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Fire Protection in Hazardous Locations:

Meeting NFPA standards for flame, smoke and gas detection

High-risk locations and operations call for process-specific fire protection

Fire is always dangerous, but industrial processes and facilities that involve volatile and potentially explosive materials present special challenges. These challenging conditions can occur in a range of industrial settings, such as:

  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Chemical processing
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Pipeline stations
  • Refineries
  • LNG facilities
  • Oil and gas platforms
  • Turbine enclosures

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes specific requirements for dealing with hazardous-area fire detection and protection systems based on the materials involved, fuels nearby, the environment and other control systems present. An effective detection/suppression system is likely to entail a combination of flame, gas and smoke detection.

To learn more about NFPA standards and the hazardous-area detection technologies available for your application, download the white paper.

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