As technology improves and more and more devices are connected to the internet, we can expect that gas detection systems of the future will be smarter and capable of doing a lot more. Read on to learn about what the future holds for gas detection systems.

Gas Detection Manufacturers To Have Apps Specific To Their Gas Detectors

It is predicted that manufacturers of gas detection systems will develop apps that are specific to their gas detectors. This will allow them to control the gas detection systems and make changes to certain levels automatically through the app.

As shared in a recent article:

“Advances in the use of cloud-based data storage/ access and more apps are going to change how we use gas detectors in the future. Two immediate developments are:

(1) multilayer mapping where GPS information allows overlay of data layers- positions of persons, gas concentration maps, safety areas that can be redefined dynamically, weather conditions to predict plumes and subcontractor activity are just some layers that can be combined.

(2) Each gas detection manufacturer has or will develop apps specific to their gas detectors. This can allow operators to change STEL and TWA levels in real time, for example when plant construction places new temporary safety constraints.”

Testing For Toxic Gases In Freight Containers Possible With Gas Detection Systems

There has been a growing concern with regards to accumulation of toxic gases in freight containers. It’s not sufficient to set up a H2S sensor or a methane sensor anymore. The presence of multiple toxic gases and solvents complicates the process of gas detection in these freight containers. The need to conduct a risk assessment and set up an effective gas detection system to detect these gases was reiterated.

In addition, a testing strategy that increases the amount of testing, based on the presence of toxic gases detected in freight containers will help in identifying and mitigating the risks associated with exposure to toxic gases and combustion of these gases.

When these advanced gas detection systems are installed and activated, it will be possible to monitor for multiple toxic gases quickly and effortlessly, view gas readings and take necessary measures to protect staff from exposure to toxic gases.

R.Sanderson said in a recent article:

“In order for employers to protect staff from these hazards, a risk assessment is necessary, coupled with an effective plan to categorise and monitor container flows.

“This is how we develop an effective testing strategy,“ Wim explained. “If a flow of containers from the same source containing the same goods and packing materials is found to be safe, the number of containers being tested within that flow can be reduced. Similarly, if toxic gases are identified regularly in a container flow, the frequency of testing will be increased.”

Gas detection systems will get smarter, detecting toxic gases faster and alerting managers and staff workers about the presence of toxic gases. With apps that will make it possible to control and set safety levels for individual gases with ease, it will help in protecting staff and evacuating them to safety.

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