Choosing the right Beam for a particular site depends on a number of criteria (which will be discussed in the Blog).
While both types of Beam technology, Reflective and End to End are equally good at detecting smoke, each type has applications to which it is more suitable than the other type.
The sensitivity of all Talentum Flame Detectors is based on the size of the flame and the distance that flame is away from the Flame Detector.
For example, while a Flame Detector will pick up a cigarette lighter flame at 1M, the same size flame would not be detected at a distance of 8M.
There are two types of Fire Panels, Conventional types which have ‘Zones’ which are connected directly to devices such as Optical Beam smoke Detectors or Flame Detectors and Analogue Addressable types which have a loop bus onto which addressable devices can be connected.
Cleaning the Flame Detector, if it is high off the ground, may be difficult and or expensive, this is where the Flame Detector Air Purge kit comes in.
FFE make an Exd End to End Beam Smoke Detector, Fireray 3000 and Exd versions of the Talentum Flame Detector, IR2, IR3 and UV/IR2.
All Exd detectors are designed to be used in what are termed as ‘Hazardous Areas’ (Zone 1) and as such, must be installed as per the guidelines for such areas. Here is some additional information to be aware of when testing FFE Exd Flame Detectors and Beam Smoke Detectors.
Exd Flame Detectors.