Due to the possibility of fires or explosions occurring in various work settings, companies install advanced industrial flame and gas systems to ensure the safety of their employees. This is especially important where chemicals are used or transported, oil drilling takes place, or where equipment is being installed or repaired. By relying on detection systems that utilize high-tech features, it is possible to keep many work environments much safer around-the-clock.
Monitoring Confined Spaces
Since laboratories, manufacturing plants, offshore oil platforms, and other work settings contain large numbers of confined spaces, making sure these areas are properly monitored is crucial for employee safety. Because these areas can be difficult to accurately and reliably monitor in terms of flame detection, industrial fire detectors equipped with state-of-the-art sensory electronics are installed in and near these areas. In doing so, data can be transmitted in real-time to engineers in monitoring centers, where it can be quickly analyzed for potential problems.
Along with installing industrial flame detectors in and around confined spaces, many facilities also make good use of portable monitoring devices to add an increased level of safety for employees. Used extensively by maintenance technicians and engineers who work in confined spaces installing, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment, portable monitors allow for hands-free monitoring, are easy to use, and can be linked to wireless networks, allowing data to be sent to mobile devices such as smartphones.
To ensure the accuracy and reliability of industrial flame monitoring devices, most come with self-calibration capabilities. With this feature, they can scan both large and small areas, making continual adjustments based on environmental conditions. Thus, if a fire is detected, the sensors can send constantly changing data to engineers, which can be crucial in determining the cause of the problem and whether evacuations will be necessary.
Due to these detectors being placed in many different work environments, they are equipped with electronics that perform self-diagnostic testing 24/7. This can be an important feature, since it will allow engineers to have data that can show possible issues regarding the accurate transmission of data. Since many plants and laboratories have issues with humidity levels, temperature extremes, and equipment vibrations, self-diagnostic tests will help ensure a facility’s flame sensors will always have clear detection paths, allowing them to detect even very small flames or sparks from equipment.
With these flame detection systems being placed in multiple types of work settings, it is vital they be equipped with alarm systems that can be adapted to areas where noise, layout, facility size, and other factors will come into play during an emergency. As a result, most detectors today are equipped with several different types of alarms, including sirens, flashing lights, and strobes. With these different alarms, workers can be assured of being alerted to potential danger in their work area. Whether using sirens to alert workers in large areas or flashing lights in areas that are extremely noisy, the highest safety levels will be maintained.