Since exposure to benzene can be one of the most dangerous situations workers in industrial facilities and other similar environments can face, companies make it a high priority to have monitoring systems that can quickly detect benzene leaks that occur near equipment, pipelines, and in storage areas. However, while having these systems in place is important, so is making sure they are properly calibrated. But with a number of factors at play that can possibly hinder benzene gas detectors from being as accurate and reliable as possible, it is crucial to know what must be done to ensure these detectors are in proper working order.

Work Environment

Since it is imperative benzene monitors be able to provide 24/7 monitoring of a facility, having them properly calibrated within their work environment is a must. Therefore, always select monitors that are suited for the work environment of your specific facility. From temperature extremes and high humidity levels to equipment vibrations and areas where dirt and dust are prevalent, installing monitors with advanced electronics that allow for constant self-calibration is important in these instances.

Portable Detection Systems

As benzene sensors have utilized electronics that are more sophisticated, one of the most promising developments has been the implementation of portable benzene detectors. Useful in confined spaces, these detectors offer a number of advantages. Small enough to be easily carried by maintenance technicians, they allow for hands-free monitoring while equipment is being installed, tested, or repaired. Along with this, the detectors can transmit real-time data to engineers located in monitoring centers as well as personnel at the facility, allowing for instant analysis and decision-making should a dangerous situation arise.

Wireless Network Calibration

For many facilities that use fixed benzene detectors, calibration can often be done using wireless networks. Since electronics in these detection systems are designed to be easily incorporated into a building’s existing wireless network, engineers can perform calibration from anywhere they happen to be located. Using mobile devices such as tablets, laptop computers, and smartphones, personnel can analyze data, perform simulations and tests, and then adjust the detectors as needed to ensure they will provide data that is accurate and reliable based on their work environment.

Alarm Capabilities

With industrial facilities and other types of companies being different in many ways, it is crucial the detection systems that are installed have multiple types of alarm system capabilities. In doing so, the systems can be effective no matter the type of work environment in which they are located. Due to the variety of settings in which these systems are installed, most are equipped with flashing yellow and red lights, strobes, and sirens. As a result, workers can be quickly alerted to potentially dangerous situations in any type of environment, even in ones where workers are spread out over long distances or where noise may hinder the effectiveness of audible alarms.

To learn more about the capabilities of benzene detection systems and how to keep them properly calibrated, contact Global Detection Systems at 409-927-2980.

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