Experts in gas monitoring instrumentation since 1976, Shawcity is one of the UK’s leading Fixed Gas detection system specialists. Already trusted by thousands of businesses across the UK and Ireland, the team is continuing to expand throughout 2022 to keep up with growing demand.
Working in applications across oxygen depletion and/or enrichment, VOCs, toxic and explosive gas environments, Shawcity is totally focused on innovation through offering customers a consultative approach with the ability to seamlessly blend different manufacturer technologies, depending on individual customer requirements. Providing a flexible range of fixed-point detectors, Shawcity can design, commission, install and service standard and bespoke systems to suit any application or requirement.
What is a fixed gas detection system?
Fixed gas detection systems are permanent installations designed to provide continuous monitoring of gas levels in a wide range of environments, from commercial premises through to heavy industrial applications. These can include applications such as breweries, automotive environments, waste control centres, multi-storey car parks, chilled plant rooms, packaging, manufacturing and petrochemical processes. Gas detection systems are designed to alert workers to potential dangers including toxic gas exposure, oxygen depletion/enrichment or an explosive risk caused by the presence of combustible gases.
Many fixed gas systems can be connected into existing management control and safety systems across a site. Alongside gas detection, relays can be activated to perform several functions including closing electronic valves, opening/closing of ventilation systems and exhaust fans, as well as activating visual and audible alarms.
By their very nature, fixed systems are bespoke. Completing a comprehensive site survey before installing a fixed system helps to optimise the system performance whilst also ensuring that planning and the logistics of the installation all run smoothly.
How often should you maintain a fixed gas system?
Following installation, ongoing servicing and maintenance of any fixed system is essential. It is usually recommended that a fixed system should be serviced and calibrated every six months. Fixed gas systems require regular servicing to ensure all components such as sensors, alarms and control panels are performing accurately. Shawcity also offers products, such as the Xgard Bright by Crowcon, which require zero calibration for five years.
Service plans offer various levels of inclusive support such as emergency call-outs and telephone advice. Having pre-arranged service cover in place is not only cost-effective, it also ensures that a safe and efficient ongoing maintenance programme has already been budgeted for. Shawcity Service Plan packages are available for any size or configuration of fixed gas systems.
ISO 9001:2015 certified, Shawcity partners with world-leading manufacturers including Crowcon, GDS Technologies, Honeywell and Ion Science to ensure we have the most comprehensive independent offer for our customers. Shawcity is an accredited member of the Safe Contractor scheme and all our engineers are all CSCS and SSSTS certified.
To arrange a complimentary site survey for a thorough assessment of your current or future fixed system detection requirements, contact Shawcity to book an appointment with our experts.
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