Flame detector amplifiers receive a signal from the flame detector and determine whether or not a flame is present. It is critical for accurate flame discrimination, especially in light of challenging NFPA 85 requirements. Tuning features are also required to set up the system for various boiler conditions, as there are multiple types of flame detectors (UV and IR) as well as different fuels such as oil, gas, and coal. The Forney IDD 9000 can provide a robust solution to ensure accurate discrimination, advanced tuning, and dual-channel capabilities.
The IDD 9000 flame detector has numerous benefits as listed below:
A flame detector amplifier takes a signal from a flame detector and determines whether or not a flame has been detected. It is essentially a signal processor that can be connected to the BMS or can be used for local indication of boiler conditions and flame detector status. A flame detector amplifier is used wherever flame detectors are needed, including industrial furnaces and power plants for example. The Forney IDD 9000 can also store multiple profiles to switch between different fuels and flame detectors.
The purpose of the NFPA 85 requirement is to ensure that amplifier equipment can prove that a flame is not detected prior to the introduction of fuel to a burner or boiler. This is to ensure that the system can differentiate between real and false alarms to prevent dangerous conditions within the boiler or burner. These requirements are met by employing advanced tuning capabilities made possible with digital signal processing (DSP).
The Forney IDD 9000 flame detector amplifier is designed to work with all Forney IDD and UV-4 flame detectors. The IDD 9000 should be installed in a separate NEMA 4 equipment cabinet if harsh conditions are expected. Table 1 below indicates some basic technical data for the IDD 9000 range of flame detector amplifiers:
Table 1: IDD 9000 Properties
Figure 2 below indicates the rack mount amplifier on the left and the panel mount amplifier on the right:
The Forney IDD 9000 range of flame detector amplifiers are capable of supporting many different flame detectors while also offering advanced tuning features, dual-channel support, and the ability to remotely or locally switch between different operating profiles. It is also FM and CE compliant while also complying with stringent NFPA 85 requirements. The IDD 9000 is a dependable, multi-featured flame detector amplifier. To learn more about the IDD 9000 and how it can ensure NFPA compliance, contact a Forney representative today.
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