When a situation develops within a manufacturing facility, laboratory, or other area that results in a severe depletion of oxygen in the atmosphere, the result can be a toxic gas buildup that leads to a fire or explosion. Since it takes only minutes for this to occur, facilities rely on oxygen depletion systems to provide warnings to employees, giving them time to evacuate or initiate equipment repairs to fix the problem. However, as federal regulations have mandated in recent years the implementation of these systems in various facilities, many technological changes have been made, enabling these systems to perform at even higher levels. If you need to know more about the features and benefits of oxygen gas detection monitors and sensors, here are some key details to remember.
Since today’s modern oxygen depletion monitor is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, one of its most important functions is being able to analyze electrical currents within the work environment. By doing so, it can allow engineers to perform a detailed detection analysis regarding oxidation, helping them determine how this process is impacting a facility’s equipment. In doing so, engineers and technicians can then detect problems within equipment that may have gone unnoticed with previous monitoring systems, allowing for repairs to be made before critical problems develop.
Since an oxygen depletion sensor can use its electronics to gather large amounts of data 24/7, it can be a useful tool when engineers need to conduct an examination of such things as oxygen concentration fluctuations and accumulations of hazardous substances within the immediate work environment. In being able to analyze this data thanks in part to timeline displays on an oxygen deficiency monitor, it becomes much easier for engineers to conduct equipment inspections and initiate repairs.
Confined Space Monitoring
Since most industrial facilities and similar areas contain confined spaces where equipment and other materials are present, it is vital to have portable oxygen depletion devices that can be used by engineers, maintenance technicians, and others when in these areas. Very reliable and accurate, the monitoring devices are close in size to cellphones, can be clipped onto belts, and offer real-time monitoring that can transmit data to on-site engineers and those located in off-site monitoring centers.
Detection of Various Gases
Of all the functions these systems offer various facilities, perhaps the most important is their ability to detect a multitude of gases within a work environment. Since it is often a combination of dangerous gases that lead to fires or explosions, having this capability can play a key role in keeping facilities and employees safe. In addition, since these systems can detect many different types of gases, they are suitable for installation in such work environments as offshore drilling platforms, processing plants, water treatment plants, and medical or industrial laboratories.
To learn more about how these systems play an important role regarding industrial safety, call 409-927-2980 or visit www.gdscorp.com to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Applications Engineer from Global Detection Systems.