Difference between Flame Monitor and Flame Detector?


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Flame detectors should not be confused with flame monitors.

The function of a flame monitor is to alarm in the absence of a flame, for example to cut the gas supply to a furnace if the flame is extinguished.

Flame monitors are normally wired to a dedicated burner control system, not the fire and gas detection system…

A flame detector should alarm on the presence of a flaming fire and ignore normal phenomena that are not flames…