Gas monitoring is an important element in an overall protection plan for life and property An important element in an overall protection is the safety plan for life and property. Gas control system is often used in conjunction with other forms of other detection such as smoke-, heat- and flame detectors. Typical installation places for gas detectors are places where highly combustible gases are involved and where there is need for instantaneous response to gases and where a large properties needs to be protected.
Danger of intoxication (STEL, TWA)
Although the risks and dangers are recognised, the underestimation, defective attitude or inaccurate instructions can cause dangerous situations. Too often safe- and security improvement actions starts after accidents or after narrowly passed risk situations.
Danger of explosion ( LEL)
Flammable gases in industrial processes. In modern industry numerous of dangerous chemicals are used, transported and stored. A leakage often starts with a small leak from a tank crack, a damaged pipe connection, technical fault, malfunction etc., which can cause accident risks to the stuff, costly damages to the system or to the environment.
After possible evaporation these chemicals create either danger or explosion or harmful concentrations for health and environment. Where explosive gases are handled, there will always be a risk of leakage and explosion. Are these risks and threats of danger recognised in advance?
Portable gas detectors are one of the most helpful instruments in the industrial safety use. Personnel, who are working in the gas hazard areas, is recommended to use portable gas detectors before entering to a confined space and before starting work in “gas critical” places. The risks appear of flammable and toxic gases, or of oxygen-deficient atmosphere. It is recommended to get ready of the risks – in advance.
Safety assessment and hazard assessment analysis facilitate the identification of risk opportunities and also assist in the selection of safety equipment and applications in different operating environments.
When working, there are always risks – make a safe move on time.