Air Quality Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring with Wired or WireFree Gas Detectors

In the environmental industry, ground gas existence and soil contamination can become hazardous for personnel and the environment. Ground gas migration and emission from anthropogenic sources, like mine grouting, air blast rotary drilling, and blasting, heavily affect pathways and ground gas movements. Depending on the nature of the contamination or activities, various gases may be…

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How to Reduce Gas Leaks in Industrial Environments

Whether in petrochemical facilities, chemical plants, or refineries, workplaces that utilize or produce various toxic gases during normal operations and processes must meet industry safety regulations and requirements. In addition to following regulations, personnel can take further preventative measures and precautions to help prevent or reduce the frequency of dangerous gas leaks. Know Safety Protocol…

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What are the Different Types of Gas Sensors?

In many areas, flammable and toxic gases occur, and they pose a significant threat to all personnel. To properly detect present gases and vapors within these areas, it is important to select the most appropriate gas sensors for an application: electrochemical, catalytic, low-powered infrared, or photoionization detector (PID).  ElectrochemicalElectrochemical (EC) sensors measure the concentration of…

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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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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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How Connectivity is Shaping the Future of Gas Detection

Gas detection has changed significantly in recent years, with the connectivity of fixed systems and portable devices communicating with cloud-based servers to create an interactive system. The changes are transforming the idea of what industrial and worker safety means, as well as communication and productivity. The beginning of gas detection technology started in the mining…

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The Importance of Testing Gas Detection Equipment

Experts agree that the best approach to ensuring your gas detection equipment operates efficiently and effectively is to perform regular bump tests and calibration for portable devices and fixed detection systems. For applications utilizing hazardous gases, or created naturally by combining other ingredients to create a solution, gas detection equipment is required. Before gas detection…

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Improving Air Quality Monitoring in Harris County

A collaboration between Harris County, an independent research group, and private industry works to improve the collection and accessibility of air quality monitoring data and knowledge during industrial conflicts. The project is funded through a new $1 million grant by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Foundation. The grant will allow Harris County to have more…

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Expert Tips for Working in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces can present safety risks for workers, especially in industries such as wastewater, water treatment, industrial, and more. Confined spaces create a lack of oxygen when another gas is exposed, leading to a variety of health risks, depending on the gas leaking. According to OSHA, a confined space is a space that can be…

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Reevaluating Approaches Concerning Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the quality of air within an indoor environment being distributed. Distribution is performed via ventilation, filtration, and exhaust systems. Food processing plants have to be cautious of stagnant air, which causes mold, condensation problems, and several health conditions. However, turbulent air can present problems as well, resulting in the spread…

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