Wintershall has chosen 40/40I IR3 flame detectors to be used on a newly constructed oil rig.
The firm chose the IR3 detectors for their new RAVN unmanned platform that will serve in the Danish part of the North Sea. The
SharpEye detectors were installed to provide high-performance detection of the entire rig.
The 40/40I optical flame detector is a multi-spectrum based on three infrared (IR) bands (IR3), detects fuel and gas fires at long distances with the highest immunity to false alarms.
The 40/40I IR3 can detect a 1ft2 (0.1 m2) gasoline pan fire at 215 ft (65m) in less than five seconds.
Spectrex Inc is a technology leader in optical flame and open path gas detection (OPGD).
The firm’s patented optical UV/IR and IR3 flame detector designs, and pioneering patented Xenon Flash designs in OPGD detectors are now the standard for oil and gas projects.
A wide range of flame detectors are available, from ultra-fast (msec) detection time to high-sensitivity hydrocarbon and hydrogen flame detection.
This is alongside the equally large OPGD range that can detect hazardous gases, from flammable hydrocarbons to toxic ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.
All Spectrex products can operate in the toughest conditions, from African deserts to Alaskan waters and are fully approved to meet relevant third-party ex hazardous area, performance and reliability standards to the wide range of application challenges, worldwide.