The oil and gas industry value chain is comprised of 4 major activities: upstream exploration and production, midstream gas processing and gathering, downstream refining, and transportation through pipelines and trucking terminals. All these processes are highly complex and pose many safety management considerations.
There are many sources of risk across these various activities such as exposure hazardous gases, extreme temperature and dangerous environmental conditions that threaten the safety of both assets and personnel.
Flame and Gas Hazard Detection
A well-designed flame and gas detection program is critical, not just for protecting facilities and personnel, but the surrounding community and environment as well. This will require gas detectors that connect to controllers capable of issuing alarms and taking appropriate remediating actions before a minor leak or flame escalates to a major event.
Automation and Integration Strategies
A comprehensive alarming and remediation strategy needs to be supported by a complete integration strategy. Flame and gas detection systems need to connect to a controller that integrates with a facility’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), or the Building Management System (BMS). This not only allows employees to be alerted to potential hazards, but enables rapid hazard mitigation, such as increasing ventilation in enclosed areas.
Sierra Monitor’s Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) approved Sentry IT fire and gas solution can ensure the safety and protection of assets and personnel in oil and gas processing facilities. Sierra Monitor’s detectors and controllers offer the industry’s best Return on Investment (ROI) to the facility manager through innovations that minimize installation, commissioning, calibration, and life cycle maintenance costs. Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT solution is the preferred choice for the diligent and ROI-oriented facility management professional.