Not as common as optical and have historically been used for clean burning fires such as metholated spirits, petrol or paint thinners. These detectors are more sensitive to this type of fire than optical detectors. Applications - paint stores, chemical stores, cleaners cupboards, surgical stores. Most ionisation detectors have been discontinued and are now rarely used.
What’s the next step?
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