If you are working in a manufacturing plant, research lab, or other setting that experiences low oxygen levels, this can be dire in many ways. Along with the likelihood a toxic gas buildup will occur, there will also be the possibility of a fire or explosion. Due to the serious consequences that can result from this, facilities facing these risks choose to install an oxygen depletion detection system. Since these systems offer advanced electronics and many other state-of-the-art features, they play a significant role in keeping employees safe. If you have an oxygen depletion system in your facility, here are some important reasons why it should always be maintained.
Quick Detection and Analysis
By maintaining oxygen depletion monitors, you can be sure of having the capability of quick detection and analysis when oxygen levels drop into a dangerous range. Since these monitors can transmit data in real-time, engineers in monitoring centers can analyze the data and make fast decisions regarding equipment repairs, shutdowns, or even evacuations of a facility. With these systems, technicians can also spot problems in equipment when they first begin, allowing them time to make repairs or perform troubleshooting before the situation becomes critical.
To help engineers better understand what made a problem occur, oxygen depletion sensors are equipped with electronics and software that allow for the compilation of large amounts of data. Thanks to this, it is then possible for engineers and technicians to look at data regarding oxygen fluctuations and accumulations, how other hazardous substances made their way into a specific area, and many other details. In addition, most sensors are equipped with timeline displays, making it easier for on-site personnel to know exactly when a problem began.
Multiple Gas Detection
In most situations where an oxygen depletion occurs, it is due to the presence of other multiple gases in the atmosphere. Thus, most modern oxygen depletion monitoring systems are designed to scan for and detect multiple gases simultaneously. In doing so, they can not only alert workers of potential problems, but also be very effective in many different work environments such as offshore drilling platforms, chemical processing plants, and manufacturing plants.
Keeping Confined Spaces Safe
Of all the reasons why these detection systems should be properly maintained, none are perhaps more important than their ability to keep confined spaces safe. Since these spaces generally contain much of the equipment that is vital to a facility’s daily operations, many technicians, engineers, and others spend large amounts of their workday in confined spaces. However, since these areas are often difficult to accurately monitor, workers need specialized sensors to keep them safe. As a result, many companies now equip workers in confined spaces with portable sensors and detectors. Small enough to allow tasks to be completed, they are still able to transmit real-time data and are equipped with alarms that sound when oxygen levels fall into a dangerous range.
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