Protecting Your Assets Is Critical

For industrial organizations, process fire and gas systems play a key role in protecting valuable production assets. They detect toxic or combustible gas, fires within process plants, and provide early warning of an abnormal situation before it becomes a significant threat. Efficient early detection through expert selection and positioning of flame & gas detectors enhances safety by reducing escalation of hazardous events, improves detection coverage and system reliability by reducing spurious activation, and provides financial benefits by optimizing the number of detectors used in the plant and reducing insurance costs.

Rely On Qualified Assistance

Honeywell’s Safety and Fire & Gas portfolios feature world-class Fire and Gas Consultancy Services that help plant operating companies mitigate industrial incidents, ensuring improved protection of people, property and the environment. These services collectively provide optimum detector coverage in a facility by quantifying and modelling the required number of gas and flame detection devices. This modeling strategically addresses detector placement to mitigate catastrophic situations in high-risk process environments.

Optimize Your Safety Performance

With Honeywell’s Fire and Gas Consultancy Services, plants benefit from an enhanced layer of protection, better resource allocation, and improved design accuracy and engineering efficiency. This results in lower overall operating costs and a significantly increased level of safety.

Honeywell’s Process Fire and Gas Consultancy offering is based on proven expertise in not only fire and gas solutions, but also process knowledge and overall risk analysis capabilities. Assistance is provided in all phases of the fire and gas system lifecycle.

  • Area of Concern Assessment – Identifies the areas that require fire and gas detection through plot plans or site walkthroughs.

  • Fire and Gas Performance Target Selection – Determines requirements for coverage, availability and mitigation action using semi-quantitative and fully quantitative approaches.

  • Fire and Gas Instrumented Function (FIF) Development – Establishes detector type by providing guidance on the best detection solutions for specific applications, set points, voting logic, executive control action – all key functions within a fire and gas system.

  • Fire and Gas Detector Coverage Assessment – Identifies the optimum number of detectors and other fire and gas devices like pull stations for a designated coverage area by using commercial mapping tools.

  • Fire and Gas Availability Assessment – Determines the availability of fire and gas system elements.

  • Fire and Gas Requirement Specification (FGRS) Development – Creates a design blueprint for a fire and gas system, specifying the type, number, location and functionality of system elements.

  • Fire and Gas System Validation and Support – Troubleshoot detection problems by optimizing the layout of fire and gas detectors or correct voting to eliminate issues such as insufficient coverage and spurious trips.

Increased Knowledge

Understand the scope of fire and gas engineering, standards and requirements; identify and define fire and gas zones and hazards; and determine the likelihood of relevant events. 

Throughout the process industries, plant operators must cope with business challenges ranging from increased accident and incident costs, to compliance with strict prescriptive standards and codes such as NFPA 72, EN 54, UK HSE API, OSHA and CSA.

Honeywell’s consultancy services provide the know-how to improve regulatory compliance and keep safety incidents from resulting in environmental damage, explosions and/or loss of life – not to mention serious reputational damage. 

Improved Understanding

Assess the risks posed by inadequate fire & gas detection capabilities and apply detector coverage mapping using system performance assessments. 

Correct and proven connection of fire and gas detectors to plant safety systems is an important factor in reliable performance of the fire and gas system and for establishing the desired safety integrity level (SIL).

With Honeywell’s assistance, including expert assessment services, industrial sites can avoid failures of fire and gas systems resulting from inadequate detector coverage. 

Enhanced Capabilities

Identify the proper number of fire and gas detectors per coverage area, recognize the implications of various inputs and outputs, and enable safe operations by eliminating insufficient coverage and spurious trips. 

In many cases, plants have an insufficient number of detectors, and as a result, hazardous events are not identified, and losses are incurred. Some facilities have more detectors than required – leading to higher installation and maintenance costs. This can also increase spurious activation of fire and gas devices.  

Honeywell can help customers develop an effective fire and gas system design based on the unique needs of each facility, as well as the operating requirements and constraints of detection equipment. 


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