The goal of fire and gas detection mapping is to ensure that releases are detected early to prevent escalation.  Our professionals have the expertise to guide you towards ISA 84 TR7 compliance using BakerRisk's unique Fire and Gas Tool (F&GTool©) software suite.  Using F&GTool©, we can develop a defensible layout of fire, flammable gas, toxic gas, and acoustic detectors to detect releases within a given unit of a refinery or chemical plant.

We perform research and testing on detectors from various manufacturers to determine their responses from controlled dispersion and jet fire releases. This data is incorporated into F&GTool© to calculate and design coverage more precisely.

Following is the typical work flow for a fire and gas mapping study using BakerRisk's F&GTool© software:
  • Data from Facility Siting Study (FSS) and Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) results, including release scenario locations and conditions, building locations, meteorological conditions, and risk values are imported into the F&GTool© model.
  • In the model, preliminary placement of detectors is evaluated against 3D consequence results to determine coverage values.
  • Detector locations can be further adjusted using BakerRisk's rule set and algorithms within the software to provide optimal coverage per the specified target.

Our studies conclude with a comprehensive report that includes a map of your facility with recommended detector placement locations and their resulting coverage.

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