Planning, staging, wiring, and installing gas detectors requires work and input from a cross functional team of experts. The challenges they face grow exponentially when dealing with different wiring schemas and instrument capability. A universal gas detector platform uses a single transmitter type for toxic or combustible gas sensors and provides for simplified installation and plant integration.
When gas detectors go unmaintained they provide a false sense of security to workers and supervisors. A common excuse provided by personnel is lack of training or not fully understanding the maintenance requirements of the different instruments they oversee. Employing a universal gas detector platform means plant personnel are responsible for learning a single system.
Total costs of ownership decrease when a facility is able to standardize their gas detection. Costs savings come from lower spares and accessories requirements, less training time, and shorter maintenance time. Savings compound when the universal gas detector also offers smart sensor technology for hot-swap capability without declassification, and transportable calibration with sensor exchange options.