Intelligent Flame Detector

FDS300 Intelligent Flame Detector

Designed for hazardous industries where fast optical flame detection is critical and nuisance alarms are not an option!

The MICROPACK FDS300 is an explosion-proof visual flame detector. It processes live video images to detect the characteristic properties of flames visually, by means of its flame detection algorithms and on-board digital signal processing.

 CE   FD  FM Approved C US 

Unrivalled False Alarm Immunity

The unique flame detection algorithm in the Micropack FDS300 is capable of discriminating between genuine fire conditions and other radiant sources that may cause conventional detectors to become blinded or produce unwanted alarms. The detector is immune to common sources of unwanted alarms such as hot work, hot CO2 emissions and flare reflections. This makes it a great partner on your oil rig or industrial plant.

Increased Sensitivity - Maximum Coverage

The FDS300 has an unrivalled 120° horizontal and 80° vertical field of view with an increased range of 60 metres to an n-heptane 0.1m2 pan fire. The vast coverage provided from this detector will reduce the number of units required, resulting in reduced maintenance and installation costs. The Field of View is a rectangular pyramid shape and represents a radial projection of the sensing element; therefore, giving it the largest coverage area of any flame detector currently available. This unique Field of View does not reduce at the outer limits, unlike conventional flame detectors.

Ease of Use

The Micropack FS301 Flame simulator can dependably activate an FDS300 from a distance of up to 8m. The electronics are housed in an Exd enclosure which is designed for Zone 1 hazardous areas. Again, this further reduces maintenance costs by eliminating the need for scaffolds or ladders when testing the device.

Detector Flexibility

The Micropack FDS300 can be operated as a stand-alone unit.  It can also be integrated with a control system or fire panel to provide fault, and fire signalling. This is achieved using a 0 to 20 mA and /or relay outputs.

Advanced Optical Verification

The FDS300 incorporates an advanced optical verification test which ensures the internal and external surfaces of the window are free of obscurants. This test provides peace of mind that the detector is ready to respond in the event of a fire.

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