Fire and Gas Detections System

Duration: 3 days

Course Aim

This award aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Fire and Gas Detection Technology, from performance-based design (fire and gas mapping) to practical maintenance requirements. The course will introduce the learners to the technology and science behind Fire and Gas detection and look at a wide range of detection devices for heat, flame and gas detection.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of gas, flame and heat detection
  • Understand how detectors work and what their role is in a safety system
  • Understand the performance requirements and design requirements of a fire and gas detection system
  • Understand the local and international legislation requirements of a fire and gas detection system
  • Understand industry best practices and codes of practice
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different types of detection technology
  • Understand the basics of area mapping and hazardous area classifications
  • Carry out a simple analysis of an area to identify the best locations for a range of different fire and gas detectors

Course Content

  • Role & Action of Fire & Gas Detection Performance Requirements
  • Design Considerations
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Industry Code of Practice
  • Strengths, limitations of use and characteristics of various detector technologies:
  • Considerations for Fire and Gas Hazards and applying hazard grades
  • Analysis of local hazards and subsequent detector locations

Who Should Attend?

Instrument technicians and engineers.