BST Universal Flame Detectors - Use with ANY Control Box!
What do BST Solutions UV Detectors Offer? Why should you use one in place of the standard Flame detector you use? We have produced a video to give you an overview.
Why Choose A BST Universal Flame Detector?
Universal UV Detectors
BST UV Detectors are universally certified, meaning they are suitable for use with ANY control box or control system on the market. They are both UL and CE marked.
The BST range has been designed for use in both domestic heating systems and industrial combustion equipment. With a wide range of products designed to suit oil and gas burners, condensing oil burners, and dual fuel burners BST have a flame detector suitable fo ANY application.
The BST Product Range
BST Solutions specialise in optical flame monitoring systems. Using the vast research carried out in larger flame detector systems by its sister company BFI Automation, BST have designed a product that reaches beyond current legislation allowing you to spec the right solutions for future requirements as well as current.
For example, in gas burner applications, if the flame rod is compromised by a bad ground or is subject to a large amount of ambient heat leading to the flame rod becoming isolated, this could lead to a burner failure. A flame detector can easily replace the flame rod. The BST flame detector simulates an ionisation signal to the burner control box and eliminates the issues with ambience. Adjustments at the flame detector are not necessary, reducing potential for error, increasing uptime, and therefore reducing running costs.
BST Set the Pace
BST Solutions has set a number of innovative milestones in flame monitoring technology over the years. These cover the entire spectrum of flame monitoring, from basic research, procedures right through to electronic circuits.
Safety Is Priority
The growing demands on safety and increasing significance of environmental protection are posing new challenges for burners. The range of BST products offers the right flame monitoring for every combustion process.
BST KLC10 Universal UV Flame Detector
Is a Compact UV-flame detector for domestic heating and single burner applications. Suitable for Gas, Oil and Dual fuel burners. The KLC 10 flame detector has been developed to meet the requirements of EN 298:c2012 for burner management control units which make a ‘no-flame’ check after normal burner shut down when the flame amplifier is permanently energised. This Flame detector must be disconnected for started up once each day.
Flame detector KLC 10/230 R (radial)
Flame detector KLC 10/230 RS (radial high sensitivity*)
The KLC 11 is a Compact UV flame detector for heating and single burner applications. Suitable for Gas, Oil and combined fuel burners. After connecting to the power supply, internal increase of the UV tube voltage directly guarantees the safety requirements of EN298:2012 by checking for an interruption of the UV. Therefore an easy change from ionisation monitoring to the KLC 11 is possible also on burner controllers without UV input.
The wide band KLC 20 is a compact flame detector specially developed for blue burning systems on residential fan driven burners. The KLC 20 uses flicker frequency of the detected flame (patented) to detect a flame. A microprocessor evaluates and converts the flame signal to a digital signal that is compatible with most burner controls having external wire terminals. No adjustments are required by the engineer servicing or commissioning the device. Diagnostic software is available for flame monitoring and collecting diagnostic info.
An ATEX / Ex-housing for Zone 1 is now available for the KLC devices. All KLC variants can be supplied with this housing as standard. The Ex versions are supplied with a 3m long connection cable. The ½" connection flange provides a simple mounting and is identical to the flange of the IFx series. In addition, the connection flanges can be exchanged to a flange with purge air connector quickly. (See accessories IFx series).
BST Solutions pays particular attention to the complete testing ofits devices before they are delivered to the customer. Thisguarantees our customers full and long term operational reliabilityduring use. BST pay attention to the best quality, starting from thechoice of materials. This is anotherreason for the reliability of our products.
Larger more expensive flame monitoring systems used in Power stations and on large turbines have relied for a long time on solid state flame detection. These systems often integrate clever electronics allowing them to be tuned to a specific type of flame, but the cost has always been too high to allow the tech to be transferred to main stream industries, UNTIL NOW! BST Solutions have designed and manufactured a range of flame detectors for all types of burner, all environments and with the technology from the larger systems made by their sister company BFI Automation. These small incredibly powerful flame detectors are fully interchangeable with any UV or IR type cell. All BST products are individually CE marked and are certified for use with ANY control box. This allows you to swap out any device and replace it with a BST Detector and keep the certification of the burner completely legal.
This new BST range is becoming increasingly popular with OEM's here in the UK and already has a large presence in Europe. Power Heating pLants are proud to be the official BST Solutions distributors for the UK and Europe. If you would like any further information about the products and their capabilities or technical specifications, please contact us.
UV sensors have a tube that responds to ultraviolet radiation, this radiation emitted by the flame is then picked up by the UV sensor and tells the flame controller that there is a flame present and to carry on operating.
There are a few drawbacks to UV sensors though, one is that the UV sensors sometimes pick up radiation from non-flame related UV sources such as cosmic, gamma, and x-ray radiation. Despite this, countermeasures can be taken to ensure that there is always a correct reading of the flames presence or absence, these include:
The UV sensors view of the first third of the flame must be unobstructed.
The sensor should not sight the ignition spark.
The UV sensor cannot be subjected to excessively high temperatures.
Infrared sensors can be used with either gas or oil flames, this is due to the characteristics of the flame, more than 90% of the flames radiation is infrared. This results in the infrared flame detectors being able to operate with a very high-intensity flame or a very weak one.
For the flame detector to work though, the sensor must have a good view of the flame, the infrared sensor must be protected from any direct flames, and the flame detector leads must be wired correctly according to standard procedure.
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