November 2013

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Consider a systematic approach for safety monitoring

Any facility dealing with bulk hydrocarbons must monitor safety conditions at all times. A leak of flammable or toxic material can occur at any time, and explosion is an ever-present threat when combu..

Wilson, G., Emerson Process Management

Any facility dealing with bulk hydrocarbons must monitor safety conditions at all times. A leak of flammable or toxic material can occur at any time, and explosion is an ever-present threat when combustible gases are accidentally released into working areas of a plant. Operators have a wide choice of safety equipment to ensure coverage, backed by a library full of standards and regulations, but what would be an ideal solution? The “ideal” safety instrument would be able to immediately and accurately sense flammable and toxic gases as well as flames. It would be reliable, low power and resistant to poisoning and other environmental effects. Equally important, it would be low mainte

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