Gas and Flame Detection: Custom Battery Backup Solution

Scott fixed gas detection
Scott toxic & flammable
gas detection transmitter.

A leading food and beverage company needed a battery back-up system for their extensive gas detection system in the event of power loss.

The Scott Safety integration team implemented a UPS battery back-up system to supply reserve power to over 300 gas detectors in the system for up to 24 hours in the event of a power loss, ensuring a safe environment. 

The implemented Scott solution consisted of seven identical battery back-up systems. Each back-up system would support the corresponding controllers and transmitters associated with that system, building or process. Upon primary power loss, the custom battery backup was required to maintain full load of the assigned controllers and transmitters in a full alarm situation for 24 hours. The custom battery back-up system required a modular design so that the enclosures could be a standard manufactured product but assembled on-site. The UPS also provided system diagnostics that were tied into a PLC that was also provided to monitor the controllers’ fault alarms.

For more information on this solution, or any gas detection requirement, visit Power Specialities at or call (816) 353-6550.