FIRE AND GAS PRACTITIONER FGP
When it comes to Fire and Gas Detection design and mapping, compliance is critical. Navigating through the nuances of differing design standards while carrying out mapping studies can often be a challenging task and that is exactly why we believe competence and training are crucial.
The FGP program offers a globally recognized and independently certified training course which will result in a certification of competence in Fire and Gas Detection Technology, Design and Mapping. The course consists of a training course and an exam set by 3rd party examination and certification body, exida® .
Upon passing the exam, participants shall be awarded with a 3rd party certificate of competence in F&G Mapping, which is crucial in demonstrating competence in the design of F&G Detection systems. This exam is entirely independent of the training provider, and as such carries unique credibility in demonstrating competence.
Since its inception Micropack have trained and certified hundreds of engineers and safety professionals around the globe. FGP is now the trusted fire and gas detection safety program for the likes of the Health and Safety Executive, Lloyds Register, Wood, BP, Worley, DNVGL and Draeger amongst many others.
By becoming an FGP you join a growing community of Safety Professionals who have a common goal of delivering safe, compliant, and effective fire and gas detection systems.
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Course Content - Learning Objectives:
The following learning objectives are covered within the training course:
Comprehensive Understanding of Fire and Gas Detection Systems:
- Fire and Gas Detection Design Standards including:
- BS 60080:2020 Explosive and toxic atmospheres – Hazard detection mapping – Guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools and other techniques
- ISA TR84.00.07 - Guidance on the Evaluation of Fire, Combustible Gas and Toxic Gas System Effectiveness
- Energy Industry F&G Detection Design standards such as BP GP30-85 and Shell DEP 126.96.36.199 .
- Role & Action of Fire & Gas Detection Devices
- Performance Requirements
- Design Considerations
- Legislative Requirements
- Industry Code of Practice
Strengths and limitations of use, and characteristics all detector technologies:
- Flame Detection: UV, UV/IR, IR, IR3, Visual
- Smoke and Heat Detection: Optical Point Smoke Detection, Ionization, Beam Detection, Aspirated Smoke Detection, CCTV Smoke Detection, Point Heat Detection; Rate of Rise, Fixed, Rate Compensated, Fusible Loop, Fire Wire
- Gas Detection: Catalytic Bead, Toxic Gas Detection; Semi-Conductor Sensor Point, Electrochemical Cell, Open Path Laser, IR Gas Detection; Open Path and Point IR, Ultrasonic Gas Detection.
- Fire and Gas Mapping demonstrations and tutorials using HazMap3D.
- Considerations for Fire and Gas Hazards and applying hazard grades
- Analysis of local hazards and subsequent detector locations .
- FGP delegates will receive a copy of HazMap3D prior to course commencement. This will allow the students to complete a real-life Fire and Gas Mapping case study during the course which will give them invaluable experience to put to use in a professional capacity.