FireAngel launches first battery-powered Natural Gas Detector
FireAngel, has launched the UK’s first and only battery-powered Natural Gas Detector, designed to provide individuals with complete protection against one of the home’s most hidden dangers.
Although additives including stench agents are added to Natural Gas so that it can be smelt, a concerning proportion of the UK are still unable to identify its presence. Symptoms of dementia, loss of smell as a result of ageing and the inability to be woken by a scent, all inhibit an individual’s ability to successfully identify the presence of Natural Gas.
As Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) becomes dangerous when the concentration is high enough to become explosive, the alarm is specifically designed to trigger when the gas concentration reaches 10% of the lower explosive limit (LEL). This is vitally important as latest research has evidenced that while sound can disrupt sleep scents cannot. This evidences that all individuals are unable to detect the presence of Natural Gas once they are asleep, presenting high risks as the gas can become extremely combustible*.
The loud-sounding alarm has been designed to meet B5 EN 50194-I: 2009 Certifications and includes smart test, silence and reset buttons for ease of use. The launch marks the manufacturer’s continued commitment to support the independent living of homeowners and tenants who face greater risks from potential fire, gas or carbon monoxide dangers.
For more information on the FireAngel and its range of smoke, heat, gas and CO alarms, please call 0800 141 2561 or visit www.fireangel.co.uk
*New Brown University Study: www.sciencedaily.com/