Riga Power Plant selected both the 20/20MI and 40/40I SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to provide fire protection. Both types of detector feature IR3 optical spectral analysis, providing long distance detection with the ability to distinguish between real fires and various background heat sources thus providing the highest immunity to false alarms.

Riga Power Station is the main supplier of power and district heat to Riga, the capital of Latvia. The plant is owned by Latvenergo and consists of four units with natural gas and heavy fuel as main fuel. The units are 20 years old and the main equipment has been undergoing rehabilitation works. The existing air heaters of Russian design have very high leakage of air to the flue gas and hence limiting the production capacity of the plant. Some air heaters have operated with more than 50% leakage.

Spectrex is a technology leader in optical flame and open path gas detection (OPGD). Our patented optical UV/IR and IR3 Flame Detector designs, and pioneering patented Xenon Flash designs in OPGD detectors are now the standard for oil and gas projects. A wide range of flame detectors are available, from ultra-fast (msec) detection time to high sensitivity hydrocarbon and hydrogen flame detection, alongside the equally large OPGD range that can detect hazardous gases, from flammable hydrocarbons to toxic ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.

All Spectrex products can operate in the toughest conditions, from African deserts to Alaskan waters and are fully approved to meet relevant third-party Ex hazardous area, performance and reliability standards to the wide range of application challenges, worldwide.