About the Conference
DMS Global is delighted to announce that the DMS ICA: How to Optimize your OPEX Costs through a Layered Gas Detection Strategy will be held online on 28th July 2022. The event features several technical sessions and workshops that are designed to cover innovative technologies and solutions to the pressing technical challenges of today.
The technologies responsible for the latest generation of highly intelligent, effective gas monitoring equipment continue to advance in many areas. The objective is to make gas safety as effective and reliable as possible and decrease maintenance requirements, keeping it cost efficient for users. For these reasons, the safety industry continuously innovates and focuses on developing new technologies, advanced materials and construction techniques.
With increasing operational and normative requirements, many changes and improvements require process and plant engineers to spend considerable time and resources staying up-to-date. Specifically for gas safety, plant teams generally express three areas of concern about fixed gas detection equipment:
· PRODUCTIVITY – Every minute spent on gas detection is time not spent meeting the organization's operational targets.
· MAINTENANCE - From calibration to replacement parts, the direct costs of maintaining gas detection system quickly add up.
· CONSEQUENCES - A gas detection system that is not working properly can lead to costly production shutdowns or undetected gas leaks.
Compared to 20 to 30 years ago, the most recent advances in fixed gas sensing technologies have led to more reliable and efficient plant safety monitoring systems. As effective as fixed-point gas sensors are, they still have one limitation: there is always the real possibility that leaking gas may not reach the gas sensors in sufficient concentration and in enough time to prevent a serious incident or accident. In general, the faster a gas sensing technology can detect a leak, the quicker the safety system can respond and help to prevent a potential accident for a safer workplace. Reducing risk should also come with a lower overall cost by reducing shutdown incidents and maintenance complexity.
This long-understood reality is leading to a layered gas detection strategy for safety. This strategy begins with conventional fixed-point gas detectors employing new self-testing technology and adds additional layers such as ultrasonic gas leak detection (UGLD) and enhanced laser diode spectroscopy (ELDS) to provide more comprehensive protection. A layered sensing strategy takes advantage of multiple sensor technologies, which are evolving and optimized with new materials and construction techniques. While ensuring safety, the operational cost is also reduced with less frequent maintenance requirements, extended sensor life, and enhanced installation and operation capabilities.