As an architect or engineer works on a design project, it sometimes includes hazardous materials. To determine if a hazardous materials emergency alarm system is required, the designer will complete a process hazard analysis. If this analysis determines that an emergency alarm or life safety system is required to manage the hazard, a design must be completed. A design specification must be completed. This specification is required to insure that all the aspects of the required design are included in the final project. Ino-Tek has generalized specifications for many hazardous materials emergency alarm systems. These system designs have been proven in the field many times. There are existing specifications for refrigerant leak monitoring systems and for specialty gas detection systems. Ino-Tek has created specifications for hazardous liquid leak detection systems. Successful designs have been completed for flammable particulate monitoring systems. These specifications are in full compliance with all code requirements. Ino-Tek is available to help architects, engineers, and owners who require project specifications.
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Automotive Supplier’s Engine Test Cell Flammable Gas Leak
Background & Problem
A global automotive supplier’s R & D center has an existing gas detection system. In one of the diesel test cells, a leak of diesel fuel occurred. This leak occurred near an existing flammable gas sensor, but no alarm sounded. The facility management team contacted Ino-Tek. They requested a series of tests to determine why the system did not alarm.
Consulting Scope of Work
The facility hired Ino-Tek to test the installed system. They also asked Ino-Tek to provide a portable gas detection system with different types of flammable gas detection sensors. These different sensors were to be tested side by side with the installed sensor that did not alarm. The types of sensors tested included a catalytic bead sensor, a ppm IR flammable gas detection sensor, and a PID sensor. A number of conditions were created in the room. Each sensor was tested under different conditions.
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