Solution for Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring
VESDA Systems expanded to provide protection against other airborne threats.
VESDA ECO by Xtralis uses new or existing VESDA pipe networks to reliably detect smoke in addition to hazardous/combustible gases to ensure air quality. It also integrates with other building management systems for real-time situational awareness and intelligent emergency response, including the activation of demand-controlled ventilation to control costs and save energy.
Invisible hazards can originate from the release of toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, or the presence of combustible gases/vapors. With an ECO detector installed on a VESDA pipe network, air can be conditioned or filtered to remove moisture, dirt and other particulates that can cause traditional gas-detection systems to false alarm or become contaminated. As with fire detection, early warnings of gas leaks or build-up enables countermeasures to be taken to protect personnel, property and business operations.
Each VESDA ECO detector can house up to two gas sensors, and additional detectors can be added easily to the pipe network to monitor more gases if required. In its initial release, the solution can be configured to detect ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, nitrogen dioxide, oxygen, propane and sulfur dioxide.
VESDA ECO provides point, zone, or total-area coverage to suit different applications in a wide array of environments, including battery-charging rooms, underground utility tunnels, boiler rooms, manufacturing facilities, parking garages and transportation centers. The systems easily integrate with fire alarm control panels (FACP), programmable logic controllers (PLC), HVAC systems, and building management systems (BMS) to provide real-time situational awareness for intelligent emergency response. No construction or electrical conduit is required.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey