Talentum® range of flame detectors

Specifying and installing fire protection technology carries significant levels of responsibility. With so many variable risks in so many different industries, it’s critical that the chosen technology will after the very best protection in any given circumstance.

History has taught us that early fire detection is by far the best way to minimise the spread of fire. Identifying a spark, before it produces smoke or becomes an actual fire, can help to minimise the risk of fire damage. Talentum® is a high speed rear-viewing infrared device for flame detection. Designed specifically to detect a spark, or a characteristic flicker of a flame, faster and more accurately than a smoke or heat detector, even where dust, steam or smoke are commonplace, Talentum® provides unmatched fire protection for high value industries.

If fast, accurate fire detection is critical, choose Talentum®, because when it comes to fire detection, only the best will do.

Talentum® Quick Facts

Where Talentum® Performs

Talentum® is perfect for environments and industries where steam, smoke and dust are commonplace. Visit our Case Studies page to read about some real life implementations in the following environments:

An optical flame detector senses the heat and light produced by a flame

Using infra-red (IR) sensing technology flames can be detected through such elements as dust, steam and smoke; they are also immune to the effects of wind or draughts of air. With the addition of an ultra-violet (UV) sensor a flame detector becomes highly immune to false signals such as sunlight. The optical sensors within the detector receive the IR and/or UV radiation emitted by the flames. The processor within the detector analyses the optical sensor signal waveforms and determines if they represent flames and if so accepts them. If the signals do not match the internal algorithms for flames then they are considered to be false sources and rejected.

Which Flame Detector should I choose?

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FIRERAY: Optical Beam Detection that others look up to

With over half a million units installed worldwide, fireray® is the first choice for installers and engineers looking for Optical Beam Smoke Detection over wide areas. Favoured by architects thanks to its compact design, and by installers and engineers that value the opportunity to speak directly to the designers at our UK HQ; fireray® is relied upon to protect some of the world’s most iconic and historic buildings.

Fireray® Quick Facts

Where Fireray® Performs

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Types of Beam Smoke Detector

The Optical Beam Smoke Detector works on the principle of light obscuration. The photosensitive element of the Optical Beam Smoke Detector sees light produced by the Transmitter in a normal condition. The Receiver is calibrated to a preset sensitivity level based on a percentage of total obscuration. There are two general types of Optical Beam Smoke Detector – Projected and Reflective. The type used will be dictated by the installation and environment conditions and constraints.

Projected Beam Smoke Detectors

The Transmitter (T) and the Receiver (R) are installed at each end of the area to be protected, up to 100 metres apart. The Receiver is electrically connected to a Control Unit, the latter being installed at the ground level.

Projected Optical Beam Smoke Detectors are less susceptible to stray reflection as reflections go back to the Transmitter. As a result, Projected Optical Beam Smoke Detectors can operate within narrower gaps left in the operating environment. In addition, Projected Optical Beam Smoke Detector Transmitter and Receiver units are generally compact and easily adopted into “aesthetic” architectural designs.

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Reflective Beam Smoke Detectors

The Transmitter (T) and the Receiver (R) are contained within one unit: the Transceiver (TR). The transmitted infrared light beam is reflected back by a reflector (prism) mounted directly opposite this unit, up to 100 metres away. The Receiver is connected to a Control Unit that can be either integrated into the Transceiver or installed at ground level.

Reflected Optical Beam Smoke Detectors utilises less wiring for reduced installation costs (power and wiring are only required at the Transceiver end) and only requires the Transceiver to be aligned. However the Reflected Optical Beam Smoke Detector can be vulnerable to reflective items close to the IR beam path. As the Reflector has a wide acceptance angle, it does not need to be aligned as accurately as both ends of a Projected Optical Beam Smoke Detector.

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Product Lifetime

Our products protect people and property around the world from the risk of fire, a responsibility we take very seriously. 

FFE Ltd acknowledges the importance of system integrity, and recommends the routine replacement of detectors after 10 years.