Boiler equipment is usually stored in its own room, known as a boiler house, which is typically unventilated. Boiler houses are often visited infrequently, meaning that if there are toxic or flammable gases leaking, they are more likely to go undetected. Automatic gas detection solutions are a crucial means of providing early warnings of gas releases during unmanned periods.
What Gases are Used in Boiler Houses?
Gas fired boilers are used in many situations, from small boilers in schools or offices to large installations. Natural gas, often methane, is one of the most frequently used fuels for the heating of both industrial and commercial property. Methane is around 50% of the weight of air and will rise upwards towards the ceiling or roof space inside a boiler house. The lower flammable limit is 4.4% for methane and there are many sources of ignition such as lighting, control panels and more. The risk of explosion makes boiler room equipment highly dangerous and highlights how important gas detection solutions are.
Boilers can also emit toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, which is formed as a by-product of combustion and is detrimental to human health. Gas detection solutions can stop levels of these toxic gases from getting dangerously high.
How do Gas Detection Systems Work?
Gas detection systems are made up of sensors which are placed in strategic positions and set off both visual and audible alarms when they detect specific gases. These can be standalone gas detection systems or networkable and able to communicate with a building’s existing systems.
Not only should gas detection systems be in boiler rooms, but they should be present in any other rooms which the boiler flue passes through to mitigate leaks.
Gas Detection Solutions from IGD
International gas detectors (IGD) develop, produce and market a broad range of products for gas detection solutions which have been created to safeguard people and surroundings from hazards in research, commercial and industry applications. IGD can offer initial consultancy, complete design and installation of gas detection solutions and we offer a further traceable calibration and maintenance of both our own gas detection solutions and those manufactured by other companies.
Our gas detection solutions use one click automatic system setup, meaning our customers are able to install it themselves without any prior gas detection systems experience or knowledge. Our industry-leading Sentinel+ communication only needs a 2-Core cable to interconnect each detector on just a 2-Core cable highway, drastically reducing installation cost by up to 70%; compared to current systems on the market.
Contact Us for the Boiler Room Gas Detection Solutions
We have a broad range of gas detectors for use in boiler houses, ranging from small to large, with industry leading long life sensors and 10 year warranty to reduce ongoing upkeep cost. In addition we also have portable gas detectors which can be worn on clothing, ideal for boiler and HVAC engineers. If you would like any more information about our gas detection solutions then contact us today for more information.