fires have plagued Australia for many years with some of the country’s most infamous industrial disasters such as Victoria’s 1998 Longford Gas Disaster (2 deaths) and the 1981 Pacific Nursing Home fire in NSW (16 deaths), the result of the power and unbridled fury of a quick-burning fire.

The impact and cost of fire on a commercial facility cannot be underestimated – a fire can result in significant staff and occupant injuries, fatalities and costly damage that could even mean the end of a business or the condemning of a building – making fire protection and detection a shared responsibility across all levels of company management.

It is vital therefore that all those involved in fire safety at commercial premises understand and invest in adequate fire detection and protection solutions.

Honeywell’s FSL100 range of flame detectors – models IR3, UV and UVIR – use high-speed microprocessors, sophisticated sensing and signal analysis, deliver fast fire recognition in a range of indoor and outdoor commercial environments.

The FSL range is approved to EN54-10 for connection to Commercial Fire Panels and are ingress protected to IP65 (waterproof).  They provide a large coverage area and are able to detect hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon fires

The choice of detector depends upon the expected source of a fire and the environment of the area that is being protected.

The features include:

FSL100-UV:

  • Suitable for indoor fume hoods and hydrogen storage areas
  • Effective for materials burning with low temperatures, e.g. Sulphur
  • Detects fires caused by higher hydrocarbons (wood, paper, petrol) as well as hydrogen and lower hydrocarbons such as methanol and methane
  • Good resistance against the influences of direct and reflected sunlight, artificial light, such as fluorescent tubes and glass covered halogen lamps

FSL100-UVIR:

  • Analysis of the flame flicker-frequency for improved false alarm rejection
  • Dual sensing methodology enables a wide range of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon fires to be effectively detected
  • Monitors higher hydrocarbons flames (wood, paper, petrol) but also hydrogen and lower hydrocarbons such as methanol and methane
  • Good resistance against the influences of direct, reflected sunlight and artificial light, such as fluorescent tubes and glass covered halogen lamps-arcs and electric discharges (static or from e.g. electric motors)-the radiation from electric welding provided that the welding takes place at a distance more than 3 meters from the flame detector

FSL 100-IR

  • Analysis of the flame flicker frequency for improved false alarm rejection
  • Particularly suited to liquid hydrocarbon and dirty fires
  • Affected less by window contamination or smoky fires
  • Detects higher hydrocarbons flames (wood, paper, petrol) and lower hydrocarbons such as methanol and methane
  • Good resistance against the influences of direct, reflected sunlight and artificial light, such as fluorescent tubes and glass covered halogen lamps-arcs and electric discharges (static or from e.g. electric motors)-the radiation from electric welding provided that the welding takes place at a distance more than 3 meters from the flame detector
  • Especially suitable for smoky fires

While industrial fire prevention is always the best policy, the fact remains that a robust and reliable fire detection system is the next best thing to keeping your business and staff safe and secure from the ravages of the flames.

For more information on Honeywell’s fire and gas detection solutions engineered to meet for a range of applications and industries, go to analytics.ap@honeywell.com

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