Gas Service Stations


Gas service stations are characterized by the fact that laymen are present in a hazardous area zone 2 / Div 2 but also zone 1, Div1.


Typical risks

Typical features for Gas service stations are:

  • Ignition sources: static discharge, lighter, hot brakes or engines
  • High ventilation rates may occur.
  • Spill fires and fuel tank fire(because of imprudence)
  • Fuel pumps should be monitored; flame detectors can be mounted below the roof
  • Tank truck unloading and bulk fuel storage should be monitored


Typical requirements

  • Pumps and drains should be monitored
  • Tank truck unloading and storage tank area should be monitored


Detector choice: recommended IR3 or UV/IR Flame Detectors.