BY PHIL SALLAWAYFire professionals are familiar with the typical residential, commercial, and office building "fire/smoke" fixed detector and the portable gas detector, but the hazardous materials found at industrial facilities require far more complex fixed safety monitoring systems. Becoming familiar with these fixed detection systems helps fire professionals protect themselves in dangerous situations, save the lives of employees, and protect plant equipment. 1. Photos courtesy of General MonitorsClick here to enlarge imageKnowing that there is an industrial fixed safety monitoring system with distributed sensors for toxic, combustible, and flame detection at a facility warns the incid...

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