Shell Deer Park Powering Through Pandemic

When the pandemic first began, many businesses struggled to survive. Many had to close their doors, others reevaluated strategies in light of new regulations and mandates. However, Shell’s Deer Park in Deer Park, Texas was able to adapt with new changes implemented by Shirley Yap, new vice president of the manufacturing plant. Adjust currently policies…

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Gas Detection in Glass Production

Glass production is a necessary application as it provides various goods across a variety of industries. Most commonly, glass products create mass manufacturing of float glass as it complies with modern building standards and achieves environmental legislation regulations.  The main process of glass production is melting, using heat sources to ignite with natural gas and…

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The Importance of Gas Detection Training for Worksite Safety

To fully depend upon gas detectors to correctly identify potential hazards within the workplace, users must acquire specific knowledge about their gas detection system to increase worksite safety. A detailed and structured gas detection training program, both hands-on and remote, enables worksite supervisors and personnel to be trained in equipment usage, performance, maintenance, and performing…

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Understanding Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons are made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms and are generally colorless and hydrophobic with usually weak odors. Hydrocarbons are reduced into three categories: alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.  The most common hydrocarbon is methane, the primary component of natural gas and the simplest alkane. The general application for methane is its release into the…

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OI-6900 Non-Explosion Proof Dual Battery Powered WireFree Sensor Assembly

The Otis Instruments WireFree Non-Explosion-Proof OI-6900 Series Ambient Air Toxic Gas Detector is a wireless, dual battery-powered assembly that uses an electrochemical sensor element to detect a variety of toxic gases. The device also has a 2-year battery life with endless gas type sensors. Magnetic switches allow for non-intrusive calibration and system setup while in…

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Benefits of UV/IR Flame Detection

Flame detectors are required for flame risk working environments in industries such as oil and gas, industrial plants, and more to prevent potential fires, explosions, and toxic gas mixing with heat risks. More reliable than the average heat and smoke detector, flame detection systems can be applied to indoor and outdoor environments.  There are two…

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OI-9850 Interface WireFree Monitor

Engineered to accommodate the time-tested WireFree product line of Otis Instruments, Inc., the Interface OI-9850 is a 255 channel receiver that works collectively with Otis Gen I and Gen II WireFree sensor assemblies and a PLC, PC, or other compatible monitors. The OI-9850 features a 128×64 graphical LCD with a green LED backlight. The device…

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Toxic Gas Detection

Toxic gas such as ammonia or hydrogen sulfide can be present in a number of industries, increasing the possibility of compromising employee’s overall health. Too much of a certain gas can also affect the performance of equipment in the area as well. Toxic gas detection systems monitor the presence of gases in a specified area…

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OI-7432 ProSafe 4×32 Assembly

The Generation II ProSafe 4×32 Model OI-7432 is a 32-channel gas monitor functioning as a transmission controller. Monitoring toxic, combustible, and oxygen gas levels, the OI-7432 receives and displays RS-485 Modbus signals from up to 32 of the sensor assemblies within the device.  The device features a 160×104 transflective, sunlight-readable, graphical LCD display and LED…

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Combustible Gas Detection

Common Instruments and Industries Combustible gas detection instruments detect the presence of combustible, flammable, toxic, and oxygen altered gases in the environment, minimizing the chance of a gas leak reaching explosive and/or life-threatening levels.  How Do They Work? A combustible gas detector measures the concentration of specific gases in a certain area using infrared, ultrasonic,…

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