When discussing toxic gases, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are two of the most deadly. Able to build up to dangerous levels in mere minutes due to their lack of color and smell, these gases can inflict great harm in numerous environments, including manufacturing facilities, research labs, water treatment plants, and many others. Because of the extreme danger posed by these gases, companies now invest much time and effort in locating, purchasing, and installing carbon dioxide gas detectors. However, to choose the best CO2 sensors, here are some important details to take into consideration.

State-of-the-art Alarms

When carbon monoxide gas levels begin to reach dangerous levels, time is of the essence for those nearby. Therefore, today’s carbon dioxide detectors are equipped with state-of-the-art alarm systems that can be adapted to many different work environments. For example, facilities that have numerous confined spaces will rely on alarms such as warning sirens, since employees will likely not be able to spot visual alarms such as lights and strobes. But for other facilities where employees may be spread out over a large area, such as a manufacturing facility, lights and strobes may be the alarm system of choice, especially if the area is noisy enough to make sirens ineffective.

Multi-location Monitors

As the electronics used in CO2 meters have become more advanced, companies have been able to save money by needing fewer monitors for a facility. Thus, by needing perhaps only one carbon dioxide detector to monitor much of if not all of an entire facility, money can then be applied to other aspects of the company’s industrial safety program. Considered a major innovation for gas detection and industrial safety, it’s expected these electronics systems will become even more advanced in the years ahead.

Portable Monitors

From confined spaces to isolated pipelines, many maintenance personnel spend their time in areas where there are few if any other employees. Therefore, if an emergency arises, they may have to rely solely on themselves to stay safe and up-to-date on nearby gas levels. To accomplish this, these employees are being equipped with portable gas detectors, enabling them to have real-time data pertaining to gas levels in their area. Using either handheld models or ones that can be clipped to shirts or belts, these monitors can make working in confined spaces much safer. And as the technology for these monitors becomes more advanced, many models are now able to relay real-time data to engineers in nearby monitoring centers, giving employees working in confined spaces yet another level of safety.

Learn More

If you’re ready to learn more about the many features associated with these important gas detection systems, then it’s time to contact the experts at Global Detection Systems. By doing so, you can speak with an experienced and knowledgeable Applications Engineer, who can answer all questions to your satisfaction. Rather than sit back and wait for an unnecessary disaster to take place, contact GDS today and obtain the detection systems needed to keep your employees safe.

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