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Gas Detection In Sectors

Gas Detection in Sectors

There are many different industry applications which require gas detection. With the demand of industrial processes, it increasingly involves the use and manufacturing of highly dangerous substances, particularly toxic and combustible gases. Inevitably, the occasional leakages of gas can occur, which creates a potential hazard to the plant, its employees and people living nearby. Worldwide incidents involving asphyxiation, explosions and loss of life, are a constant reminder of this problem. The gas detection suppliers can supply a complete range of fixed and portable gas detection dedicated in providing safety.

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Oil and Gas (drilling and production)

The oil and gas industry covers a large number of upstream activities from the on and offshore exploration and production of oil and gas to its transportation and storage. Typical applications in this sector in gas detection are exploration drilling rigs, production platforms, onshore oil and gas terminals, facility turnarounds/shutdowns, LPG storage areas, offshore and onshore drilling and service rigs, offshore production platforms and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Various flammable hydrocarbon gases including methane involved are a serious explosive risk and toxic gases such as hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide is often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider with safety posing a threat to people, property and productivity. Ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Refineries and petrochemical facilities

Refineries take crude oil mixes and converts them into various blends of hydrocarbons for use in a wide variety of subsequent products. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are flanges and pump seals for hydrocarbon detection, catalytic cracking process monitoring, bulk storage areas, water drains, run-off gullies and trenches, confined space entry, loading areas, ventilation systems, perimeter/fence-line monitoring, planned maintenance and shutdown/plant modification.

Various flammable hydrocarbon gases including ethylene, kerosene, propane and methane involved are a serious explosive risk and toxic gases such as hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, fence-line monitoring, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Chemical plants

Chemical plants manufacture a myriad of products and feedstocks. The nature and diversity of chemicals used and produced on site provide considerable danger to assets and personnel. These plants often use a wide range of both flammable and toxic gases in their manufacturing processes. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are raw material storage, process areas, laboratories, pump rows, compressor stations, loading/unloading areas.

Various flammable hydrocarbon gases including petroleum and resins involved are a serious explosive risk and various toxic gases including hydrogen sulphide hydrogen fluoride and ammonia, which threatens employees, your manufacturing facilities, production schedules, and the public.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Power generation (traditional and renewable)

Traditionally fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas have been used to generate electricity. Today renewable energy is becoming a key aspect of power generation with wind power and biogas becoming more prevalent forms of power generation. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are around boiler pipework and burners, in and around turbine packages, working near landfill gas pipework, surface emissions monitoring in landfills, blade production and welding of steel parts (wind energy manufacture), confined spaces (in the tower and nacelle), working near landfill leachate pools and perimeter boreholes.

Gases which are flammable like hydrogen & natural gas are a serious explosive risk with various toxic gases including carbon monoxide, sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen sulphide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, single & multi gas detectors with PID sensors, gas detector with toxic sensors & oxygen sensor.

Water treatment

Water treatment is a large industry comprising of many processes and aspects from the production and distribution of clean water to the collection, treatment and disposal of waste such as sewage. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are purification plant monitoring, sewage digesters, plant sumps, plant intakes and penstocks, plant power generation monitoring and hydrogen sulphide scrubbers.

Various flammable hydrocarbons including methane are complex and are a serious explosive risk. Various toxic gases such as hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide, chlorine, sulphur dioxide and ozone are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, single & multi gas detectors with PID sensors, gas detector with LEL, toxic sensors & oxygen sensor.

Marine

Marine gas hazards are numerous. Liquid gas, fuel, chemicals and other fossil fuels harbor a risk of explosion. There is a danger of suffocation from oxygen displacement when using nitrogen or other gases for inerting. Toxic gases like hydrogen sulphide also pose considerable risks. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are clearance measurements of tanks and cargo bays. Ship hold inspections, vessel entry/below deck entry, confined spaces, e.g. electric motor room, hold spaces and inter-barrier spaces, inerting and purging, leak detection, airlocks, burner platform vent hoods and engine room gas supply pipelines.

Various flammable hydrocarbons including liquid natural gas and methane, which are involved are a serious explosive risk and toxic gases such as hydrogen sulphide, and carbon are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, flame detection, infrared transmitters, single & multi gas detectors with PID sensors, gas detector with LEL, toxic sensors & oxygen sensor.

Military and national security

The world’s militaries require gas detection monitoring and due to their mobility, portable gas detection forms a key part of protection against dangerous gases. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are fuel storage tanks (including inspection), transportation (particularly of fuel), vehicle refueling, aircraft tank inspections, submarine septic tanks and hydrogen build-up, naval vessels engine room monitoring, septic tanks, aviation, equipment and vehicle maintenance.

Various Flammable blends of aviation kerosene, diesel and gasoline involved are a serious explosive risk and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, flame detection, infrared transmitters, wireless gas detection systems, single & multi gas detectors with PID sensors, gas detector with LEL, toxic sensors, oxygen sensor, gamma and neutron radiation detectors

Pulp and Paper production

This vast industry includes both mechanical and chemical-pulping methods that turn wood into a variety of paper based products. Toxic gas threats are present from bleaching agents, whilst fuels used to drive mechanical pulping create flammable gas risks. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are digesters (in chemical pulping), chlorine during bleaching and fuel monitoring in mechanical pulping.

Methane is a flammable explosive risk with various toxic gases such as chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ozone are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, single and multi-gas detectors with PID sensors, gas detector with LEL, toxic sensors and oxygen sensor.

Printing

Depending on the materials being printed, processes within the printing industry use various solvents, inks and dangerous chemicals, which are often dried in very hot ovens, creating the need for robust gas detection to ensure process safety. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are bulk storage of inks and varnishes, dryers and ovens and exhaust monitoring.

Various flammable hydrocarbons including solvents and methane are the risks, your workers health can be adversely affected by inhaling paint fumes over extended period of time.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or Wireless gas detection systems, Gas Detection Controllers, Real time Gas Monitoring Software, Single & Multi Gas Detectors with PID sensors, Gas detector with LEL, Toxic Sensors & Oxygen Sensor.

Semiconductor and Photovoltaic

Manufacturing semiconductor materials involves the use of toxic and flammable gas. Phosphine, arsenic, boron trichloride and gallium are commonly used as doping agents. Hydrogen is used both as a reactant and a reducing atmosphere carrier gas. Etching and cleaning gases include ammonia and other perfluoro compounds. Also with more focus on renewable energy, the photovoltaic (PV) industry is experiencing considerable growth. PV applications use semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect in order to convert solar radiation into direct current electricity, and therefore use a semiconductor manufacturing process. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are wafer reactor, wafer dryers, gas cabinets, chemical vapor deposition.

Flammable gas such as hydrogen, propane, silane and methane are explosive risk with various toxic gases such as hydrogen chloride, arsine, boron trichloride, phosphine, carbon monoxide, hydrogen fluoride, ozone, dichlorosilane, tetraethyl orthosilicate, hexafluorobutadiene 1,3, octafluorocyclopentene, germane, ammonia and nitrogen dioxide are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such applications, there are some options to consider in safety, ranging from advanced technologies for high tech, government markets feature detectors and controllers that use advanced detection technologies for detecting hundreds of gases including hydrides, trifluorides and other semiconductor manufacturing and nanotechnology, photovoltaic cell production and safety, specialty chemicals, academic and industrial research labs, and emergency response.

Confined spaces

These locations provide one of the key application uses for portable gas detectors, owing to their ability for dangerous gases to build up. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are shafts, trenches, sewers and manholes, pits, boilers, tunnels, tanks, vessels (including marine vessel tanks) pipelines and containers.

Flammable gas such as methane are explosive risk with various toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such applications, there are some options to consider in safety, portable gas detectors monitors provide a reliable, highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen levels, flammability, and toxicity these units detect common toxic gases, and use a PID sensor to signal the presence of other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to keep workers safe during entry or rescue operations.

Commercial buildings and public facilities

Commercial and public facilities like swimming pools, shopping centers and schools use integrated safety systems, which can include gas detection. Large visitor numbers can increase the risk of carbon dioxide build-up and heating systems may also need to be monitored for flammable gas leaks. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are mechanical rooms, swimming pools, schools, heating pipework monitoring, shopping centers, indoor air quality monitoring and parking structures.

Flammable gas such as methane are explosive risk with various toxic gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine and nitrogen dioxide are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such applications there are some options to consider in safety, gas control systems is highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen levels, Air ventilation, detecting flammability, and toxicity, with fixed gas detectors.

Laboratory and medical

Laboratories and medical facilities like hospitals may use many different flammable and toxic substances. Very large installations may also feature their own on-site utility supplies and back-up power stations. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are laboratories, boiler rooms, cryogenics and refrigeration.

Flammable gas such as methane and hydrogen are explosive risk with various toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, chlorine, ammonia and ethylene oxide are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, infrared transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, radiation, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Ammonia Refrigeration

Many industries use refrigeration as part of their processes – from food and beverage manufacturing, gas liquefaction, chemical manufacturing to cryogenics and liquid natural gas shipping. It is essential to ensure that ammonia does not build-up causing potentially explosive atmospheres. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are ammonia storage areas, plant room valves, joints and seals, chiller, refrigerator monitoring and air conditioning systems.

Ammonia is both flammable and very toxic. In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Steel mills

Due to the large number of furnaces and processes that subject metals to extreme heat, carbon Monoxide detection is essential throughout the plant. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are furnace monitoring & oven monitoring.

In such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Agriculture and Live Stock

When it comes to keeping livestock, methane and ammonia can build-up to dangerous levels in cattle sheds. Agricultural stores where fertiliser’s and pesticide stocks are held can also pose additional explosive dangers. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are cattle shed monitoring and agricultural fertiliser and chemical stores.

With flammable gas such as methane and toxic gas in such environments, there are some options to consider in safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Landfill monitoring and biogas generation

Landfills are designed to promote and accelerate the decomposition of organic material and may also contain sorting and storage areas for inorganic material. Landfill gas (known as Biogas), is often collected at these sites so care should be taken when personnel are working close to potential sources. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are when working near leachate pools, when working near perimeter boreholes, when working near land to gas pipework, when monitoring surface emissions, when working near weighbridges and when handling waste.

Flammable gas such as methane are explosive risk with various toxic gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, benzene and toulene are often present with a depletion of oxygen leading to asphyxiation.

In such environments, there are some options to consider, safety ranging from explosion proof transmitters, wired or wireless gas detection systems, gas detection controllers, real time gas monitoring software, radiation, flammable, toxic and oxygen gas detector monitors.

Mining

There is an abundance of mineral and fossil fuel reserves being mined globally, leaving personnel at risk from dangerous gas build-ups in the enclosed spaces of mine shafts. This makes portable gas detection an essential component of mining safety. Typical applications in this sector for gas detection are excavation and continuous monitoring whilst working in shafts.

Flammable gas such as Methane are explosive risk with various Toxic gases such as Carbon Monoxide are often present with a depletion of Oxygen leading to Asphyxiation. In such applications, there are some options to consider in safety, gas control systems is highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen levels, air ventilation, portable gas detectors for flammable, toxic and oxygen sensors.

Turnarounds, plant shutdowns and planned equipment modifications

No matter what the industry and application, planned shutdowns and maintenance schedules create additional risks on site because they represent deviations from standard processes. With onsite contractors, extensive confined space entry activities, and expanded potential for incidents, having fixed and portable, wireless gas detection monitoring solutions can help you maximize turnaround efficiency, reduce downtime, and get back to production quickly. These systems will help protect your contractors and offer visibility and simplified compliance by centralizing data collection and documentation to limit any risks.

Firemen and First Responders

Knowledge is key to protecting your team and your organization. In the event of an emergency, your response teams need information about the location and extent of threats so that they can take the appropriate action and use the right equipment to identify the presence of toxic chemicals, combustible materials, and radiation. These solutions range from compact, portable single-gas detection to multi-threat gas detection monitors. With GPS-enabled devices, wireless connectivity, man-down alarms, biometric tracking, and full browser and tablet integration, our systems give incident command centers the interoperability and anywhere, anytime information they need to protect their people and the general public in the face of toxic incidents, fire sites, plumes, and other unknown threats. Area detectors also work on the wireless infrastructure, enabling teams to create an effective perimeter around threats, so you can minimize risk and get back to production as quickly as possible.