Meeting NFPA 86: Speed of Response

We've discussed the 6 essentials of meeting NFPA 86, this week let's take a closer look at the second monitoring requirment: Speed of Response.

Meeting NFPA 86: Active Sampling System

Last week we discussed the 6 essentials of meeting NFPA 86. Let’s take a closer look at the first monitoring requirement: Sample delivery system (section 11.6.10.11).

It is recommended that process applications employ active sample draw systems to continuously deliver a sample to the solvent vapor monitor. 

Why?

FTA vs IR: Response Factors

The industry standard accuracy requirement for a flammable gas sensor is +/-10%. Response factors are therefore one of the most significant influences on accuracy, and can easily introduce large errors. Let's examine this concept when comparing FTA vs IR for process applications.

FTA vs IR: The Basics

Most flammable vapor analyzers respond differently to different vapors. Whenever the process solvent is changed, the analyzer must be either recalibrated or reprogrammed to ensure that it’s measurement of the new solvent vapor is still accurate. This creates a challenge when trying to measure a mixture of solvent vapors, especially when using narrow-banded infrared sensors. Now let's compare FTA vs IR for process applications.

FTA vs Catalytic: An Example

This month we've been comparing FTA vs Catalytic for process applications...now let's see it in action!

A customer of ours who produces high performance materials, industrial specialty chemicals and coating solutions, was using a catayltic sensor where a flammability analzyer would be more beneficial.

Competitive Displacement: InfraRed Technology

Our discussion with Debra Hall, our Director of Sales, on Competitive Displacement in flammability Monitoring continues this week (read Part 1 Here): 

Part 2: Competition – InfraRed Technology 

Lowering Fuel Costs in your Oxidizer

Being safe. Check. Saving Energy. Check. Lowering Fuels Costs? Let's discuss how this too can be checked off our list of achievements that come from adding an LFL Analyzer to your oxidizer.

Hydrogen Sensors: An Asset to Safety Programs

Last week we discussed installing an area monitoring sensor system to monitor for Hydrogen, let’s look at what exactly they can offer:

Still Unsure? For added security, install a sensor system.

We've talked about why it's important to use Hydrogen in conjunction with your LFL Analyzer and how Hydrogen has been used commercially for many years with great results, but your still unsure about its use in your plant. There is another opt

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