Det-Tronics offers its X3302 multispectrum infrared flame detector with a large field of view for hydrogen fires and approval for methane, methanol and synthesis gas (syngas) fires.
This multispectrum infrared flame detector has third-party certification to detect a 30-inch (76 cm) hydrogen plume fire at 125 feet (38 meters) on-axis in as little as three seconds.
In addition to being certified SIL 2-capable and performance-certified to FM 3260 for hydrogen fires, the X3302 is now FM Approved to detect methanol, methane and syngas fires, which contain a mixture of 53% hydrogen, 24% methane, 11% nitrogen, 8% carbon monoxide and 4% carbon dioxide.
Other certifications include CSA, ATEX, IECEx, INMETRO and California State Fire Marshall. Additional global certifications are pending.
The X3302 uses a patented detection algorithm, heated optics and signal processing features that increase false alarm rejection. The patented Automatic Optical Integrity (oi®) feature, an automatic calibrated performance test that is conducted once per minute, verifies complete operational capabilities. The detector will declare a fault if it loses more than 50% of its original detection range, proactively alerting operators to a potential loss of fire protection.