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Process Fire and Gas Consultancy Services
Mar 28, 2019

Industrial fire & gas systems play a critical role in protecting people, processes and the environment. They continuously monitor fire and toxic or combustible gas levels within process plants, and provide early warning of an abnormal situation before it becomes a significant threat.   Discover how to avoid catastrophic situations at your plant.

What is it?

Industrial applications and processes often involve the use or manufacture of dangerous flammable, toxic and asphyxiating gases. Inevitably, these gases can escape, threatening those working within plants and those living nearby. Incidents may escalate, resulting in environmental pollution, explosions and/or loss of life – as well as serious reputational damage. Industrial companies are therefore under significant pressure to minimize the impact of potential hazards. To do so, they must navigate a complex web of fire and gas codes, standards and local regulations.

How Does It Work?

Our Safety and Fire & Gas portfolios feature world-class fire and gas services that help our customers mitigate industrial incidents, keeping people and plants safe.  These services, which collectively provide optimum detector coverage in a facility by quantifying and modelling the required number of gas and flame detectors, include:

• Area of concern assessment – identifies the areas that require fire and gas detection through plot plans or site walkthroughs.

• Fire and Gas Performance Target Selection – Determines requirements for coverage, availability and mitigation action using semi-quantitative and fully quantitative approaches.

• Fire and Gas Instrumented Function (FIF) Development – Establishes detector type by providing guidance on the best detection solutions for specific applications, set points, voting logic, executive control action – all key functions within a fire and gas system.

• Fire and Gas Detector Coverage Assessment – Identifies the optimum number of detectors and other fire and gas devices like pull stations for a designated coverage area by using commercial mapping tools.

• Fire and Gas Availability Assessment – Determines the availability of fire and gas system elements. 

• Fire and Gas Requirement Specification (FGRS) Development – Creates a design blueprint for a fire and gas system, specifying the type, number, location and functionality of system elements.

• Fire and Gas System Validation and Support – Troubleshoot detection problems by optimizing the layout of fire and gas detectors or correct voting to eliminate issues such as insufficient coverage and spurious trips.

What Problems Does It Solve?

Honeywell’s layered approach to safety encompasses an integrated fire and gas solution that integrates seamlessly with Experion® PKS and Safety Manager. The solution helps users respond rapidly and coherently to safety issues, ensuring maximum plant uptime while protecting people, assets and the environment.

Process fire and gas systems play a crucial role in protecting people, property and the environment. They detect toxic or combustible gas, fires within process plants, and provide early warning of an abnormal situation before it becomes a significant threat. Efficient early detection enhances safety by reducing escalation of hazardous events, improves system reliability by reducing spurious activation, and provides financial benefits by optimizing the costs of detectors in the plant lifecycle and reducing insurance costs.