Control and warning devices are electrical devices that are responsible for providing visual and audible alarms like flashing lights, horns, sirens, bells, and so on. These alarms are generally triggered by something like a sensor, like the smoke sensors in fire alarm systems.
As the name suggests, these devices help in signalling a potential problem that is at risk of happening or one that has already happened. However, the control and warning devices do not elicit automatic action but provoke a manual action.
Importance of control and warning devices
Control & warning devices are important components of automation and control gears in the industrial environment. Since they provide a variety of audible and visual warnings, control and warning devices have the best opportunities to communicate any types of faults or risks with the industry crews. They not only attract the attention of the workforce most effectively but also ensure that the signal is received by all with their versatility. As such, control and warning devices are extremely critical in maintaining the safety and security of an industrial workspace.
Things to keep in mind while using control & warning devices
There are certain things that you need to keep in mind while using control and warning devices. These are:
If you are using visual signals, you must make sure that they stand out from the background of your industrial setting.
If you are using audible signals, they must stand out from the other industrial background noises and sounds.
However, ensure that the audible alarms do not exceed the noise standards.
Be attentive while using the alarm silence buttons.