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.
All Talentum Flame Detectors have a fast response to Flame, but some are faster than others. These are the reasons why…
To go into a Fire condition, all Talenetum Flame Detectors need is A) an Infra-Red (IR) or IR and Ultra Violet (UV) light source and B) that light source must flicker.
The speed they respond to the light source depends on what type and how many sensors they have fitted.
Spark Detector (Rear Viewing). This Flame Detector only has one IR sensor and so will respond instantaneously to a flickering IR source.
‘Talentum Flame Detectors can see through glass, 4.3µM Types cannot’.
Placing Flame Detectors behind glass either to protect them or for convenience may seem like a good idea. If you have a factory where there is a spray booth for example, you think you may be able to protect the risk by either placing the Flame Detector in an office with the Flame Detector pointing through a window at the risk, or placing it in a glass fronted box in the area to be protected.
All 3 main types of Talentum Flame Detectors, IR2, IR3 and UV/IR2 have similar performance when it comes to detecting flames, but each has its own ‘specialist’ use for which it is best suited.