Who would want to live near a company with a sub-par safety record, knowing that there’s a chance the operator might add to its history of mishaps?
Most people would probably answer "not me“.
Many in government – particularly those with a say-so on whether or not the company in question can rebuild – would answer the same way.
Besides lost money spent replacing the old factory, the trauma suffered by workers worrying about job security, and lost trust among the community, there’s a fair chance you might not even be allowed to do business again in the same spot.
Long after the articles have been written about “plumes of smoke“ and premises being “gutted by fire“, the necessity of getting back to business remains.
The local council will probably want to keep you as far away from its residents and the other local businesses as possible, and you couldn’t blame them.
It’s best to do as much as you can to rule this scenario out, and invest in the best technology available to nip any possible fire incident in the bud.
A good start is the right flame and fire detection, such as Honeywell’s FS24X.
Encased within your choice of an Aluminium Alloy or 316 Stainless Steel Housing, the electro-optical Fire Sentry module detects both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon fuelled fires.
Designed for hazardous areas, the unit is easy to install, does its job in all weather conditions, and has a range of detection over 60m. Its field-of-view is 90-degree full 100 per cent cone-of-vision.
There are several patented features behind this high-level Fire Detection System. These include Electronic Frequency Analysis, FirePic (pre-fire event data storage), its Electronics Module (with unique components protection and plug-in capabilities for installation), and WideBand IR technology.
The units are covered by a 36 month warranty.
The FS24X is suitable for a wide range of applications, but a number of its features – such as its rugged Quantam sensors – make it ideal for hazardous, outdoor situations.
Among these is its high-level failsafe operation enabled by dual microprocessors, as well as sophisticated algorithms. These ensure a high level of detection while doing away with false alarms.
It’s one thing to rule out the risk of a disaster at a plant, but it’s another to have a facility that cries wolf.
Nobody wants to have to clean up and repair, and it‘s sometimes impossible to rebuild after a disaster. And even if you can, you’ll still have to rebuild lost markets (which can be impossible in itself).
It’s far better to make sure that any abnormal event – whether it’s a leak, spill, a fire or something else – is caught before it becomes something more serious.
It is better to count on monitoring through Real-Time GraphingTM, alerts when you need them, and complete reliability, than to count on permission to rebuild after a disaster.
For more information, download this free whitepaper.