Fixed gas detection is installed with the aim of providing continuous, area and personnel protection. Fixed systems typically have a long-life and require minimal maintenance and are able to connect to building management systems as well as active other safe systems.
Fixed gas detection systems are installed to offer continuous monitor of potentially dangerous environments. A risk assessment is required to identify potential hazards in both manned and unmanned areas of the site.
Benefits of fixed gas detection
A fixed gas detection system protects you and your assets. In addition, it also protects your workforce against asphyxiation, poisoning and explosions/fire.
Fixed gas detectors provide monitoring 24 hours a day. All areas even when the majority of the time it is unmanned must be monitored to warn personnel of dangerous environments before they enter. Having fixed detection will reduce safety risks onsite creating a safer environment, often satisfying insurance policy criteria.
Looking after the costs
Although it is not a replacement for personal gas detection, a fixed gas detection system can reduce the time in which it takes to manually assess a potentially explosive area often reducing man hours and ultimately cost.
Fixed gas detection systems are often easier and cheaper to maintain than portable gas detection as they are less susceptible to loss and damage. The recommended service and maintenance schedule of a fixed gas detection system is calibration every 6 months with low sensor replacement frequency and cost.
Little training is required to operate a fixed gas detection system and its use is less likely to be affected by misuse or ignorance.
What we offer
Safety Gear Store offer a wide range of service contracts for your fixed gas detection system, whether this is an existing system or a new system we have the capability and experience to offer a bespoke contract to suit your requirements and the service frequency of your system. We also supply and install a range of fixed gas detection systems from manufacturers like MSA, Honeywell, GMI, GDS, Crowcon.
We offer ongoing maintenance and calibration of your fixed system from the majority of manufacturers and can put together a service contract that will meet your requirements.
Gas detection fixed systems do require essential calibration and service to ensure that the readings that they provide are both accurate and reliable, also that in the event of an exposure to gases the detection fixed system will activate the required alarm levels and trigger relevant beacons and sounders.
During a service and calibration visit our engineers will visually inspect the gas detection system and apply certified test gases to the sensors, adjustments will be made to improve accuracy and account for any drift to the sensors since the last calibration.