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Dräger launches new 3D digital hazard mapping technology to improve gas and fire safety

25 May 2021

Dräger Safety UK has launched a new 3D digital hazard mapping technology to aid gas and fire safety. Designed to help companies improve gas safety and comply with the new British Standard in this space (BS60080:2020), the new service is expected to be particularly popular in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, printing, industrial warehousing and waste recycling sectors.

Using site maps, fire and gas plot plans and process diagrams, the service enables a 3D map of the site to be created, onto which simulation modelling is applied, which takes into account a wide range of factors such as air flow and the potential for gases to gather and pool across the site. The end result is a clearly defined plan identifying where gas and flame detectors need to be placed, and how many, eliminating the need for superfluous devices and reducing the risk of false alarms.

David Head, Marketing Manager, at Dräger’s Fixed Gas Detection division, Comments: “This technology is a significant step forward in gas safety, and follows many years’ development as well as successful trials in the oil and gas sector. It serves as a digital risk assessment by using a robust scientific process to aid gas safety compliance and ensure the most effective coverage of gas monitoring and detection devices at any given site.”

BS60080:2020 is the first British Standard of its type and was introduced in September 2020 to provide guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools.

Dräger, which provides gas safety solutions to the likes of BP, INEOS and Thames Water, will offer the new service throughout the UK and to all industries following extensive product development and testing. 

David Head concludes: “The system gives businesses peace of mind, both from the perspective of ensuring day-to-day gas and fire safety, and ensuring that there is a robust audit trail showing due diligence.”

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