Whether used in actual processing or are byproducts of processes, combustible and toxic gases can be found in industrial processing and manufacturing environments. To properly mitigate risk in areas that these gases exist, the implementation of gas detection in toxic environments is necessary.
Combustible gases are defined as those that can cause a fire or explosion if the gas is exposed to an ignitions source. These gases include hydrocarbons and hydrogen. Toxic gases can cause harm to humans, ranging from minor to major. Toxic gases include hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ammonia and others.
Even at low concentrations, certain toxic gases can cause major irritation, such as death, caused by exposure to carbon dioxide or by asphyxiation. Many gases can be qualified as both combustible and toxic.
The Cube from Otis Instruments is a versatile assembly that uses an electrochemical, infrared or photoionization detector (PID) sensor element to detect a variety of toxic gases. The Cube is a wired power (12 to 35 VDC) device that contains 4-20 mA analog and RS-485 Modbus outputs.
The OI-6000 Series of The Cube features multi-colored status indicator LEDs that can notify users from a distance of hazardous conditions, including GREEN (normal), AMBER (Alarm 1), RED (Alarm 2), and WHITE (Fault).
This gas detector incorporates a three push-button interface (MENU, ADD and SUB) with magnetic switches on a transflective LCD screen that allow for non-intrusive calibration while in the field, as well as full system setting and diagnostics.
Gas detection that is suited for diverse toxic environments, the OI-6000 Series Ambient Air Toxic Gas Detector provides ease of use and implementation to comply with varying demands within a multitude of industries, including wastewater management, laboratory, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, manufacturing, agriculture, and more.