Whether it’s carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, or other types of toxic gases, it’s crucial to have detection equipment in place that can alert workers to imminent danger. From an oil refinery to an auto manufacturer or other industrial facility, installing equipment that’s known for accuracy and reliability is the top priority of more and more industrial safety programs. But when it comes to choosing carbon dioxide gas detectors and other detection system components, there are a variety of details to carefully consider.
Sophisticated Warning Systems
To ensure workers in any type of facility are promptly alerted to potential danger, most carbon dioxide detectors are equipped with state-of-the-art sophisticated warning systems that function well even in the harshest conditions. Complete with visual and audible alarms, these systems are thus able to be installed virtually anywhere. For example, since many industrial facilities contain confined spaces where employees spend large amounts of time installing, testing, and troubleshooting equipment, it’s important to have systems that have audible alarms such as sirens to alert these workers to danger in nearby areas. Along with this, most CO2 sensors also come equipped with visual alarms such as strobes or warning lights that rotate between yellow and red, depending on the threat level.
Multiple Location Monitoring
With technology playing a much more important role in today’s gas leak monitoring systems, one of the most impressive innovations has been the development of multiple location monitors. Possessing advanced electronics that enable them to monitor many different areas of a facility simultaneously, they are very cost-effective, since fewer monitors are required to monitor very large areas. By taking advantage of the technology offered in a multiple location CO2 meter, companies can often save large amounts of money within their industrial safety budgets.
Mobile Device Capability
As companies look to use various types of technology to improve safety as well as efficiency, today’s carbon dioxide detector is often made to be easily linked to numerous mobile devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. By doing so, they can transmit real-time data 24/7 to maintenance technicians, safety engineers, supervisors, and others who must have access to data in order to make quick and sometimes life-saving decisions. Because so many facilities, such as offshore platforms, contain confined spaces spread out across large areas, most companies now equip their workers with mobile devices. As a result, many companies often report seeing a decrease in the number of incidents and injuries, often attributed to workers having access to real-time data.
Facility Work Environment
In the past, environmental conditions such as temperature extremes, high humidity, and dust often made it hard for gas detectors to function properly. But as technology has evolved, the use of infrared and related technology has virtually eliminated this problem. By utilizing multiple-path monitoring and other detection techniques, most gas monitors can provide accurate and reliable readings in any work setting.
To learn more about how carbon monoxide detection systems can work well within your company, speak with an Applications Engineer at GDS.