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How to improve system uptime? “No mirror” optical test flame detectors

Did you know that many faults associated with optical flame detectors are caused by a dirty or incorrectly fitted optical test plate/mirror? For improved uptime #AskMicropack about our “no plate/mirror” optical flame detectors.

The FDS303 has been developed by flame detection specialist Micropack for use in hazardous environments where fast fire detection is critical.

The detector utilises a ‘no-mirror’ continuous optical check, which verifies operation, improves device up-time and needs less cleaning. That – and utilisation of the latest IR flame detection algorithms – ensures a minimum of false alarms and faults.

With microprocessor-controlled heated-optics, it’s operating temperature is -60°C to +85°C (-76°F to +185°F), so operation is maintained in harsh weather conditions producing snow, ice, heat or condensation.

The FDS303 comes with global hazardous area approvals FM, ATEX and IECEx. It has certified performance testing to multiple fuels: FM 3260 and EN 54-10.

Adjustable sensitivity levels give application flexibility and ensure that multiple detectors do not cross-vote. What’s more external testing takes place with a long-range flame simulator that minimises the need for scaffolding. And integration is easy using industry-standard outputs; the FDS303 is certified SIL 2 capable.

For more information please visit: www.micropackfireandgas.com/

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