Manufacturing and processing food and beverages creates substantial fire and toxic gas risks.
Gases are used for baking, processing and refrigerating foods. These gases can be highly hazardous – either toxic, flammable, or both. It is commonly known that kitchens present a huge fire risk, and industrial kitchens even more so.
Ensuring comprehensive protection involves the installation of flame and gas detection systems, with gas detectors designed to detect the types of gases used in the industry.
The processes involved in the food and beverage industry often utilize flammable or toxic materials that present a risk to equipment and the health and safety of personnel, if left to accumulate. Ensuring all facilities are protected by flame and gas detection is a top priority.
There are many different risks involved in food and beverage industry processes.
Natural gases in the process of baking, drying, and industrial steam generation must be detected. Ammonia may accumulate in refrigeration units. Chlorine is often used as a disinfectant or bleaching agent. Hazardous gases such as Hydrogen Sulfide may be present as a by-product of various processes.
All flammable and toxic gases must be detected swiftly to prevent damage to equipment and personnel.