(White Paper by General Monitors): In order to mitigate the potential spread of hazardous events, General Monitors is recommending the use of technology diversification. The term “diversification” is commonly used in the fire, gas, and safety industry to describe the principle behind protection layers; whereby safety layers that don’t share common failures are designed to reduce the probability and severity of hazardous events2.
An effective approach for technology diversity is to use the human sensory model. Like a person who is able to assess danger through his senses, fire and gas systems that rely on a combination of ultrasonic, optical, and conventional detection can provide a better picture of overall plant safety.
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