February 2018, Vol. 245, No. 2

TechNotes

Wireless Fire, Gas Detection Solutions

Thinking beyond the wire has become reality for fire and gas detection solutions. A recently successful cost-savings wireless project required multiple open path gas detection (OPGD) monitors, installed at various heights, around a new process unit. The OPGD system is set up to measure C1-C8 hydrocarbon gases. The wireless signal is transmitted to a wireless wave relayer for alarming and evacuation of the new unit. A control system, located away from the unit excavation, receives the wireless signals from the OPGD for local alarm screens, zoning, data logging and network sharing. There are several steps required for a successful wireless fire and gas detection system. STEP 1: Environmental

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