Spectrex has launched its next-generation SharpEye 40/40D and C series flame detectors to provide optimum protection against hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, hydroxyl and hydrogen fires, as well as metal and inorganic fires.

Launching the series on Tuesday (15th June), the US-based company said the detectors provide early warning of fires at long distances in record time and with high immunity to false alarms.

Featuring new QuadSenseTM technology with enhanced performance, the SharpEye 40/40D offers the longest distance detection of hydrocarbon fires at up to 300 ft (90 m) in under 50 ms with unparalleled reliability.

Commenting on the launch, Emil Cohen, Spectrex Senior Product and Customer Support Manager, said, “The first step to battling a blaze is to quickly recognise it is happening while avoiding false alarms.”

“The enhanced SharpEye fire detectors minimise immediate fire consequences by decreasing fire size as well as the risk to personnel, the environment, and facilities.”

Now available, the new series can be used in a variety of industries including petrochemical and chemical plants, storage tank farms, fuel and gas processing and storage facilities and the aerospace industry.