Air Quality Monitoring

Detecting Hazardous and Toxic Gases in Confined Spaces - Otis Instruments

Detecting Hazardous and Toxic Gases in Confined Spaces

Many workplaces, such as power plants, refineries, mines, and other industrial facilities, contain tight, smaller areas that are characterized as confined spaces.  While confined spaces are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs, if needed. Confined spaces can include tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults,…

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Air Monitoring Solutions for the Hazmat Industry - Otis Instruments

Air Monitoring Solutions for the Hazmat Industry

Today, the public relies heavily on the fire department to respond to and mitigate a range of issues, including emergency events involving hazardous materials. As responsibilities and competencies are growing for the fire service and hazmat industry, there is an increased need for proficient air monitoring equipment. In the hazmat industry, gas detection provides flexibility…

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What is Oxygen Deficiency? - Otis Instruments

What is Oxygen Deficiency?

If not properly monitored, injury or death caused by oxygen deficiency is a common hazard in the petrochemical and refining industries, as well as in confined spaces. Under normal atmospheric pressure conditions, humans typically breathe air that is 20.9 percent oxygen by volume, according to EHS Today. When the concentration of oxygen decreases by as…

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Monitoring Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Otis Instruments

Monitoring Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry

On the production floor, in research and development laboratories and in plant utility rooms, personnel in the pharmaceutical industry utilize and produce a variety of dangerous and toxic gases. Gases found in pharmaceutical environments often include carbon dioxide, chlorine, freon, hydrogen, methane, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, and other organic and combustible compounds. Also, due…

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Detecting Toxic Gases in Laboratories with the OI-6940 - Otis Instruments

Detecting Toxic Gases in Laboratories with the OI-6940

In research or medical laboratories, many experiments are conducted using a wide variety of toxic gases and dangerous liquids – or they may be produced as a result of these processes.  Due to the complex environment of these environments, toxic gases can linger and create a hazardous atmosphere for personnel. Some of the gases that…

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How to Reduce Gas Leaks in Industrial Environments - Otis Instruments

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 adhering to these regulations, personnel can take further preventative measures and precautions to help prevent or reduce the frequency of dangerous gas leaks. Know…

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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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