Architects & Engineers
HF Acid Leak Detection System Upgrade
A uranium facility utilized hydrofluoric acid and other hazardous materials in their processes. Because of the hazards of these materials, the plant maintains a site wide safety program that routinely reviews the hazards of these chemicals and the safety procedures and equipment designed to mitigate these hazards.
The safety program identified the plant’s gas detection system as an area for continuous improvement. This gas detection system was a series of HF acid leak detection sensors. These sensors were aged and several were not operating to the standards required by the facility.
Consulting Scope of Work
The facility’s safety and project teams contracted Ino-Tek to tour the site and review the gas detection systems. They asked for a detailed evaluation of the site’s gas detection system and a proposal for system improvement.
Ino-Tek toured the site and met with the project team. They also met with maintenance and operations personnel. They inspected and evaluated all the on-site gas detection equipment. An updated site plan layout with a scope of work to improve the performance of the installed equipment and install new equipment was created, submitted, and accepted. The plan is in the approval stage prior to implementation.
Ino-Tek offers assistance to architects and engineers designing new hazardous materials emergency alarm systems. Ino-Tek has been writing specifications for these applications for over 15 years and we have a large library of code-compliant specifications. These specifications cover all the applications using toxic or flammable gases. We also have a library of specifications for refrigerant monitoring systems and liquid leak detection. Together, we can use these existing specifications to develop new specifications for your clients. These proven specifications insure your clients get the best value for their investment.
Project Scope Development
Many existing and planned facilities use or will use flammable or toxic materials. Facility management and design professionals are often presented with complicated questions regarding these materials and their safety.
Some typical questions asked are:
- What are the legal and insurance requirements for leak detection?
- Is a hazardous materials leak detection system required?
- What are the best engineering practices for leak detection?
- If an existing facility has problems with gas leaks, what is the best way to address these leaks?
- If it is required, how can a system be best designed to determine when a leak occurs and how can it alarm effectively?
- What are the correct set points for a gas detection sensor?
- What actions should occur at the different set points?
These questions are frequently asked when a company is considering starting a project to address hazardous materials safety concerns. They are also frequently asked during new construction.
Ino-Tek has helped many professionals answer these questions. The answers determine if an emergency alarm or life safety system is required. They also determine the scope of a project.
Give us a call today and let’s work together to design the best solution to your gas detection, refrigerant monitoring, or process control requirements.