optical detector

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optical detector

The sensor in a typical colorimeter or photometer that senses the light transmitted by the sample.
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The market may be explored by technology type as Photoelectric Smoke Detector, Ionization Smoke Detector, Video Smoke Detection, Aspirating Smoke Detector, and Projected Beam Smoke Detector.
Tenders are invited for Addressable Photoelectric Smoke Detector, Part No.Fsp-581, Make: Notifier
Photoelectric smoke detectors use a light source and a sensor to detect when smoke scatters the light beam and are more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering, such as those involving large pieces of furniture.
Photoelectric smoke detectors were installed because they provide optimal protection from smoking-related fires, while nuisance alarms caused by cooking occur at a lower rate than with other types of smoke detector.
Ionization and photoelectric smoke detectors are available for residential use.

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