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WEBINAR - The new safety journey in a decarbonising world

WEBINAR - The new safety journey in a decarbonising world

22 April 2021 - 22 April 2021


Despite witnessing a reduction in reported Lost Time Injuries, minor and major incidents and unplanned trips, industry is correct to maintain the mantra of “it is not if, it is when.” Health and Safety Executive (HSE) UK reports indicate that up to 40% of all releases of gas that present a minor hazard remain undetected and therefore unreported.

In order to reduce and eliminate these instances and therefore increase protection for the personnel, the asset and the reputation of the company, companies need to seek complementary technologies to add to their existing layers of protection to augment, rather than replace, their safety systems. Failures to maintain, adapt, and improve the installed base have directly led to incidents occurring, resulting in major accidents, regulatory fines, and potentially imprisonment.

Advanced sensing technologies such as infrared or laser-based gas detection are available, and these provide a much faster speed of response to gas releases in comparison to more traditional catalytic or semiconductor technologies. They also often have a lower cost of ownership due to the requirement for less frequent testing.

The risk profiles within an LNG environment are diverse and therefore systems that deploy diverse, complementary, and early hazard detection technologies are able to respond quickly and provide rapid initiation of safety systems.

A successful detection leading to a safe shutdown procedure ensures that the risks of further escalation are ameliorated, preventing equipment or property damage, personal injury, and loss of life. Compared to just 20 - 30 years ago, when only simple catalytic bead detectors were the standard in fixed gas detection for natural gas, there has been a steady development into more advanced detectors and sensors.

New technologies engineered by MSA include:

• Enhanced laser diode spectroscopy in open path detectors.

• Advanced and digitalised sensors with self-maintenance capabilities for point detectors.

• Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detectors for compressed gas.

These combined technologies work together to enhance the overall safety performance of a gas detection system.

Register for free to attend this webinar to learn more about achieving a higher safety level while saving limited resources.


Tim Matthews

Sales Manager, MSA

Tim has more than 35 years of experience working across multiple market sectors developing safe and secure gas and flame detection solutions in Europe, Africa, and the CIS.