Case studies

We provide smart solutions to real-world problems. Here’s where you can read how organisations across a variety of industries use fireray® and talentum® to keep their people and assets safe. Do you have a customer success story you’d like to share? Contact us at admin@ffeuk.com

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Dust explosion prevention

Many industries have the potential to be affected by dust explosions. The processing of foodstuffs, natural fibres, metals and even electronic components can all generate dusts capable of exploding if they are mixed with air in the right proportions inside a vessel or duct. The same processing equipment can also generate sparks due to dry bearings, faulty machinery or a...
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A Flame Detector that can detect a fire through glass!

Placing Flame Detectors behind glass either to protect them or for convenience may seem like a good idea. If you have a factory where there is a spray booth for example, you think you may be able to protect the risk by either placing the Flame Detector in an office with the Flame Detector pointing through a window at the...
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Explosion Proof Beam Smoke Detectors Explained

The Fireray 3000 ExD is an End to End Beam detector which is designed to be used in a Hazardous Area (Zone 1 and Zone 2). Zone 1 is defined as: ‘An area where ignitable concentrations of flammable Gasses, Vapours or Liquids are likely to exist under normal operating conditions’.
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Beam Smoke Detectors Vs Aspirating

The biggest rival technology to Optical Beam Smoke Detectors for detecting smoke/fires in warehouses & large open areas is the Aspirating Smoke Detector (ASD). While ASD is very sensitive in comms rooms and data centres (for which they were originally developed) in the warehouse and in wide open areas, this advantage is lost when compared to Beam Detection.
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Explosion Proof Beam Smoke Detectors Explained

The Fireray 3000 ExD is an End to End Beam detector which is designed to be used in a Hazardous Area (Zone 1 and Zone 2). Zone 1 is defined as: ‘An area where ignitable concentrations of flammable Gasses, Vapours or Liquids are likely to exist under normal operating conditions’. Zone 2 is defined as: ‘An area where ignitable concentrations...
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Exd Do’s and Don’ts

FFE make an Exd End to End Beam Smoke Detector, Fireray 3000 and Exd versions of the Talentum Flame Detector, IR2, IR3 and UV/IR2. All Exd detectors are designed to be used in what are termed as ‘Hazardous Areas’ (Zone 1) and as such, must be installed as per the guidelines for such areas. Here is some additional information to...
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Air purge: When, Where, Why?

Whilst the IR2 and IR3 types of Flame Detector can still work with contamination (from dust or dirt for example) on the sensor window, their working range and sensitivity can be reduced. Cleaning the Flame Detector, if it is high off the ground, may be difficult and or expensive, this is where the Flame Detector Air Purge kit comes in.
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Optical beams – a convenient and robust smoke detection solution

The combined strengths of FFE’s Fireray® 5000 and 3000 systems make a formidable team for protecting large interior spaces. Key Facts FFE’s Fireray 5000 reflective beam detectors are simple for non-specialist contractors to successfully install during a building’s construction, and then are quickly and easily commissioned. Key Facts The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, is an impressive structural steel...
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Fireray detectors meet the challenge of protecting the Ocean Grove Auditorium

Reflective beam detectors from FFE have provided a critical component of the fire detection strategy needed to protect an irreplaceable architectural treasure. Key Facts The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, is an impressive structural steel and wooden building covering a footprint of 36,225 square feet, with a center roof line height of 84 feet and a central octagonal tower...
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FFE beams exceed expectations down at the mall

Choosing Fireray One smoke detectors can reduce installation times dramatically versus comparable beam technologies. Key Facts: Reflective beam smoke detectors are well-suited to protecting large open spaces such as shopping malls. A recent project in Texas saw completion times almost halved from those expected based on experience with other beam detection systems. Fifteen beams were aligned in two hours thanks...
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Helicopter Repair Facility Protected by Talentum Flame Detectors

Helicopter Repair Facility Protected by Talentum Flame Detectors Helicopter support company Heli-One has installed FFE’s Talentum flame detectors as part of a foam extinguishing system at its helicopter repair and overhaul facility in Rzeszow, Poland. The units were installed by Polish fire suppression company Gureco on behalf of UK distributor M D Fire Systems.
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FFE’s Talentum Flame Detectors Protecting Waste Recycling Plant

To protect its waste recycling facility from fire hazards, a Hertfordshire Waste Recycling plant has installed eight Talentum Dual IR optical flame detectors at its site.
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Cambridge International Airport’s spray-painting hangar protected by Talentum flame detectors

To protect workers during aircraft spray-painting, Cambridge International Airport have installed nine Talentum flame detectors and one Fireray beam detector from FFE.
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Talentum restores confidence in fire protection at cotton wool plant

The installation of the latest version of FFE’s Talentum spark detector has corrected a problem with false alarms that was causing a plant operator concern due to increased costs and system downtime.
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Beam Smoke Detectors Keeping Detroit Lions NFL Players Safe

To ensure the safety of its players and staff, the Detroit Lions NFL team has selected FFE’s optical beam smoke detectors to provide the fire protection for its 8,500 square metre, full-size indoor practice field. The indoor practice field is part of the Detroit Lions’ £24 million headquarters and training facility in Dearborn, Michigan. Financed by the Ford family, the...
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Beam Smoke Detectors the right choice for Peterborough Warehouse

Illumino Ignis has selected FFE’s Fireray 5000 infra-red beam smoke detectors to protect its Peterborough warehouse. The company, a leading supplier of fire, safety and disability products, selected Fireray beam detectors over more conventional fixed-point detectors.
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Derby Arena Protected by Optical Beam Smoke Detectors

The Derby Arena has been fitted with nine Fireray 5000 advanced infra-red beam smoke detectors as part of its fire protection system. The arena is a new multi-sports complex currently under construction by Derby City Council and scheduled for completion in early 2015.
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Copenhagen Hospital Protected by Optical Beam Smoke Detectors

One of Copenhagen’s leading hospitals has been fitted with four FFE Fireray 5000 advanced infra-red beam smoke detectors as part of its fire protection system. Serving nearly half a million patients, the hospital has grown in size over the last few years. The Fireray 5000 detectors were selected as the ideal choice to protect the building in the most efficient...
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Fireray beam detectors chosen by Zoo Negara to keep Fu Wa and Feny Yi safe

Zoo Negara in Kuala Lumpur has installed FFE’s Fireray beam smoke detectors in the panda enclosure and viewing area. The detectors are designed to trigger a smoke spill fan in the event of a fire.
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Fireray Optical Beam Smoke Detectors Protect Oil Dispersant Warehouse

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) has installed three FFE Fireray 5000 auto-aligning optical beam smoke detectors in its oil dispersant warehouse in Southampton. The detectors were installed by Forward Control Ltd of Portsmouth.
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New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse kept safe with FFE’s beam smoke detectors

To ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse has installed four Fireray beam smoke detectors from FFE. The units were commissioned and installed by SimplexGrinnell.
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Installation of Talentum Flame Detectors in Liverpool Docks biomass conveyor

With such a large presence of combustible material in one place the biomass conveyor required a fire detection system that could quickly and efficiently detect fires. The FFE Talentum IR3 was chosen as the ideal detector for this environment due to its false alarm immunity and speed of flame detection.
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Fireray Beam Detectors Protect Mercedes-Benz World

FFE’s Fireray end-to-end optical beam smoke detectors are protecting the glass entrance atrium of Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey. “Because of the atrium’s high ceiling, conventional smoke detectors were not suitable for this installation,” commented Managing Director Mark Osborne. “A sprinkler system was also not an option for the same reason,” he added.
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Fireray Optical Beam Smoke Detectors Protect Serpentine Sackler Gallery

As part of its fire protection system, the landmark Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has selected FFE’s Fireray beam smoke detectors. The gallery was designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid and combines a renovated 19th Century brick structure with a 21st Century ‘sail-like’ structure.
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