The jet-powered Bloodhound will first attempt to break the existing land speed record of 763 mph and, once that’s accomplished, it aims to break the 1,000 mph barrier in the coming years. As can be expected, safety is paramount so the company is delighted that its Talentum flame detectors have been selected for the car.
“Bloodhound is a truly prestigious and ambitious engineering British project and we are delighted that our Talentum flame detection products have been selected as part of the vitally important safety system,” comments FFE’s Managing Director Mark Osborne. “We will be closely following the Bloodhound team’s progress as they attempt to break 1,000mph.”
By utilising infra-red (IR) sensing, Talentum UV/Dual detectors can detect visible and invisible flames from virtually any source, irrespective of any dust, steam or smoke present, and are immune to the effects of wind or draughts. They also give the highest immunity to false flame sources.
Also on display at FIREX will be FFE’s Fireray 5000 motorised, auto-aligning optical beam smoke detector, which is ideally suited to large interiors with high ceilings they enable coverage of a large area at minimal cost. The Fireray 5000 combines an infrared transmitter and receiver in the same unit and operates by projecting a well-defined beam to a reflective prism, which returns the beam to the receiver for analysis.
Last but not least, the company will also be showing its soon-to-be-launched explosion-proof Fireray 3000 Exd optical beam smoke detector. Designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, such as large enclosures in oil rigs, refineries and ordnance stores, it provides an early warning of smouldering or strongly smoke-generating fires in hazardous areas.