What do nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, phosgene, chlorine and vinyl chloride all have in common? Not much at first glance, one might assume: all of these substances accomplish a special function or purpose in different chemical reactions. However, these as well as other chemicals must be stored temporarily prior to and after processing. Storage and transport place high strains on pumps, bellows, piping, containers, reservoirs, tanks and storage depots – thus virtually on all components which come into contact with the substances during storage and filling. Any weak point, potential trouble spot, leaks or accident may result in the generation of explosive vapor-air mixtures. In storage areas increased ventilation may reduce the risk of explosion.
Costly ventilation systems are often used to ensure this. Cost-efficient alternate solutions include gas monitoring, detection and warning systems. Following an alarm by such systems, increased air exchanges can be implemented. Dräger heat zone and infrared (IR) detectors can be adjusted individually to potential hazardous substances, thus providing the highest possible degree of protection for man, environment and equipment. In this respect, complete and continuous area monitoring with open path detection has been successfully used. In the event of a fault, personnel are quickly informed and warned by acoustic and visual alarms so that they can safely leave the danger area.
In this challenging field Dräger offers the right equipment and solutions for almost every operation and process. Dräger offers an extensive product range of stationary and portable gas detection and measuring technology, highly sensitive sensors, respiratory protection and escape equipment in order to safeguard equipment and to protect personnel effectively.