When industries examine their safety programs, one area they pay particular attention to is gas leaks and gas buildups. This is especially true with hydrogen sulfide, which can lead to serious consequences if leaks and buildups are not properly detected in time. Because of this, strict state and federal rules exist for detecting highly toxic gas, resulting in companies placing a greater emphasis on their detection systems. To keep workers and facilities safe, companies often use electrochemical gas sensors to detect dangerous hydrogen sulfide as well as other gases that may prove dangerous. If gas leaks and buildups are a concern for your industrial facility, here are some reasons why you should focus on improving your electrochemical gas sensors.

Detection Analysis

Since these hydrogen sulfide gas detectors arrive at their data by analyzing electric currents, it’s very important to ensure the sensors are equipped with the latest detection analysis technology. By having this capability, the sensors can alert technicians to possible problems with equipment, enabling them to make repairs before gas leaks can occur.

Concentration Fluctuations

One of the most important ways in which electrochemical gas sensors offer gas hazard protection, concentration fluctuations allow engineers and maintenance technicians to analyze and interpret data from the sensors regarding gas levels and concentrations. By using sample container units, the sensors can then be properly calibrated to measure concentrations of certain substances. And along with this, timeline displays are also available on sensors, letting technicians send the data in real-time to monitoring stations that can offer additional analysis.

Leaks in Pipes and Equipment

Since many problems with gas leaks and buildups result from leaks in pipes and equipment, using electrochemical gas sensors to closely monitor areas containing these components can be critical to keeping workers and facilities safe. If your company has laboratories, processing facilities, utility stations, or other similar areas that require constant monitoring, these sensors can provide active monitoring to make sure no leaks go undetected.

Wide Variety of Gas Detection

To improve your network of electrochemical gas sensors, always make sure to have sensors that can detect as many gases as possible. After all, most manufacturing plants and other industrial sites have multiple gases in use at any time, all of which need to be closely monitored for signs of leaks or buildups. To ensure all gases are being properly monitored, technicians should perform regular calibration tests, inspect the electronics of all sensors, and perform simulations that send real-time data to engineers in monitoring centers for additional analysis.

Cost Effectiveness

By having a well-functioning network of electrochemical gas sensors, companies can not only keep facilities and workers safe, but also save money. By regularly inspecting sensors and properly maintaining them, there will be little if any need to replace sensors that falter due to malfunction or lack of maintenance. To learn more about the benefits of these sensors and how they can best work for your company, contact an Applications Engineer at Global Detection Systems to discuss your specific needs.

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