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Best Practices for Installing Fixed Gas and Flame Detectors

Fixed gas and flame detection instruments require proper electrical and mechanical installation to deliver the performance required to save lives and assets. This webinar will address basic electrical and mechanical installation considerations, coverage mapping validation, conduit and detector installation, and final inspections to ensure smooth, on-time commissioning events.



Originally presented: March 3, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Fixed gas and flame detection instruments require proper electrical and mechanical installation to deliver the performance required to save lives and assets. This webinar will address the essential gas and flame detection project installation pre-work required to define specific gas and fire hazards present, as well as environmental challenges, optimal detection technologies, and proper detector placement to deliver maximum coverage and protection.

Discussion will also cover basic electrical considerations including proper grounding, system power supplies, cabling, and termination guidance, as well as recommended mechanical installation practices, proper conduit system and device mounting, installation, and alignment. Final system inspection best practices will include mechanical and electrical inspections before powering up to ensure a smooth, on-time commissioning event. Detection system setup, test, and operational logbook recommendations will also be covered.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand project pre-work tasks required to define detector installation requirements.
  • Learn the importance of proper electrical and mechanical installation to ensure 24/7 protection especially in challenging industrial applications.
  • Ensure a smooth system start-up and commissioning event by following proper coverage, inspection, test, and documentation best practices.

Speaker

Dave Opheim, North America Business Development Manager, Fixed Gas and Flame Detection, MSA Safety

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, Fixed Gas and Flame Detection at MSA Safety.