Spectrex SharpEye Triple IR (IR3) Optical Flame Detectors protect Paint Shops and Paint Spray Booths. These detectors cover the entire area with a solid angle of 100º and overlap with the next detector.

Chemical & Petrochemical Plants

The chemical and petrochemical industry handle many hazardous toxic and combustible substances, which makes it a necessity to implement highly reliable fire and gas detection systems.

Hydrogen Detection in Oil Refineries

To  protect a plant against fires, the Spectrex 40/40M  Hydrogen flame detector can monitor  entire process areas and provide early warning of invisible Hydrogen fires

Fence-Line Perimeter Protection 

On many plants, there is a need to monitor the perimeter to warn of migration of dangerous vapor clouds into nearby plants or populated areas.


Spectrex Flame and Gas Detection protects pharmaceutical plant form the fire and explosion risks posed by the many solvents and combustible materials used.

Paint Industry

The paint industry employs many flammable hydrocarbon solvents in the various coating and painting processes thus requiring special fire protection means

Power Industry

Power plants utilize hydrogen as a coolant. Hydrogen leaks pose a risk to with potential for loss of life and destruction of plant. Spectrex Hydrogen Flame Detectors allow for rapid and relaible warning of invisible hydrogen fires

Mining Vehicles

large-scale industrial mining equipment is exposed to fire hazards associated with the various lubricants and fuels onboard and require fast and reliable fire detection


Flame and Gas monitoring is required for the protection of personnel and equipment at Semiconductor Facilities. There are a variety of combustible hazards associated with the industry.

Waste Treatment

Spectrex Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detection can monitor waste disposal sites including every corner of the waste pits , and activate powerful fire extinguishing at the first sign of trouble


Pipelines carrying combustible hydrocarbons like oil, gasoline, and LNG/LPG (Liquefied Natural/Petroleum Gas). Liquid spills or fugitive gaseous emissions may go undetected and create hazardous concentrations of combustible and toxic gases, putting equipment, facilities, and personnel at risk.

Loading Stations

Petrochemicals and liquified gases have to be shipped from a processing plant or storage farm and be offloaded at loading stations in either gas, liquid or compressed form - all of which are highly combustible and a major hazard to any equipment or people working in or living close to these areas.

Compressor Decks

Facilities with compressors, pumps and valves also require continuous gas and flame monitoring. These areas are prone to spills and fugitive emissions that if undetected, can cause extensive damage to the entire facility.


SharpEye Triple IR (IR3) Optical Flame Detector allows the aircraft hangar designers to meet military and commercial requirements for reliable fire detection with improved immunity to false alarms and wider coverage of the protected area.

Oil & Gas

Offshore platforms and FPSOs,  onshore oil refineries, processing plants, pipelines, storage farms and LPG/LNG plants all utilize or produce a wide range of hazardous flammable liquids and gases that can be detected by the Spectrex flame and gas detectors.

Offshore Oil & Gas

Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms, rigs and FPSOs require advanced Spectrex Flame and Gas monitoring equipment to protect these vital installations and minimize the risk to personnel.

Onshore Oil & Gas

Spectrex Flame and Open-path Gas Detection are vital elements in the safety systems of oil refineries, processing plants,  LPG and LNG plants, storage tanks, compressor decks, loading stations and pipelines


LPG and LNG are major products used either as feedstock or as energy sources for various distillation processes. There are many processes and special production units in a refinery or in terminals that pose specific fire and safety hazards, some of them are detailed below.

Floating Roof Storage Tank

The storage of crude oil and petroleum products in 'floating roof' tanks may result in vapor migration outside the roof seals and ignite to form a fuel fire that in time (if undetected) destroys the seal and turns into a catastrophic fire.

Processing plants

Spectrex 40/40 Series Flame Detectors provide reliable and rapid warning of fire and allow early preventative measures to be taken. Safeye open-path gas detectors can provide early warning of gas hazards and allow explosions to be prevented.


Many processes require hydrogen generation to provide for a continuous supply. The potential exists for fire in the event of a leak or release of product or hydrogen gas.

Air Ventilation Ducts 

Safeye duct mounted open-path gas detectors provide rapid and reliable warning of ingress of combustible gases into turbine air intakes or ventilation systems.

Sortiva Waste Handling Facility Uses 40/40I Detectors

Sortiva waste handling facility in the Netherlands has been protected against fires by 40/40I Triple IR Optical Flame Detectors.