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An automatic fire detection device that contains an optical sensor system. This line-of-sight system detects the presence of any infrared emitting source, such as flames or embers. A flame detector is the least commonly used of three types of fire detection devices; the other types are smoke detectors and heat detectors.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Flammendetektor (Deut.); détecteur de flamme (Fr.); detector de chama (Port.);