Working with flame detection equipment can be tricky. There are many different flame detectors available on the market, and they all work in slightly different ways. In this article, we will explore flame detection basics and cover three critical points:
-What is a flame detector?
A flame detector is a device that detects and measures the amount of heat emitted by a flame. Flame detectors can be used to monitor combustion processes, such as boilers and furnaces. These devices use sensors like thermocouples or other temperature sensing instruments to detect flame.
-How does a flame detector work?
A flame sensor relies on the principle that all objects emit heat as they are heated up. This process is called thermal radiation or infrared radiation. When there are sufficient quantities of flames in an area (such as from a boiler), part of the emitted energy will be reflected off any substances, such as metal or insulation, nearby and back to the flame sensor. This alerts the device that there is a flame in that area.
-What do flame detectors look like?
Flame sensors come in two different shapes: one long shape for use on walls or ceilings (the sensor can be tilted upwards) and another round shape for use on the floor.
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