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The Fireye 45UV5 (1005-1009) self-checking scanners are used to detect ultraviolet emissions from fossil fuel flames such as natural gas, coke oven gas, propane, methane, butane, kerosene, light petroleum distillates and diesel fuels.

These 45UV5 models are used only with the Flame-Monitor™, BurnerLogix™, D-Series, FlameWorx, MicroM and some P-Series Fireye control models to provide flame safeguard and monitoring systems for supervised manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic single burner boilers, process ovens and heaters.

The 45UV5 scanners use a UV-eye detector. This detector is a sealed, gas-filled, UV-sensitive tube containing two electrodes connected to a source of AC voltage. When UV radiation of sufficient energy falls upon the electrodes, electrons are released and the inter-electrode gas becomes conductive, resulting in an electric current flow from one electrode to the other. The current flow starts and ends abruptly and is known as an “avalanche.”


  • The components are contained in a cast aluminum housing sealed with an oil-resistant gasket.
  • The quartz lens is a planoconvex design, resulting in increased sensitivity.
  • Also included in the scanner is an electromagnetic shutter that permits a self-checking circuit to verify that the scanner and signal circuits are producing valid flame presence or absence information.
  • During the shutter closed period, the detector’s optical path is blocked from flame radiation, allowing the amplifier control to verify the proper operation of the ultraviolet tube.
  • While the shutter is open, flame presence or absence is detected.
  • The resultant scanner output (while flame is detected) is a continuous, periodically interrupted, pulsed flame signal which is a prerequisite for energizing the associated Fireye control’s Flame Relay.