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F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector

The SST Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector is a high performance and high reliability self-contained unit designed for hazardous applications.  5 Year Warranty and proudly Made in the USA.

Keywords:  Multi-IR, Multi-Spectrum IR, Triple-IR, Flame Detector


Features and Benefits

  • Explosion-proof Multi-IR flame detector
  • Multi-spectrum design with high false alarm immunity and sensitivity
  • Long detection range
  • Standalone operation or connection to standard four wire fire control panels
  • Automatic optical self test
  • Suitable for heavy industrial applications
  • Alarm and fault relay outputs (4 wire) and stepped 0-20 mA output (3 wire)
  • Heated optics
  • Sapphire window
  • Fast response (typically 5 seconds)
  • UL Listed explosion-proof housing
  • Two adjustable time delay of 3 and 6 seconds
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA





The protection of onshore and offshore hydrocarbon process and handling facilities against any loss from fires requires positive and fast–responding optical flame detectors, with no tolerance for false or nuisance alarms caused by either EMI, lightning, x-rays, gamma radiation, arc welding, reflected sunlight, or any light source such as mercury or quartz iodine flood lights. Traditional UV and UV / IR flame detector sensors can be blinded by precombustion smoke, thus rendering the flame detector useless under these conditions. Also, oil mist or oil deposits on the quartz lens of a UV flame detector or combination UV/IR flame detector will seriously diminish the response to a fire. Therefore, we do not recommend using these types of flame detectors in a hydrocarbon environment.

The SST Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR optical flame detector uses the latest state of the art processor and circuitry, eliminating the shortcomings of currently available UV/IR flame detectors which are subject to the aforementioned interferences.  To insure reliable operation, the flame detector is equipped with an automatic Optical Self-Checking feature which continuously checks the optical viewing window for cleanliness and confirms operation of the flame detection circuits.


Physical Description

The F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector’s electronics is housed in an aluminum powder coated explosion-proof enclosure and provides superior false alarm immunity. A stainless steel housing is also available.  Electrical connections are made through a ¾ inch threaded outlet on the rear of the flame detector sensor, suitable for connection to electrical conduit or a cable gland.

Operational Description

The Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector uses advanced multi-spectral infrared sensors which provide the highest level of flame and fire sensitivity as well as the optimal rejection of false alarms.

A bright LED indicator light signals the normal operation of the flame detector.  In addition, the flame detector has a built-in Automatic Self Test program.  A source of radiation is transmitted to the outside surface of the viewing window, and then passes through the window onto the IR sensor element.  Should the transmission of the window be degraded, or other circuit malfunctions detected, the yellow Malfunction LED in the detector will turn on and the detector will transmit a malfunction signal.

Architect's and Engineer's Specifications

Flame detection capability shall be provided by a Multi-Spectral flame detector. The detector shall provide a minimum 200 foot on-axis sensitivity to a standard 1 square foot n-Heptane. The detector shall not be susceptible to common false alarm sources such as lightning and arc welding, nor blinded by dense smoke or oil film on the viewing window. The sensor sensitivity response time shall be user selectable.

A comprehensive through the lens self check shall be performed periodically utilizing an integrated test source to verify that the viewing window does not need cleaning. The detector shall provide relay outputs for Alarm, Delayed Alarm, and Malfunction in addition to a 0 to 20 mA current loop capable of reporting the same conditions over a single wire.

All electronics shall be contained in a single user replaceable module which does not require field wiring or unwiring for replacement.

The detector housing shall be waterproof, explosion proof and corrosion resistant. The detector shall be classified as to explosion and fire hazard by Underwriter’s Laboratories, and certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres per CENELEC requirements. Safety Systems Technology Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector, or approved equivalent, shall be supplied.

Typical Applications

Typical applications include:

  • Aircraft Hangars
  • Chemical Plants
  • CNG Refueling Stations
  • Compressor Stations
  • Explosives & Munitions Storage Facilities
  • Fuel Loading Facilities
  • Gas Turbines
  • Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling Stations
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities
  • Onshore Oil and Gas Facilities
  • Oil and Gas Depots
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Pipelines
  • Power Generation Facilities
  • Refineries

Technical Specifications and Ordering Information

Technical Specifications

Spectral Response: Multi-spectral IR Bands
Spectral Sensitivity: 2-5 microns (IR)
Detection Range: Reliably detects a one square foot n-Heptane fire at a distance of 200 feet
Response Time: < 5 seconds (user selectable)
Adjustable Time Delay: Adjustable 3 or 6 seconds
Sensitivity Settings: High, Medium, Medium Low and Low – switch selectable
Field of View: 90° Horizontal and 100° Vertical
Optical Self-Test: Automatic continuous optical path
Warranty: 5 Years
Approvals: UL, c-UL File E162517
Type 4X Enclosure
Watertight,Corrosion Resistant
For Use in Hazardous Locations
Class I Groups B, C, D
Class I Zone I Group IIA, IIB+H2
Class II Groups E, F, G
Electrical Specifications
Input Power: 20-35 VDC, 125 mA standby, 230 mA alarm @ 24 VDC
Relay Contact Ratings: 2 amps @ 30 VDC or 125 VAC resistive
Analog Signal: Standard 0-20 mA, self-powered
Malfunction                                 0-2 mA
Ready                                            4 mA
Alarm                                            12 mA
Delayed Alarm                            20 mA
Relay Outputs: Alarm (can be set for latching or non-latching)
Delayed Alarm
Alarm Reset: Automatic or manual when flame is no longer detected
Visual Indicators: Detector Ready (Green LED)
Malfunction (Yellow LED)
Alarm/Delayed Alarm (Red LED)
Field Connections: 0-20 mA output – three wire shielded cable
All other connections:  18 AWG (.35 mm²) to 14 AWG (2.5 mm²)
Wireless Communication: Available with optional wireless transmitter with text, e-mail notification features
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
Operating Humidity: 0-100% RH, non-condensing
Ingress Protection: IP66
Mechanical Specifications
Dimensions: 4.40 x 5.25 inches (112 x 133 mm)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg) Aluminum
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg) Stainless Steel
Housing: Aluminum or Stainless Steel 316
Specifications subject to change without notice. 

Ordering Information

130-01 Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector in Aluminum Housing
130-01-SS Model F130 Multi-Spectrum IR Flame Detector in Stainless Steel Housing
190-01 Swivel Mount Assembly for use with 3/4 inch conduit
191-01 Wall mount swivel bracket
 196-1  Portable IR Flame Detector Test Device with 120 volt battery charger
 196-2  Portable IR Flame Detector Test Device with standard “D” cell batteries
 196-3  Portable IR Flame Detector Test Device with 240 volt battery charger