Gas Leak Detection
Atlas Safety provides rental equipment for gas leak detection. It is important to track air quality in many industrial working conditions. Respiratory equipment is not enough protection in a facility where hazardous gases are present. Different facilities produce different gases depending on the work they do or the product they manufacture. There are three types of gas. All need monitors for gas leak detection. They also need environmental monitoring equipment. This will prevent an unsafe working environment.
Combustible Gas Detection
If you mix oxygen or air with combustible gas, it will burn when ignited. Some examples of these gases include:
Facilities use combustible gas leak detection sensors in places where accumulated gases could cause a combustible environment. These gases can leak into a facility. You need gas leak detection devices to track them. Detectors usually measure combustion concentrations. They measure from lower explosive limits (LEL) to upper explosive limits (UEL).
Nontoxic gases can reduce the amount of oxygen in the work environment. Workers can asphyxiate. This means it is necessary to monitor for asphyxiation. Examples of these gases include:
Industries that use pressurized gas cylinders or liquefied gases need to take extra care. They need to be aware of leaking issues caused by how they contain these gases. The gases are typically stored in a dedicated room. These industries should use oxygen deficiency monitors in these situations.
Toxic Gas Detection
Some toxic gases have an odor. Others are colorless and odorless. You cannot detect them without a gas leak detection device. Some toxic gases include:
- Carbon monoxide
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Solvents, such as gasoline, kerosene, and paint strippers
Toxic gas detectors check the air all the time. If toxic gas levels get too high, an alarm goes off. Toxic gas detection systems are an early warning system. They alert workers to life-threatening situations resulting from a leak incident.
Atlas rents portable gas monitors. These monitors check and display from two to six gases at the same time.
Atlas also rents single sensor gas monitors. These include monitors for H2S, CO, CO2, and O2.
Atlas rents portable PIDs. These are monitoring industrial gas detection and safety solutions. Another name for PIDs is Photoionization Detectors. They are gas leak detectors for measuring volatile organic compounds and other gases. They measure concentrations from subparts per billion to 10,000 parts per million (ppm).
Atlas also rents flame ionization detectors (FIDs). These are scientific instruments that measure the analyte in a gas stream. They are often used as a detector in gas chromatography.
Personal Air Monitoring
If you expose workers to hazardous materials, they will need personal air monitoring. This keeps them safe. Personal air monitors sample worker exposure. Some different personal air monitoring solutions include:
- Diffusion-detector tubes
- Vapor-monitoring badges
- Personal air-sampling pumps