Gas leaks can be caused by a wide variety of problems in gas-carrying systems during normal day-to-day operations of industrial manufacturing facilities, including temperature changes, corrosion, erosion, excessive vibration, poor connections between system components, and more. Gas leaks can cause devastating explosions that damage a facility, lead to extended downtime, and worst of all, injure employees. For these reasons, fixed gas detection systems are essential in manufacturing facilities of all kinds! In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common causes of gas leaks in industrial facilities! Safety Systems Inc. can assist your facility with the selection, installation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of gas sensing systems! Get in touch with us today to learn more!
Gas Leak Causes
Gas leaks commonly occur in many different types of equipment that transport or store gasses, including storage tanks, valves, piping, and other vessels. Because many of the most commonly used gasses are lighter than air, even the smallest of cracks or gaps caused by poor connections can allow these gasses to escape their closed systems and rise up, making them susceptible to ignition. As mentioned above, cracks and other damage to gas transporting or storing equipment can be caused by normal wear and tear that happens during day to day operations. Some of the most common causes of leaks include:
- Corrosion of metal equipment
- Vibration that causes system components to break or separate
- Erosion that decreases material thickness and strength
- Improper selection or installation of valves, fittings, etc.
- Poor connections between components that leave miniscule gaps in a system
Fixed Gas Detection Systems
Fixed gas detection systems are used to sense dangerous levels of hazardous gasses. When a fixed gas detection system senses a potentially dangerous level of gas, it will warn employees of potential hazards. Fixed gas detectors are advantageous over portable gas detectors because they are able to monitor an entire facility around the clock, preventing explosions 24 hours a day!
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