A reliable flame detection system is absolutely essential to ensure safety in industrial environments. A flame detection system is usually integrated with an alarm system and used to trigger reactions, such as activating a fire suppression system or notifying the operator or safety officer.
Since a number of flame detector designs are based on measurement of infrared radiation, a stable and dependable IR source is often used as a reference source. The reference IR source is used to undertake periodic functional checks of the detector, and also to trigger any detector compensation processes.
A MEMS-based IR source, such as the one from Axetris, delivers key advantages such as long lifetime, stable emission over time, and fast electrical modulation.
Advantages of Axetris Infrared Sources :
- High emission at 4.26μm
- Small size
- Fast electrical modulation (Modulation frequency: >10Hz)
- High modulation depth
- Low power consumption
- Long lifetime
Axetris offers solutions by providing a portfolio of IR sources with several reflector with /or without integrated windows (BaF2, CaF2, GeART100).