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I did one today and one of the items listed on the report was a "radiant energy fire detector"...

I never heard of such a thing.. so I Googled myself to wisdom.. :laughing::laughing:

"The term radiant energy–sensing fire detectors encompasses both of the terms flame detectors and spark/ember detectors. (See the definitions in 3.3.66.8, 3.3.66.17, and 3.3.66.21.) The physics that govern the operation of both types of detectors is largely the same. However, the applications of the two different types of radiant energy–sensing detectors are radically different. Flame detectors are generally employed in large open spaces where lines of sight from the detector to the anticipated fire location are clear and ambient lighting is normal. Such spaces include fuel loading racks, aircraft hangars, electrostatic paint booths, and petroleum production and processing facilities. Spark/ember detectors are usually used on pneumatic-conveying system duct work, enclosed belt conveyors and other normally dark locations found in wood processing and woodworking plants, refuse-derived fuel plants, chemical plants, and other facilities where combustible particulate solids are processed or conveyed."


Anyone use these before.. :blink::blink:
 

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Does your liability insurance cover you for fire alarm work?

Mine almost doubles if I want coverage.

You should also think about E&O insurance.
 

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Does your liability insurance cover you for fire alarm work?

Mine almost doubles if I want coverage.

You should also think about E&O insurance.
Nationwide who I had for over (25) years dropped me.. there was no plan B..

They sent me a termination notice... and I never put a claim into the company.. :blink::blink:
 

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Nationwide who I had for over (25) years dropped me.. there was no plan B..

They sent me a termination notice... and I never put a claim into the company.. :blink::blink:
I just got my yearly renewal, it's G & G Underwriters representing Starr Indemnity Insurance Company. $571/year. Can't beat that.
 

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Yeah we've done systems with flame and spark detectors in fuel and chemical areas and on conveyors.
 

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I worked on both.....lots of Detronic flame eyes in and around the oil patch. I had a thread on here awhile back looking for some more info on the spark/ember detectors as well. I've installed five or six of those in dust collector duct work inside of school woodworking shops since then.

Found it.....http://www.electriciantalk.com/f2/fire-alarm-device-info-47418/
 
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