We just had a small coal fire at one of our plants. The fire marshall on the scene came up what I think is a really good idea. Since ground coal can ignite through spontaneous combustion inside a silo/bin, and Carbon Monoxide is a byproduct of coal combustion, he recommends installing CO Monitors in the silos/bins as a CO build up will happen before a fire will flash. The amount of time between CO Build and flash might be time enough to suppress the incident before a fire or explosion.
Does anyone out there use CO Monitoring and is there data that says it helps?
Not recommending this product. I'm just giving example of a product. I don't know this one.