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A microcontroller based gas leakage detection and evacuation system

Adekitan, Aderibigbe I. and Matthews, V. O. and Olasunkanmi, Olayinka (2018) A microcontroller based gas leakage detection and evacuation system. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering.

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Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a major fuel for cooking in Nigeria. LPG is dispensed into cylinders which are in various sizes and storage capacities. Multiple cases of household fires,injuries and fatalities due to LPG leakage and explosion have been recorded in Nigeria. This undesirable trend persists majorly because households in Nigeria don’t have gas leakage detection systems, and at best only smoke detectors are available in selected high class homes. The proactive safety approach is to detect gas leakage and evacuate the gas before it is ignited. In this study, a model gas leakage detector and evacuation system are presented. The implemented, microcontroller-based system, activates a buzzer when a gas leak is detected, it shuts the gas supply solenoid valve to stop the gas flow, and also, it evacuates the gas by switching on evacuator fans.To ensure that the house occupant is adequately notified when there is a gas leakage; the system sends a text via short message service (SMS) to a stored mobile number. The status of the system can be remotely determined by the user, by sending codes to prompt the device via SMS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: LPG Gas leakage detection, smart system, fire prevention, safety protection system, remote monitoring, SMS system prompt
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 08:47

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