Spectrum VIR VI Flame Scanning System
The Spectrum VIR VI Flame Scanner family offers reliable
flame scanning and discrimination for a broad variation in fuels
and burner configurations. This is achieved using an innovative
approach to flame scanning. FPS has coupled standard visible, infrared
(IR) and ultraviolet (UV) detectors with Digital Signal Processing
(DSP) technology, for significantly enhanced flame detection and
Fires from different fuels and burners vary considerably
in flame characteristics and in flame location relative to the burner.
Consequently, sighting of viewing heads and variations in flame
radiations among different applications are major issues in flame
scanning. By analyzing the specific characteristics of the flame
spectrum in a particular installation, the Spectrum VIR VI Flame
Scanner allows the user much greater flexibility in defining the
properties of an acceptable flame.
The Spectrum VIR VI system consists of one or more
Scanner Viewing Heads to optically monitor the burner flame, and
a Scanner Module central processing unit to analyze the head output
signals and report the flame condition. Because flame analysis is
separated from flame sensing, we are able to use the same processing
module with a suite of Scanner Viewing Head configurations for diverse
-This is a processing unit that interprets the flame signal
and provides the interface to the control system.
or Detector - An optical scanner "head"
is positioned to look at the burner flame and receive a signal
using a photocell or tube.
Hardware - This is the hardware required to position
the scanner head on the boiler front. This can be either direct-sighted
- The rack(s) houses the scanner modules and is typically
located in a control cabinet.
Software - The Scanner Tuning Environment (STE)
is a proprietary software package used to "tune"
the flame scanners for a particular application.