Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I IR3 flame detectors were recently selected for a newly constructed oil rig.

Wintershall chose the IR3 detectors for its new RAVN unmanned platform in the Danish part of the North Sea. The SharpEye detectors were installed to provide high-performance detection for the entire rig.

The 40/40I optical flame detector is a multi-spectrum based on three IR bands (IR3). It detects fuel and gas fires at long distances with the highest immunity to false alarms. The 40/40I IR3 can detect a 1ft² (0.1m²) gasoline pan fire at 215ft (65m) in less than five seconds.