Silane Gas Detection By GAS ALARM SYSTEMS

News Date: 09 Aug 2017

Category: Buildings

Silane is a versatile gas and has a unique capability as coupling agents.

Silane Gas Detection

The usage of Silane is therefore growing tremendously worldwide in various industries such as semiconductor, flat panel display, photovoltaic cell and glass manufacturing. With the increasing use of Silane, fatal incidents also have occurred in past twenty years. Why? Let’s analyse.

Silane is a colourless, flammable gas with a sharp repulsive smell. Heavier than the air, it can create asphyxiating environments by replacing the oxygen in poorly ventilated areas. If inhaled, it can cause irritations to the skin, the eyes and the respiratory tracts. Yet, the major hazard remains is explosiveness.

Silane Gas (SiH4) in “natural conditions” is a pyrophoric and volatile gas which can spontaneously ignite on contact with air without any external ignition source, and is almost invisible to the human eye.

A number of fatal industrial accidents produced by combustion and detonation of leaked silane in air have been reported. These silane leaks mostly have resulted from poor procedures, practices, and equipment.

Despite the dangers, Silane gas is essential. Hence from the safety perspective and preventing Silane explosion, the first step is to prevent the accumulation of unignited Silane through the use of proper ventilation or open air storage.

The most effective measure to quickly detect the unignited silane leaks is by installing a gas sensor. The gas sensor readings should be continuously observed and under fault/alarm conditions necessary corrective actions can be immediately initiated.

For the safety of the plant and personnel, wherever Silane gas is used, storage and handling of Silane should follow certain safety regulations. GasAlarm presents Silane Gas detection sensor with the start of art design providing an accurate measurements of the excessive concentrations.

It provides continuous measurements of gas concentrations and in case of hazards alerts the people working in the concerned area.

Please visit our website at Silane Gas Detection for further information. Alternatively, please e-mail us.

Enquiry
Please enter Name
Please enter email
Please enter Company
Please enter phone number
Please enter post code
Please verify that you are not a robot.

More News From GAS ALARM SYSTEMS

Chlorine Gas Detection for Swimming pools

Indoor swimming pools provide recreational fun for all ages. To ensure crystal clear water, chlorine is commonly used to treat the water.

Buildings

Is your Gas Sensor due for Calibration?

Gas Detectors are intended to protect workers and assets from hazards that may be present in the workplace.

Buildings

Uniphos Headspace Oxygen Analyser extends the life of a packaged food product

For a Packaged food product, the headspace refers to the internal atmosphere space that is not occupied by the product.

Buildings

Ventilation Smoke Tubes

Most of you may be aware that GasAlarm Systems have partnered with Uniphos for sales and support of MSA detection tubes.

Buildings

Banshee Flasher/Siren for Fire and Security Application

Our Banshee Flasher/Siren Excel Liteā„¢ combines the aesthetics of the Excel Sounder with the very latest strobe technology to create an extremely ...

Buildings