Safety

Mapping Fixed Gas Detectors and Flame Detectors

Nov 07 2011

Author: Bryon Gordon on behalf of Det-Tronics

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Early detection of gas leaks and flames can help prevent the escalation of dangerous incidents; therefore, safety engineers must design and implement the most effective detection system possible. Engineers pour over flame and gas detector spec sheets, and they consider safety manufacturer certifications. But high-quality detectors that are improperly placed might not meet detection goals.

Safety experts have long known that wise placement of the devices into a specific application leads to effective detection coverage, which in turn leads to the best scenario for successful mitigation. Yet UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics indicated that 40% of major gas releases in the North Sea offshore installations were not detected by gas detection methods.

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