Fire and Gas MappingProtex Systems has played a key role in the development of a British Standard (BS 60080:2020: Explosive and Toxic Atmospheres: Hazard Detection Mapping

Guidance on the placement of permanently installed detection devices using software tools and other techniques) that is to be released in the coming months. Protex Systems can present an overview of the Standard and introduction to the factors to consider when conducting flame and gas detector mapping from defining a philosophy and detection targets through to the software techniques that can be employed to ensure an optimised solution is achieved.


Fire and Gas Detection systems should play a crucial role in Loss Prevention on many sites. Formal Safety Assessments such as Quantified Risk Assessments (QRA) often assume that Fire and Gas Detection Systems will reduce risks, yet it is often difficult to quantify the parameters involved and there is little guidance to define required performance or to relate achieved performance to safety requirements.


Detection Mapping techniques provide a means to assess the suitability of Fire and Gas detection systems on hazardous process sites. The techniques use “idealised” Fire and Gas scenarios and a simple computer model of the site or site zone under consideration. The techniques deployed may be used to indicate the compliance or shortfall of a detection system to previously agreed detection strategies. Where shortfall occurs, the techniques may also be used to suggest additional detector locations to achieve the necessary compliance.

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