Industrial process owners are tasked with increasing productivity with fewer resources than ever before. As a result, many process areas now operate unmanned or partially unmanned. This also means that in high hazard industrial processes, more effective and efficient early warning of fire and dangerous life safety hazards is also required. Which leads to the question - how can you maximize efficiencies without sacrificing quality and safety?
Processing plants are typically large and often have high-density layouts of tightly placed equipment, piping and tanks. However, these areas still need to be monitored for potential gas or fire risks. Processing areas that require a flame and gas detection system are often partially or fully exposed to the outdoors, subjecting detectors to heat, humidity, fog, rain and wind. How do you determine what is an acceptable level of risk for your facility?
This webinar will cover the basic operating theory of modern automatic fire and gas detection systems and briefly summarize a variety of fixed flame and gas detection system solutions to real world customer applications. You will learn key steps in performing a Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for risk assessment. Flame and gas coverage mapping techniques will also be reviewed as part of the risk assessment. Real-life examples from a variety of high hazard applications such as compressor stations, LNG, warehouses, and aircraft hangars, will help you assess considerations when installing a fire and gas detection system.
- Understand what defines a high hazard safety system & key components
- Learn what is involved in performing a Layers of Protection (LOPA) Analysis
- See examples of flame and gas coverage mapping scenarios
- Explore real world solution examples to high hazard industrial applications
Dave Opheim has over
32 years of direct experience in the high-hazard safety systems industry
serving in a variety of professional roles including Field Service,
Engineering, Marketing and Sales. He
currently serves as North America Business Development Manager at MSA Safety
and can be reached at Dave.Opheim@MSASafet