Global Flame Detectors Market Reshaped by M&A, Cutting-Edge Technology

Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is at the forefront of the flame detectors market, having been formed in the past three years through multiple acquisitions.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Flame detectors no longer serve the sole purpose of sensing fire. Technological advancements have led to the development of flame detection systems with a wide range of advanced features such as alarm systems, activation of fire suppression system, deactivation of fuel lines and others.

Conventional smoke and heat detectors are gradually being replaced owing to their low accuracy and slow response time. Allied Market Research has conducted an extensive analysis on the current and future market trends, drivers, restraints and growth opportunities for potential investors and stakeholders in Flame Detectors Market.

Rising concerns about safety at homes and workplaces have coerced owners of major business enterprises and residential spaces to install flame detection systems. These systems find applications in sectors ranging from banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry, hospitality and travel, healthcare, transportation & logistics, to manufacturing, retail, mining and oil and gas.

The latest developments in the flame detectors market include the FL4000H multi-special infrared flame detector, flame detectors for dirty environments and smoke fires, smoke detectors for commercial buildings, a birdhouse that detects forest fires from a distance and others.

M&A to Remake Market Dynamics

On April 26, 3M announced its acquisition of Scott Safety, leading manufacturer of gas and flame detection instruments along with other safety equipment, from Johnson Controls (JCI) for a total value of $2 billion. In 2016, Scott Safety generated a total revenue of approximately $570 million. The acquisition led to the addition of respiratory-protection products, thermal-imaging devices and other safety equipment mainly aimed at firefighters, police, military, homeland security forces, and industrial workers to the Safety Division under 3M.

Professional Fire Alarm Systems (PFAS) was acquired by Tech Electronics August 18. The deal inked was one of Tech Electronics’ largest acquisitions with PFAS, commercial communication system provider, generating more than $5 million every year.

According to Kurt Canova, President of Tech Electronics, the acquisition aids in achieving the company’s growth goals of garnering $100 million in revenue through continuous geographic expansion, innovation, and expanded service offerings. With this deal in place, the services provided by the company will now be available in nine new locations across the United States.

5 Firms Form Tyco Gas & Flame Detection Group

Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is at the forefront of the flame detectors market and supplies devices having leading edge technology, to the oil and gas industry for tankers and terminals, as well as for petrochemical plants. The company came into existence in March 2016, as a result of the acquisitions carried out over a period of three years. Scott Safety, Detcon, Gas Measurement Instruments (GMI), Oldham and Simtronics, with a collective experience of more than 150 years were merged to form the organization.

Other than Scott Safety, the other four companies are a part of Tyco’s Industrial Safety Technologies (IST). The latest products by the group include BM 25 & BM 25 Wireless area gas monitors, MultiFlame DM-TV6-T that detects smoky fires, FL4000H, and others.

Hydrocarbon fires in dirty environments can be detected accurately using the MultiFlame DM-TV6-T, a multi-spectrum infrared flame detector that detects smoky fires using three wavelengths. The detector comes with the additional benefits of easy installation and a high level of false alarm immunity. The system, which has a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 certification, can be configured according to the application, with the help of a wireless hand terminal (TLU600). The TLU600 aids in the wireless testing of the optical and output circuits. This device can be integrated directly with controllers, fire panels, and programmable logic controllers(PLC).

The FL4000H flame detector provides the widest range of view with superior false alarm immunity. This detector uses a refined neural network technology (NNT) system that helps to distinguish the false alarms from alarms caused due by actual flames. The detector’s electronic circuitry and the integrity of its optical path can be checked using continuous optical path monitoring (COPM). The multi-spectrum infrared (MSIR) flame detector has all the regulatory certificates including ATEX, CE Mark, SIL, CSA, CA Fire Marshall, MED and others.

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