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Site analysis and allocation of ultrasonic gas leak detectors

When allocating ultrasonic (acoustic) gas leak detectors for a project, the following steps are typically taken.

Pre-engineering

1) Site analysis for overall considerations about likely installation locations - normally based on dialogue between design team and Gassonic or other experienced consultants/contractors.

2) Onsite background noise survey is done when possible to obtain accurate information on the characteristics of other noise sources and machinery, which should be taken into consideration when allocating ultrasonic (acoustic) detectors and deciding the settings for each detector. Gassonic can assist doing this when required. A documentation report with easy-to-use instructions will be written.

Installation

3) Detectors are installed by the contractor.

Commissioning

4) Detectors are commissioned. This is done first by means of a customised portable test unit, the Gassonic 1701, which verifies that the detector is in calibration. Secondly, the detection coverage of the entire system is verified by means of simulated gas leaks at the pre-defined performance standard.

5) Operation can begin.

 

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