Process and plant engineers in the oil and gas industry - as well as many other hazardous process and manufacturing industries - require continuous flame-monitoring equipment to prevent catastrophic fires.

In order to select such detection equipment, users should understand the principles of flame detection and review the types of detectors available, according to “The Monitor” e-newsletter from General Monitors in Lake Forest, Calif. Armed with this knowledge, users are better able to match the appropriate flame detector to process and site performance requirements.

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