Spectrex’s SharpEye Selected by Joint Venture

Ma’aden Alcoa Joint Venture has selected Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I Optical Flame Detectors. In its initial phases, the joint venture will develop a fully integrated industrial complex which will become the world’s preeminent and lowest-cost supplier of primary aluminum, alumina and aluminum products, with access to the growing markets of the Middle East.

The complex includes a bauxite mine with an initial capacity of 4,000,000 metric tons per year, an alumina refinery with an initial capacity of 1,800,000 metric tons per year, an aluminum smelter with an initial capacity of 740,000 metric tons per year and a rolling mill, with initial capacity of 380,000 metric tons per year. The mill is the first in the Middle East and is one of the most technically advanced mills in the world.

First commercial production from smelter and mill was carried out in 2013. First production from the mine and refinery is set for 2014. Alcoa will supply alumina to the smelter in the interim period.

Spectrex, Inc. is a world leader in the Flame and Open Path Gas Detectors field. We are fully committed to enhance the safety of your employees, capital investments and to the environment. Being the first to launch major innovations that have become trade standards such as the first UV/IR and IR3 Flame Detector designs, Spectrex continues to offer over 40 different Flame Detector designs to meet application challenges from Offshore to Mall Floors, from Alaska to Malaysia. Spectrex was first to incorporate the Xenon Flash in open path gas detectors (OPGD) to solve false alarm issues common in the industry. Today, over 28 major OPGD designs are offered by Spectrex for continuous hydrocarbon and toxic gas monitoring.

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