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Principles of Flame Detection

September 15, 2021

How to determine the right products for your flammable hazard monitoring needs Today’s flame detectors utilize optical technologies to detect flames. Flames are known to emit electromagnetic radiation in the infrared (IR), visible light, and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths depending on the fuel source. Because of this, optical flame-sensing technologies have been developed utilizing UV, UV/IR…

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CASE STUDY: Vanguard Wireless Gas Detector Plant Expansion success story

July 28, 2021

INDUSTRY: Industrial Process Facilities   SOLUTION: Fast Deployment for Plant Expansion KEY RESULTS Install completed in days, not months Leveraged existing WiHART network Realized savings of over $400K PROBLEM A major O&G company purchased a tank farm that adjoined their refinery. The acquired asset did not have adequate fence line monitoring and needed to be…

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Case Study: Mini IR3 Flame Detectors in Air Supported Structures

July 23, 2021

“The Wingate Institute”, For Physical Education and Sport Excellence has Chosen Spectrex Flame detectors to protect Training Facility APPLICATION Training facility for the Israeli national gymnastics team which is constructed from air-supported structures comprising a flexible shell in strong, reinforced fabric with no metal membranes and attached in an air-tight manner to the ground. Air…

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Case Study: Fat-Conscious Online Viscometer Watches the Chocolate

July 23, 2021

On-line viscometers from Hydramotion Ltd are helping to ensure that the chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Chocolate is a dispersion of finely-divided sugar, milk protein and cocoa in a continuous fat phase, generally cocoa butter or cocoa butter equivalent. During production, molten chocolate must be cooled in a controlled way in…

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FIRE AND GAS DETECTION: AVOID THE TRAPS!

July 8, 2021

By Sébastien Grégoire, P.Eng. at BBA Consultants and Adrian Petre, P.Eng., F.S.Eng., R.M. at Westech Industrial For processes using combustible or toxic materials, it is important to include a fire and gas detection system that will act effectively in the event of a leak or ignition. There are several technologies and design methods available, each…

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