Talentum Flame Detectors




The Talentum® story began when inventor Andrew Broadbent’s father; a textile supervisor, felt that the local fire service was becoming too permanent a fixture in his workplace. Traditional smoke detectors couldn’t cope with the dusty mill environment which resulted in frequent false alarms. This presented a real risk of distracting the fire service from emergencies, or creating a ‘cry wolf’ scenario where the alarm would not be taken seriously.

Andrew knew that the first evidence of a fire in a textile warehouse would be a spark, not smoke, so he developed the world’s first rear-viewing infrared device for flame detection. Able to detect a flicker within 27 milliseconds, it also happens to be the world’s fastest.

So rapid is the detection, and so respected is the Talentum® solution, that the BLOODHOUND Project to set a new land speed record of 1000mph has selected Talentum® as its flame detection device.

Like the BLOODHOUND Project team, we’re ambitious and we don’t believe in standing still. Talentum® is ever-evolving and new features, such as a Testing Air Purge kit for exceptionally high dust environments, are already being planned. With Talentum® you’re kept one step ahead of risk, and your sites and assets are kept safe.

Stay up to date with all of the latest Talentum® news by following us on Twitter at @talentum_ffe.

Talentum® Quick Facts

  • Available for indoor and outdoor areas
  • Flame-proof, explosion-proof and high ambient temperature options
  • Internal self-test capability giving the highest immunity to false-flame sources
  • Detects invisible flames from fuels such as Hydrogen and other inorganic fuels
  • Immune to the effects of wind, draughts and sunlight

Where Talentum® Performs

Talentum® is perfect for environments and industries where steam, smoke and dust are commonplace. Visit our Case Studies page to read about some real life implementations in the following environments:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aircraft Hangers
  • Aeronautical Repair
  • Bed Fillings
  • Biomass Storage & Handling
  • Chemical Plants
  • Coal Handling and Milling
  • Compressor Stations
  • Dryers
  • Dust Collection & Filtration
  • Engine Rooms
  • Felt Manufacture
  • Fuel Loading Racks
  • Generators
  • High Voltage Equipment
  • LNG/LPG Production
  • Military & Marine
  • Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Power Plants
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Printing
  • Refineries
  • Spray Booths
  • Storage Tanks
  • Tunnels
  • Waste Recycling
  • Woodworking

An optical flame detector senses the heat and light produced by a flame

Using infra-red (IR) sensing technology flames can be detected through such elements as dust, steam and smoke; they are also immune to the effects of wind or draughts of air. With the addition of an ultra-violet (UV) sensor a flame detector becomes highly immune to false signals such as sunlight. The optical sensors within the detector receive the IR and/or UV radiation emitted by the flames. The processor within the detector analyses the optical sensor signal waveforms and determines if they represent flames and if so accepts them. If the signals do not match the internal algorithms for flames then they are considered to be false sources and rejected.

Click the links below to see our range of flame detectors:

Partner Programme

FFE is committed to helping partners and installers to grow their businesses. By doing so we know we’ll help to keep even more people and properties safe from the devastating personal, and commercial, effects of fire.

Read more about our talentum® partner programme here

Product Lifetime

Our products protect people and property around the world from the risk of fire, a responsibility we take very seriously. FFE Ltd acknowledges the importance of system integrity, and recommends the routine replacement of detectors after 10 years.


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