Posts Tagged ‘air quality monitoring’

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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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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Industrial Waste Management and Its Importance

Waste generation is the inefficient use of materials from a variety of applications, like the industrial industry, and can be monitored by tracking the amount of waste collected, its composition, and the effect of waste once gathered. Industrial waste is created from businesses using chemicals and various processes to create an end product or service,…

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OI-315 Portable Personal Monitor

The Otis Instruments OI-315 TOCSIN3  Personal Monitor is a personal safety device designed to detect the presence of toxic gases in ambient air of H2S, NH3, CO, or O2. This device alerts the user to potentially unsafe conditions with visual, vibrating, and audible alarms.  The OI-315 features an alligator clip, allowing it to be worn…

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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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What are the Different Types of Gas Sensors? - Otis Instruments

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).  Electrochemical Electrochemical (EC) sensors measure the concentration…

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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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OI-6000 for Monitoring Emissions in Agriculture - Otis Instruments

OI-6000 for Monitoring Emissions in Agriculture

Methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and ammonia are emitted from a range of natural sources within the agriculture industry, including marshlands, livestock farming and leakage from natural gas systems. These gases may also be present in confined spaces, such as manure storage facilities and silos.  High concentrations of these gases can be explosive, lead to…

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