Posts Tagged ‘ Gas Detectors ’

Plant Turn Around Safety Tips

Plant Turn Around or yearly maintenance is a very big event, where almost all equipments will be opened for overhaul. This is the time when a ton of works are carried out at the same time based on a planned schedule, with a large numbers of workers. In this occasion, a group of people from third party also work in your plant site.

There are many types of works and operations carried out at that time. Chemical cleaning, welding, brushing, confined space works, tank clean up, piping modification, work at elevated height, leak test, hydrostatic pressure test, catalyst discharging, catalyst burning operation, and many more. All of those works contains potential risks. If it is not treated properly, then it will result work accidents.

In this case, safety aspect should be treated properly in order to prevent work accidents. Because a lot of works are carried out at the same time, naturally each work will link which each other. So it is very important to make sure safety aspect of each work and not to become hazards source for other works. (more…)

A Must Have List of Safety Inspection Checklist

Safety inspection is a regular safety job that is purposed to ensure that equipments, tools, work conditions, work area, plant facilities and so on have already met minimum safety requirements. It is carried out in order to detect any safety deficiencies as early as possible so that accident can be avoided.

Successful safety inspection requires reliable tool that’s a checklist. Safety inspection checklist lists up inspection items that need to be conformed. Such checklist is main reference for safety inspection job. With it, safety inspection will obtain consistent results.

Generally, safety inspection checklist can be obtained from equipment manuals, operation manuals, safety standards, expert advises and experiences. Ideally, you have all the required checklists. However, some of you may not know what kinds of safety inspection checklists are required in your plant site.

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Combustible Gas Detectors – Overview

Combustible gas detectors are ones of the basic safety equipments required when there is combustible gas inside the plant site. Auto-ignition temperature and Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) describe the potential dangers of combustible gases.

Auto-ignition temperature is the lowest temperature at which combustible gas could be ignited spontaneously (self-sustained combustion), without the presence of source of ignition. Meanwhile, Lower Explosive Limit or LEL is the lowest concentration of combustible gas in the air that will propagate flame when exposed to a source of ignition.

There are two types of combustible gas detectors in market. The first type is electrocatalytic (catalytic bead), which is also referred to passive type of gas detector. The second type is infrared detector, which uses infrared absorption as detecting technology. It is the active type. (more…)

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