In almost any manufacturing plant, laboratory, or other similar setting, there is the threat of a fire or explosion taking place. With various types of chemicals, gases, and equipment in use, it is important this threat be taken very seriously.

Unfortunately, many facilities fail to do so, resulting in catastrophic events that could have been prevented. However, as many state and federal regulations have been enacted in recent years, more and more companies now install industrial flame and gas systems in their facilities to provide protection for employees working in an area. If you are in the market for industrial flame monitoring systems, here is additional information regarding their many uses.

Large Facility Monitoring

In a large industrial or research facility, having the proper monitoring systems in place can be the difference between life and death. In these environments, such factors as building layout, work environment, and location of employees may be a hindrance whey trying to alert them to dangerous situations involving gas levels or fires. To keep this from happening, many of today’s flame sensors come equipped not only with advanced electronics, but also various types of alarms. In doing so, the detectors can be placed almost anywhere and be very effective. Whether it is sirens, strobes, or flashing lights that need to be used, these detectors are capable of quickly alerting personnel of impending danger.

Confined Spaces

Whether a facility is large or small, it probably has numerous confined spaces where equipment, supplies, and other materials are kept. During a typical day, many workers spend considerable amounts of time in these spaces, where they often repair, replace, or troubleshoot equipment. However, most are probably not aware confined spaces are generally viewed as not only the most difficult areas to monitor effectively for dangerous gas levels and fires, but also the most dangerous areas of a facility. To combat this problem, companies take a two-pronged approach. First, they install fixed industrial fire detectors near confined spaces in an effort to ensure real-time data is constantly being sent to engineers in monitoring centers for analysis. Second, they also equip technicians and others working in these spaces with portable detectors. Small enough to clip to a belt or shirt, these detectors are just as powerful as fixed detectors, and can transmit real-time data of gas levels to engineers.

Self-Diagnostic Testing

Since industrial flame detectors are installed in different work environments, they are exposed to such factors as temperature extremes, equipment vibrations, and high humidity levels. With previous types of detectors, these situations could pose a problem with data accuracy. However, with today’s advanced electronics, these detectors can now perform self-diagnostic tests 24/7 based on changing environmental conditions. In doing so, they can assure engineers the data they are receiving is accurate and reliable based on the current environmental conditions in a facility.

To learn more about the various uses of these flame and gas systems, fill the contact form or call one of our Applications Engineers at 409-927-2980.

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