Drager Flame 5000 Flame Detector

  • Imaging-based explosion-proof flame detector
  • Extended field of view
  • Each detector has a colour CCTV camera

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The Drager Flame 5000 is an explosion-proof flame detector that uses imaging-based technology. It uses digital image processing and advanced algorithms to interpret flame characteristics, providing an extended field of view and reducing false alarms.

Immunity against false alarms

The Flame 5000 features a unique software algorithm that can differentiate between actual fire conditions and other radiant sources that can cause traditional detectors to malfunction or generate false alarms. It resists common sources of unwanted alarms, including welding activities, hot CO2 emissions, and flare reflections. This makes it an ideal companion for your oil rig or industrial plant.

Maximum field of view

The Flame 5000 can detect n-heptane fires of 0.1 m2 (1 ft²) or greater at a distance of 44 m (144 ft) within a 90° horizontal and 65° vertical field of view. The detector’s field of view is a rectangular pyramid shape. This gives it one of the greatest standard coverage areas and range of any available flame detector.

Flexible operation

The Flame 5000 operates as a stand-alone unit to transmit live video recordings or can be connected to a control system or a fire panel to provide fault and fire signalling. This is achieved using a 0 to 20 mA signal or relay outputs. An integrated memory card lets the detector record videos before and after alarm events.

Depending on the environmental conditions, you can choose between an aluminium or a stainless steel housing.

Safe and fast intervention

Live video provides instant visual verification of a fire alarm without the operator having to enter a dangerous area. This reduces the risk of injury and improves response time.

An optical verification facility checks the window for contamination and ensures its field of view is not compromised by obstructions placed immediately before the detector.

Functional test

The Drager FS-5000 flame simulator tests Dräger Flame Detectors at distances up to eight metres (22 ft). Maintenance costs can be decreased with a reduced need for scaffolds or ladders to access the detector.

Easy to install and use

The detector is easy to install using a mounting bracket of stainless steel. The swivelling mounting bracket ensures that the device is optimally aimed towards potential sources of fire. The device status is displayed to nearby workers by a tri-coloured LED light.

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4209308 Drager Flame 5000, M20, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Aluminium
4209309 Drager Flame 5000, M20, Relay, NTSC video mode, Aluminium
4209310 Drager Flame 5000, ¾ NPT, Relay, NTSC video mode, Aluminium
4209311 Drager Flame 5000, ¾ NPT, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Aluminium
4209333 Drager Flame 5000, M25, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Aluminium
4209334 Drager Flame 5000, M25, Relay, NTSC video mode, Aluminium
4209320 Drager Flame 5000, M20, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Stainless Steel
4209321 Drager Flame 5000, M20, Relay, NTSC video mode, Stainless Steel
4209322 Drager Flame 5000, ¾ NPT, Relay, NTSC video mode, Stainless Steel
4209323 Drager Flame 5000, ¾ NPT, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Stainless Steel
4209335 Drager Flame 5000, M25, 4-20mA, PAL video mode, Stainless Steel
4209336 Drager Flame 5000, M25, Relay, NTSC video mode, Stainless Steel


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Title Size
Flame 5000 Datasheet 1 MB

Additional information

Weight 0.09 kg


Detector Characteristics
Type Explosion proof visual Flame detector and live colour video
Spectral range Near infrared
Field of view Horizontal 90°, vertical 65°
Response time 4 seconds (typical), configurable up to 30 seconds
Live colour video 640 x 480 Pixel (PAL or NTSC, configurable)
Video recording via SD-card 8.5 seconds before and after alarm event
Detection range Methane 30 m (100 ft)*
(Pan fire 0.1 m²/1 ft²) Ethanol 25 m (85 ft)
n-heptane/petrol 44 m (144 ft)
JP4 61 m (200 ft)**
Diesel 40 m (130 ft)
Ethylene glycol 15 m (50 ft)
Crude oil 40 m (130 ft)***
* Plume fire 0.9 m (3 ft), ** Pan fire 0.4 m² (4 ft²), *** Pan fire 0.25 m² (2.7 ft²)
Ambient Conditions
Temperature #60 to +85 °C (#76 to +185 °F)
Pressure 915 to 1,055 hPa
Humidity 0 to 95 % RH, non-condensing
Electrical Data
Relay Alarm and fault
Signal Output 0 to 20 mA
Fault 0 mA
Optical Fault 2 mA
Operating mode 5 mA
Alarm 18 mA
Communication RS485, HART® 5
Supply Voltage 24 VDC nominal (18 to 32 VDC)
Power Input Minimum 6 W (10 W typical, maximum 15 W with heating)
Material Aluminium or Stainless Steel
Cable Gland M20, M25 or ¾‘‘NPT
Weight 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) Aluminium or 6 kg (13.2 lbs) Stainless Steel
Dimensions (D x L) 200 x 100 mm (7.9 x 3.9 inch)
Protection Class IP66, NEMA 4X
FM/CFM Class 1 Division 1 Groups B, C and D T4
Class 1 Zone 1 AEx/Ex d IIC T4
Functional Safety (SIL) SIL2#certified
Decalaration of Conformity of Performance EN54#10 (VdS)
FM3260 (Radiant Energy#Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling), FM3600, FM3615, FM3810, ANSI/NFPA 72

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