Industrial processes increasingly involve the use and manufacture of highly dangerous substances, particularly flammable, toxic and oxygen gases. Inevitably, occasional escapes of gas occur, which create a potential hazard to the industrial plant, its employees and people living nearby. Worldwide incidents, involving asphyxiation, explosions and loss of life, are a constant reminder of this problem.
A building’s mechanical room is the hub of its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This can include central utility plants, boiler and chiller rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms and fuel rooms. The equipment within these rooms have the potential to leak harmful combustible or toxic gases, including costly and environmentally harmful refrigerant gases.
Various gas monitors are available for use in parking structure applications. The specifics of the design determine what type of monitor or monitoring system best suits the application. This detailed, easy to use guideline assists the design engineer in the selection of an optimal gas detection solution.