Pyroelectric IR Detector Makes Invisible Flames Visible

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Flame Detection for Hydrogen Engines

The L2200D1810-JH pyroelectric detector from LASER COMPONENTS was developed to make H2 flames, which are invisible to the human eye, visible. For this purpose, the component includes a newly developed filter combination for IR emissions at 2.95µm. This makes it possible to detect hot water molecules produced during the combustion of hydrogen. A built-in reference prevents false alarms.

Hydrogen engines are increasingly being considered as an alternative to gasoline and diesel engines. Flame detection is a decisive factor in both burner control in the engine and safety at filling stations.