Portable vs. Fixed Gas Detection Systems - Otis Instruments

Portable vs. Fixed Gas Detection Systems

The difference between portable and fixed gas detection systems is their monitoring capabilities and limitations. Portable detection instruments can notify workers of dangerous emissions upon the entry of an affected area, while fixed instruments can provide continuous monitoring of a specific location in a workplace facility.   Although both gas detection systems can help improve workplace…

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Getting to Know Gas Detection Equipment - Otis Instruments

Getting to Know Gas Detection Equipment

Gas detection equipment is used to reliably detect combustible and toxic gases throughout diverse applications within a range of industries. Detecting these gases helps protect the safety of the workforce, workplace and the environment.  Effectively monitoring the air quality of an area with gas detection equipment requires three components: good technique, appropriate equipment and sufficient…

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Best Placement of a Gas Detection System - Otis Instruments

Best Placement of a Gas Detection System

Whether in chemical plants, laboratory environments, wastewater management facilities, or on a construction site, gas detection systems play an important role in protecting the safety of working personnel.  Because gas detection systems perform a number of reliable functions, implementation is necessary for every industry. However, to ensure the systems are used efficiently and are providing…

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Hazards in Cannabis Extraction and Processing Facilities - Otis Instruments

Hazards in Cannabis Extraction and Processing Facilities

With the increase of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, worker safety concerns are on the rise within the cannabis extraction, processing and manufacturing industry.  Many of these concerns are in regard to gas hazards, which may exist during cannabis processes and within the facilities in which they occur. Solvent extraction is used…

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

Within various industries and based upon their daily processes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere many workplaces significantly effecting the indoor air quality (IAQ). These gases contain dangerous chemicals, some of which may have associated short-term or long-term health risks.  According to the EPA, concentrations of VOCs are up to ten times…

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Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels - Otis Instruments

Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel. In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause…

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The Cube Sensor Assembly for the Detection of Toxic Gases in Ambient Air

Otis Instruments, Inc. introduces a new, innovative product to our existing line of industry-leading wired and WireFree gas detectors, The Cube.  Part of the OI-6000 Series of gas detectors from Otis, The Cube is a versatile assembly that uses an electrochemical, infrared or photoionization detector (PID) sensor element to detect a variety of toxic gases.…

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Portable Monitors for Personal Safety - Otis Instruments

Portable Monitors for Personal Safety

Whether for single or multiple gas monitoring within an application, portable monitors help ensure the personal safety of workers in the field. Compact and lightweight, these monitors offer fast and reliable detection from the risks of toxic and flammable gases. When utilizing portable monitors for personal safety, additional benefits include: Real-time gas readings Real-time battery…

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Fixed Gas Detection for Continuous Monitoring - Otis Instruments

Fixed Gas Detection for Continuous Monitoring

Fixed gas detection systems aim to provide end users with a continuous air quality monitoring solution, as they detect the presence of toxic and combustible gases around the clock.  If atmospheric hazards appear to be chronically present within an area that workers enter routinely, implementing fixed gas detection equipment may be appropriate to ensure worksite…

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The Benefits of Data Logging Monitors for Site Improvement - Otis Instruments

The Benefits of Data Logging Monitors for Site Improvement

Whether gas detectors are used for personal protection, exposure assessment or confined space entry within an application, the data obtained from these instruments can be organized for analysis, or used to reason and make informative decisions. Ultimately, the use of data can improve the overall safety of an application or workplace, as they are key…

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