KFPI Provides Flame Detectors Designed for Semiconductor Fire Safety Systems
One of the key components in a reliable semiconductor fire safety system, is the flame detector. KFPI provides flame detectors of the highest quality and performance available in the global semiconductor market. KFPI flame detectors are designed specifically for integration in fire safety systems for semiconductor process tools – factoring in process chemistries common in semiconductor equipment, as well as the unique flame signatures of fire hazards occasioned by the exotic fuels present in semiconductor manufacturing.
KFPI flame detectors were designed specifically for integration in fire safety systems for semiconductor process tools.
KFPI flame detectors are reliable, short-range flame detectors, optimized for use in the interior spaces of semiconductor production and cleaning equipment. These detectors are designed in accordance with Semi S2 performance and safety standards, and have been tested in accordance with the FM3260 (2001) test standard. KFPI flame detectors are microprocessor-controlled devices with detection algorithms designed to recognize flame signatures and respond to the UV and IR energy levels indicative of fire types typical in semiconductor, LCD, LED, and PV process applications. Flame detectors provided by KFPI are designed specifically to detect the flame signatures of typical semiconductor process chemical fires, including hydrocarbon, Silane, and Hydrogen fires.
KFPI’s KFPI-UI2X12-P/K flame detectors are reliable, short-range flame detectors typically used for the interior spaces of semiconductor production and cleaning equipment. These detectors have been tested in accordance with the FM3260 (2001) test standard. These detectors are microprocessor-controlled devices with detection algorithms designed to recognize flame signatures and respond to the UV and IR energy levels indicative of a growing fire. Many of the applications for this device are found in process tools in the LCD, LED, PV and Semiconductor Industries.
The microprocessor continuously performs tests looking for system faults that would impair its ability to detect a flame or to declare an alarm. These tests include: input power, sensor circuits, relay circuits and tests for other internal systems. These detectors have a Fault Relay, a Fire Relay and a Verify Fire Relay. The detectors are sealed in an Ultra-Sonically welded polypropylene (FRPP) or polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) housings with an IP67 rating. They are highly resistant to a broad range of acids and other compounds found in Semiconductor production equipment.
These detectors have a proprietary RS485 communications port which may be used with an optional Interface Kit to allow the user the ability to monitor the detector’s status, display variables, name the device or to examine the FireScape™. FireScape™ is a display of the detector’s pre-fire sensory inputs. FireScape™ displays the spectral information in a format that allows for evaluation during investigation of events.
RED-ST-W Flame Detector
(Available in white or red.) All versions of the RED-ST-W Flame Detector use UV, IR, and Visible sensors to look for flaming combustion. The bands of radiant energy to which the RED-ST-W responds, allow the RED-ST-W to respond to virtually all types of flaming combustion. The RED-ST-W Flame Detector is a microprocessor-controlled device programmed with state-of-the-art fire algorithms. Each algorithm is designed to recognize a different type of flame signature while rejecting common false sources.
When the conditions of any of the fire algorithms are met, the RED-ST-W Detector declares a fire. The microprocessor is also continuously performing system tests looking for any faults that would impair its ability to accurately detect a flame and declare an alarm. The systems being tested include: input power, sensor circuits, relay circuits, software integrity etc. The RED-ST-W Flame Detector also performs a through the lens test of the sensor and lens systems. The model RED-ST-W-ST has a Fire Relay and a Fault Relay that include both normally open and normally closed contacts. The model REDST-W has an industry standard 4-20 ma output.
In addition to the Fire and Fault relays the RED-ST-W models have a Fire Verify system and an Auxiliary Fault system. The Fire Verify system adds a “field adjustable” level of certainty to the declaration of a verified fire. The Auxiliary Fault system will activate the Aux. Relay for the Lens Test fault. This allows a separate indication for the most common fault (a dirty lens). A technician can know immediately what is wrong and how to fix it (clean the lens) without reading codes, consulting manuals, or wading through a diagnostics process.
The RED-ST-W detector is mounted in a NEMA 4 weather tight housing. The housing is explosion proof rated for Class I Divisions 1 & 2 Groups B, C, D, Class II Divisions 1 & 2 Groups E, F, G, and Class III locations. All of the electronics are mounted inside of an aluminum cup to protect the electronics during installation. All switch settings and indicators are located on the front of the RED-ST-W detector module allowing field adjustments to be made without removing the detector module from the housing.