Detecting all types of flame

To protect its waste recycling facility from fire hazards, Winters Recycling has installed eight Talentum Dual IR optical flame detectors at its Hitchin site.

FFE's Talentum flame detectors can detect 99% of fires with a single unit.
FFE’s Talentum flame detectors can detect 99% of fires with a single unit.

“Talentum flame detectors are a great fit for our site, where the risk of fire is significant,” said Winters’ operations manager Mark Chinsky. Talentum flame detectors are ideally suited to waste handling as they can detect almost all types of flickering flames, not just hydrocarbon flames. This is especially important in the waste industry, where flames can originate from many different sources, including paper, plastic and even metals. By utilising infra-red (IR) sensing, the detectors can also identify flames irrespective of any dust, steam or smoke present, and are immune to the effects of wind or draughts. In waste handling facilities, flame detectors are usually installed as part of a complete fire detection and suppression system. If a shredder, for example, catches fire, as soon as the flame detector recognises that there is a fire, it passes a signal which automatically stops the machinery and initiates a fire suppression system. FFE‘s Talentum flame detectors are the only ones on the market capable of detecting 99% of all types of fires in a single unit. This makes them ideal for all types of waste handling facilities, from small, mobile compactors to large recycling facilities such as Winters.