Of all the hazards faced by industrial workers, perhaps none is more dangerous than being in areas where benzene levels go undetected. A fast-moving substance that can spread from one area to another, it can turn virtually any area into one that is extremely dangerous and volatile. Because of this, oil and gas companies, as well as wastewater treatment, automotive, and other industries, have chosen to invest more and more dollars into benzene monitoring equipment. However, to make sure their investment pays off, it’s important to learn as much as possible about benzene monitors.
Instant Access to Data
Since benzene is so dangerous, it’s important that any monitors in use be able to provide instant access to data. To accomplish this, many companies purchase portable monitors for their workers to carry on them at all times. Very effective with workers who spend a great deal of time in small, confined spaces or those who work in many different areas of a large facility, these benzene gas detectors can quickly detect high benzene levels, giving employees time to evacuate and alert others nearby.
High Safety Standards
As more and more technology has been implemented into benzene gas monitors, safety standards have become much better as well. One of the best innovations has been the creation of multiple alarm systems, which allow the monitors to be used in almost any type of work environment. Since today’s monitors come equipped with sirens, strobes, and warning lights that change colors based upon the level of danger, they are adaptable almost anywhere. Whether it’s a large manufacturing plant where workers are spread out over a large area or a drilling platform where noise may play a factor, these alarms have proven to be very effective.
Rapid Data Transmission
When a benzene leak happens, it’s crucial to have access to as much data as possible. As a result, today’s benzene vapor monitors are able to transmit data very rapidly, usually in real-time. By sending the data to supervisors and safety personnel on-site or engineers who may be located in monitoring centers, employees and facilities can be assured of being much safer should a benzene gas leak occur. By implementing WiFi technology and other types of digital transmission, these monitors offer state-of-the-art features that make monitoring much easier.
Process Control Functioning
In many instances where a benzene leak occurs, it often stems from a broken valve or pipe. Because it’s very easy for these leaks to go undetected for periods of time, having monitors with process control functions can alert maintenance workers and safety personnel to impending danger. As a result, equipment that is broken or has other malfunctions can be detected much quicker than in years past, enabling repairs to be made before a situation becomes critical.
Speak With GDS
For additional tips about these monitors, speak with an experienced Applications Engineer at Global Detection Systems. By filling out a contact form at www.gdscorp.com or calling us at 409-927-2980, we can answer all of your questions.