In the day-to-day operations of industrial facilities, having a system to detect dangerous gas leaks is vital to maintaining high levels of safety for employees and property. Since an undetected leak can lead to fires or explosions, more companies are now seeking detection systems that utilize state-of-the-art electronics and other features. As a result, wireless gas detection systems have gained in popularity over the past decade. Equipped with numerous features and capabilities that make them well-suited for most work environments, they can provide real-time data to on-site personnel as well as engineers stationed in monitoring centers. If your facility is ready to upgrade to wireless gas detection technology, here are some details regarding pricing for these systems.
Portable Detection Equipment
Gaining widespread use due to an average price of only $150 apiece, portable wireless gas detectors offer a number of advantages. Along with transmitting real-time data, they can also link to mobile devices, allowing data to be easily sent to on-site engineers and technicians. Along with this, they can be extremely useful for workers in confined spaces, since they allow for monitoring to proceed while equipment is being installed, tested, or repaired. Able to be easily clipped to belts or shirts, they offer versatility, accuracy, and reliability.
While costing in excess of $1,000, wireless detection kits are often well worth the investment. Very easy to use, the kits often contain as many as 10 wireless gas sensors, allowing multiple workers to use them while working throughout a facility. Yet while this is occurring, one worker can have a sensor that monitors the real-time data from other workers, thus being able to quickly detect potential problems before they become critical. Very durable, these kits also work well in many work environments, including high temperatures and humidity, dusty and dirty conditions, and areas where shocks and vibrations from equipment are frequent.
Fixed Detection Systems
Perhaps the most common way to perform wireless gas monitoring, fixed detection systems usually cost between $2,000-$5,000. However, for that price, a facility will have detectors that can be easily customized based on the work environment where they are installed. Equipped with electronics allowing for self-calibration 24/7, these systems also come with multiple types of alarms, such as strobes, sirens, and flashing lights. Because of this, they can be pre-programmed to use various alarms based on work conditions. For example, in an area where equipment noise may make it difficult to hear sirens, systems can be configured to deploy lights or strobes in the event of an emergency. However, in facilities where workers may be covering a large area, sirens can be used to quickly alert employees of possible danger.
As more advancements are made in wireless detection systems, more and more companies in various industries are relying on these systems to keep workers safe. To learn more about the features associated with these systems and how they can benefit your facility, contact GDS at 409-927-2980 or fill out a contact form at www.gdscorp.com.