SESHA 2014 Symposium Abstract

Toxic Gas Monitoring System integration strategies and real-time visualization

Bornoff, Steve*
(Hallam-ICS, South Burlington, VT)

Whether incidents are managed internally or responded to externally, a well designed and developed Continuous Gas Detection System that satisfies code requirements for “Command and Control” will directly determine your organization’s credibility and the level of action during a response. Will the reliability of the TGMS information allow for minimal invasive action or will a facility wide shutdown be required due to a lack of credibility? This presentation will cover the composition of a well-designed Continuous Gas Detection System that meets the expectations of the AHJ and expanding NFPA 72 and IFC requirements, while balancing the need for real-time visualization in simple, yet effective, formats for inside and outside emergency responders. The methods of integration for TGM systems vary widely, but this presentation will identify the best practices, different approaches, newest industry standards, and red flags.