Safety Protection is Paramount

Many processes within wastewater treatment plants produce or require the use of toxic or combustible substances. Chlorine and ammonia are commonly used to treat the wastewater. Hydrogen sulfide is a deadly toxic gas which is present in untreated wastewater containing raw sewage, and can also be generated as a byproduct of sludge treatment processes. Methane gas is also produced as a by-product of raw sewage and sludge decomposition. All of above these hazards require protection for wastewater treatment personnel in multiple areas of the plant.

Fire and Gas Safety Systems

Gas, smoke and/or flame detection are typically required by local regulations as well as NFPA® 820 “Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities.” This standard and others describe the requirements for protecting both personnel and facilities involved with wastewater containment and treatment. For more information on the protection standards specific to wastewater – including the recently added requirement for smoke monitoring in high-velocity ductwork – read our white paper.

Read NFPA 820.

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