Fixed Gas Detectors

fixed gas systems application

Fixed gas detectors are an essential safety measure used in many industries to help to protect workers and property from the dangers of hazardous gases.

How do they operate?

A typical fixed gas detection system is a network of sensors installed in a specific area to monitor the air for the presence of hazardous gases. When a sensor detects a hazardous gas, it sends an alarm to a central monitoring station. The monitoring station can then notify nearby workers of the danger and take steps (such as shutting down production lines or switching off the gas supply) to mitigate the risk.

Fixed gas systems Diagram

Fixed gas detectors can be used to monitor for a variety of hazardous gases, including:

  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Hydrogen sulphide (H2S)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Oxygen (O2)
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Natural gas

Fixed gas systems can be found in a variety of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Chemical
  • Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture

Fixed systems can help to prevent a variety of accidents, including:

  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Suffocation
  • Poisoning

Fixed gas detectors are an important safety investment for any industry that is at risk of hazardous exposure. By installing a fixed gas detection system, you can help to protect your workers and property from the dangers of hazardous gases.

Benefits

  • Improved safety: Fixed systems can help to prevent accidents and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous gases.
  • Reduced risk: Fixed gas detection systems can help to reduce the risk of explosions, fires, and other accidents caused by hazardous gases.
  • Increased compliance: Fixed gas detection systems can help businesses to comply with safety regulations.
  • Improved productivity: Gas detection systems can help to improve productivity by reducing the number of accidents and injuries caused by hazardous gases.
  • Reduced costs: Fixed gas systems can help to reduce the cost of workers’ compensation claims and other costs associated with accidents and injuries caused by hazardous gases.
Types of fixed gas detectors

There are two main types of fixed gas detectors

  • Local alarm systems: Local alarm systems sound an alarm when a hazardous gas is detected. The alarm is typically located in the area where the gas is detected.
  • Centralised alarm systems: Centralised alarm systems send an alarm to a central monitoring station when a hazardous gas is detected. The monitoring station can then notify workers in the area of the danger and take steps to mitigate the risk.

Choosing the right system

When choosing a fixed system, there are a few factors to consider, including:

  • The type of hazardous gases that need to be monitored
  • The size of the area that needs to be monitored
  • The sensitivity of the sensors
  • The cost of the system

It is important to consult with a qualified safety professional to choose the right fixed gas detection system for your needs.

Maintenance

Fixed gas detectors require regular maintenance to ensure that they are working properly. This maintenance should include:

  • Calibrating the sensors
  • Replacing the sensors
  • Testing the system

It is important to have any installed system professionally maintained to ensure that it is providing the level of protection that you need.

For further information, impartial advice or to arrange a survey, please call us at 02920 759 683 – or visit our contact page: https://www.rockallsafety.co.uk/contact-us/

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Further reading: https://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/sragtech/techmeasleakgas.htm