Spectrex 40/40UV Flame Detector – ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 Hazardous Area & SIL2

Spectrex 40/40UV Flame Detector

Spectrex 40/40UV Flame Detector

Flame Detector

Hazardous Area | ATEX Certified

Spectrex flame detectors are trusted and specified throughout the UK and international hazardous area industries to provide reliable flame detection in potentially explosive atmospheres according to IECEx and ATEX (Zone 1 & Zone 2).

The Spectrex 40/40UV is a flame detector manufactured by Spectrex, that is able to detect hydrocarbon-based fuel and gas fires, invisible hydrogen flames, and fires from hydrides, ammonia, silane and other organics.

Spectrex 40/40UV has new features including heated window, to eliminate condensation and icing; HART capabilities for digital communications; lower power requirements; and a compact, lighter design.

The 40/40UV flame detector is weather resistant, highly dependable and SIL2 (TUV) approved to IEC 61508 due to increased reliability the flame detector now has a warranty period of 5 years.

Please note that the 40/40UB model includes a Built-in-Test where the 40/40UV model does not.

Spectrex 40/40UV Flame Detector Features & Benefits

  • Suitable for arduous weather conditions thanks to heated window
  • UV spectrum design
  • Hazardous area zones: – Zones 1 & 2 with IIC gas group vapors present – Zones 21 & 22 with IIIC dust type present
  • SIL2 – TUV approval
  • High Reliability – MTBF – minimum 150,000 hours
  • Multiple output options for maximum flexibility and compatibility – Relays (3) for Alarm, Fault and Auxiliary – 0-20mA (stepped) – HART Protocol for maintenance and asset management – RS-485, Modbus Compatible
  • 5 year warranty and user programmable via HART or RS-485

Protect life and infrastructure in hazardous area industries and potentially explosive atmosphere with Spectrex flame and gas detectors from the SharpEye range

SPECTREX 40/40UV Specification

Spectral ResponseUV 0.185-0.260 µm
Response Time Typically 5 seconds
Adjustable Time Delay Up to 30 seconds
Sensitivity Ranges4 Sensitive ranges for 1 ft2 (0.1m2) n-heptane pan fire from 50 ft (15m) to 215 ft (65m)
Field of View Horizontal 100º; Vertical 95º
Built-in-Test (BIT)Automatic (and Manual) – only 40/40UB model
Temperature Range Operating: -67ºF to +167ºF (-55ºC to +75ºC)
Option: -67ºF to +185ºF (-55ºC to +85ºC)
Storage: -67ºF to +185ºF (-55ºC to +85ºC)
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing (withstands up to 100% RH for short periods)
Heated Optics To eliminate condensation and icing on the window

SPECTREX 40/40UV Detection range

Detection Range(at highest Sensitivity Setting for 1ft2 (0.1m2) pan fire) 
Fuel ft / mFuel ft / mFuel ft / m
n-Heptane 50 / 15Kerosene 37 / 11Hydrogen* /Methane* 39 / 12 – 43 / 13
Gasoline 50 / 15Ethanol 95% 37 / 11LPG * / Silane** 43 / 13 – 22/7
Diesel Fuel 37 / 11Methanol 25 / 7.5Polypropylene Pellets 33 / 10
JP5 37 / 11IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) 37 / 11Office Paper 20 / 6

* 30″ (0.75m) high, 10″ (0.25m) width plume fire

**20″ (0.5m) high, 8″ (0.2m) width plume fire

Spectrex 40/40 Flame Detector Series

Spectrex 40/40UV Flame Detector

ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 Hazardous Area & SIL2

Ex approved for Zone 1 hazardous area location

Spectrex Flame Detectors

Spectrex Flame Detectors are ATEX & IECEx Certified.

  • ATEX
  • IECEx
  • FM/FMC
  • CSA

3rd party performance tested

  • EN54-10 (LPCB)
  • FM3260 (FM)
  • DNV Marine Approval


SPECTREX 40/40UV Applications

  • Chemical plants
  • Petrochemicals plants
  • Storage tank farms
  • Power generation facilities
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing
  • Warehouses
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Explosives & Munitions
  • Waste disposal facilities
  • Paint and solvent

Emerson Process Management Acquisition With Spectrex

In 2015 Spectrex were acquired by Emerson Process Management. The acquisition has strengthened Emerson’s product offering as they now have a comprehensive line of flame, gas and ultrasonic leak detector solutions used for safety monitoring in the industry.

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Detecting toxic and flammable gases requires the detectors to be classified and certified according to the specific IECEx or ATEX standard – we distribute flame detectors manufactured by Spectrex to operate in the harshest environmental conditions including self-contained stand-alone devices designed for direct connection to control and alarm systems or automatic fire extinguishing systems.

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