With the costs of equipment, facilities, and other related areas always rising, companies are continually seeking ways to protect their investments and employees in an effective and cost-efficient manner. This is especially true regarding safety procedures, particularly monitoring for benzene. Similar to carbon dioxide in that it is odorless and colorless, an undetected benzene buildup can result in fires and explosions. Due to the high levels of danger in these situations, industrial facilities and other companies now use numerous methods to detect benzene, many of which have state-of-the-art features.

Portable Monitors

For industrial facilities and other buildings that have many confined spaces where workers install and repair equipment, portable benzene monitors are very effective in keeping an area safe. Small in size, these monitors can clip to clothing, allowing for hands-free monitoring. Along with this, the monitors can send real-time data to monitoring personnel at the facility and at remote monitoring centers. By doing so, these benzene detectors can alert confined space workers and others of dangerous benzene levels, allowing for evacuations or equipment repairs to take place immediately.

Fixed Monitoring Systems

Along with portable monitoring, companies also utilize fixed benzene detectors within their facilities. Able to provide monitoring of large areas, these detectors work best when installed in areas where it is most likely for a benzene leak to occur, such as near pipes, storage areas, or equipment. And to ensure these detectors can be effective no matter the situation, they are equipped with multiple types of alarm systems, such as sirens, strobes, and flashing lights. By having multiple alarms, the detectors can alert workers spread out over large distances, as well as those where noise may be an issue.

Mobile Device Monitoring

Considered a breakthrough in industrial safety, most of today’s benzene gas detectors are equipped with advanced electronics, enabling them to be linked to wireless networks. As a result, they can also transmit data to various mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. With this capability, maintenance technicians, safety engineers, and others can have up-to-date access to current data at all times, which can be critical in emergency situations.

Multi-Stage Measuring

In situations where a benzene leak occurs, engineers and technicians of course need access to real-time data that is accurate and reliable. To make this happen, many benzene sensors are equipped with the capability to perform multi-stage monitoring. By doing so, not only can the sensors gather real-time data, but do so in ways that allow personnel to analyze data in numerous ways. Along with making it easier to keep an area safe from high benzene levels, multi-stage measuring also allows for quicker repairs to equipment, which can keep damage to a minimum, limit production downtime, and save on costs associated with repairing or replacing important pieces of equipment.

Since undetected benzene buildups can be very dangerous, it is best to have detection systems in place to keep people and property safe. To learn how to do so, contact Global Detection Systems at 409-927-2980 or www.gdscorp.com.