Development of Multi Channel Gas Leakage Detector for Large Facility

대규모 시설을 위한 다채널 가스 누설 경보기 개발

  • Jeong, Kyu-Won (School of Mechanical Engineering, Chungbuk National University)
  • 정규원 (충북대학교 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

As a clean fuel, LNG or LPG is widely used in large restaurants or plants instead of coal. These fuels are easy to use and cheap. However, they are inflammable very much and easily exploded at the worst. So there are many laws and regulations legislated for the handling and usage of the gas facilities. Nevertheless, very harsh explosions occurred in several domestic or foreign places. In this paper a gas detection and alarm system was developed for large facilities. A new concept for connecting many gas detectors was proposed and based upon that a system including hardware and software have been developed and tested. Although up to 16 gas detectors apart 1 km from main controller can be connected currently, this system can be easily expanded for more detectors because each gas detector receiver communicates with main controller using industrial standard RS-485 multi drop technique. Furthermore several additive functions was included for the installation and maintenance convenience.

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