With technology evolving more and more in the area of gas detection, one of the areas that has seen numerous advances has been wireless gas detection. An effective way to monitor for hydrogen sulfide gas buildups, these detection systems can provide data that is extremely accurate and reliable, and do so much faster than previous detectors. Whether monitoring large areas of industrial facilities, research labs, or other buildings, or instead focusing on confined space monitoring, these detectors can play a key role in keeping employees and property safe from the threat of fires or explosions. But to learn just how effective these detectors are regarding hydrogen sulfide detection, it is important to have a better understanding of their most important features.
Wireless Central Monitoring
Because they are very easy to install, wireless gas detection systems allow most facilities to use central monitoring in detecting hydrogen sulfide. An efficient system that can monitor large areas as well as confined spaces, wireless gas detectors are also adept at being used in various types of work environments. From a manufacturing plant that has high humidity levels to an offshore drilling platform which has temperature extremes, wireless detectors are considered very versatile for multiple settings.
Linking with Security Systems
Along with being able to quickly detect dangerous buildups of hydrogen sulfide gas, wireless gas sensors can also be easily linked with a facility’s existing security system. In doing so, the central monitoring features can be used to not only scan an area 24/7, but also send real-time data to technicians and engineers at a facility or in state-of-the-art monitoring centers. By having ready access to key data, facility personnel can always stay aware of potentially dangerous conditions, enabling safety procedures to be implemented much faster when needed.
Confined Space Monitoring
While it is important to monitor all areas of a facility, it is especially important that confined space areas be extensively monitored for hydrogen sulfide gas buildups. Since a gas buildup in these areas can happen quickly and with very little warning, workers in these areas often have little time to evacuate. However, with the many technological advances in wireless gas monitors, more and more companies now utilize portable wireless detectors in confined spaces. Very versatile, they can clip onto employee clothing, allowing for hands-free monitoring while performing equipment repairs or installations. And along with this, they can transmit data in real-time, just the same as central monitoring detectors.
Advanced Data Networks
To make these detectors as effective as possible, most come with advanced data networking capabilities. Allowing for easy integration with a company’s existing wireless network, this technology allows for self-calibration of monitors, leading to few if any false alarms. In addition, it also lets the monitoring system continue to function properly, even if one or more sensors malfunction. With this feature, facilities can know that no matter the type of work environment or situation that may exist, these wireless detectors will continue to transmit accurate and reliable data to safety personnel.