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
- 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.