What are the different types of Industrial Safety Systems?


What are Industrial safety systems?

Industrial safety systems are introduced to protect the human who work in hazardous plants. The industrial safety systems not only protect the humans but also protect the environment and the plant itself from the chemical reactions.

These systems do not control any process, but actually come into play when a process can not be controlled by ordinary means. As a protective measure, they are rather mounted and are rapidly becoming the necessity of every working setting.

Types of Industrial Safety Systems:

There are various types of safety systems in place and their use depends on the type of industry they are used in. Here is a look at some of them.

  • Process Control Systems (PCS)

  • Safety Shut‐down Systems (SSS)

  • Emergency Shutdown- ESD

  • Fire and Gas Systems (FGS)

Process Control Systems (PCS)

They are mounted for production environment surveillance and electronically regulate the production process. To detect liquid or gas present in the setting, a laser diode is used. If the gas or liquid is identified, their specific frequency signature will be transformed to a digital signal and the processor will identify the received signal.

Safety Shut‐down Systems (SSS):

In the state of emergency, these systems are especially helpful as they automatically shut down a system to a safe state whenever they feel a risk. To obtain a safe working atmosphere, they can be linked to the fir and gas systems.

Emergency Shutdown- ESD:

The Emergency shutdown is an emergency shutdown due to failure of the production utility or failure of significant plant parts. Emergency shutdown (ESD) minimizes the impact of emergency circumstances.

The ESD system aims at safeguarding employees, safeguarding machinery and preventing environmental impacts from process activities. The ESD system is considered one of the most significant safety mechanisms that can be provided by any plant.

Fire and Gas Systems (FGS):

Highly sensitive and smart are these systems. At an early stage, they feel the flammable gas, material, or fluid spill. In the work setting, they also detect the fire and offer audible and visual signals of the detected danger. These devices can be automatically or manually activated.

There are other systems like Pressure Safety Valves (PSV) and Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESS) that are widely used in the manufacturing industry.