Fires often occur at the flexible seal between the floating roof and the side of the tank.
A flame detector is the ideal solution for this challenge as it is extremely false alarm resistant and has the ability to detect a small 1ft x 1ft fire from over 200 feet away. Traditional point detectors are not practical for covering large areas, fence line monitoring, or for monitoring gas leaks that are crossing from one area of the plant to another. Open path detectors such as Infrared Gas Detectors are uniquely suited for these applications. We offer open path solutions for mixed hydrocarbon gases or pure methane, toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ammonia, carbon dioxide (CO2), and hydrogen fluoride (HF) or combinations of toxic gases and hydrocarbons in the same detector.