Detect Hydrogen Gas and Flames

0

Under day-to-day conditions, people cannot see, smell, or taste the presence of hydrogen gas. Hydrogen, however, is very flammable and requires only a small amount of energy to ignite. In fact, if leaking from a pipe at a high enough pressure, hydrogen gas can self ignite without the aid of an external energy source.

Working together, gas detectors and optical flame detectors can quickly identify a gas leak or the resulting flame.

For example, an enclosed battery room can contain hydrogen generated from the batteries. Sitting in the control room, an operator might be alerted to a burp of hydrogen gas. If the alarm generated by the gas detector stops, will the operator think the burp was truly a short-duration small hydrogen leak? Or has the hydrogen ignited and turned into a flame? The operator will not know unless the flame is detected.

Read this recently published article from the HazardEx Journal (written by Cliff Anderson of Det-Tronics) for more information about partnering gas and flame detectors to protect against hydrogen hazards.

Customer comments

No comments were found for Detect Hydrogen Gas and Flames. Be the first to comment!