Kenexis – Fire and Gas Systems Consulting Services

By: Kenexis  09-12-2011
Keywords: Toxic Gas

A well designed fire and gas system is intended to detect and in some cases automatically mitigate fire, combustible gas and toxic gas hazards. Although national standards such as NFPA 72 address numerous aspects of good engineer practice for fire and gas systems, the standard does not prescribe in detail how to site fire and gas detector install in industrial process facilities, nor does it address the selection of appropriate detection technologies.

Proper placement of detectors is critical in the design of a fire and gas system to ensure that coverage is adequate to detect hazards at their incipient stage, before escalation makes mitigative actions ineffective on impractical. Kenexis engineers are experienced in the siting of fire and gas detector s in a variety of applications, including enclosed processes and offshore oil & gas. In addition, our advanced detector mapping software, Effigy™, allows Kenexis to verify that the initial detector layout is adequate to protect people, assets and the environment.

Selection of the improper detection technology can often lead to problems in the operation and maintenance of a fire and gas system. In many cases detectors are selected which are not suitable for the application, resulting in spurious alarms, excessive maintenance requirements, or ineffective detection of hazards. Kenexis ensures that the selected technology will not only meet performance requirements but also be appropriate for the application resulting in a safer design with reduced maintenance costs. Our vendor neutrality makes as an ideal partner, ensuring that our clients are being sold on unproved technologies that are not appropriate for their applications.

Keywords: Toxic Gas

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