Posts Tagged ‘air quality monitoring’

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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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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Toxic Gases vs. Combustible Gases - Otis Instruments

Toxic Gases vs. Combustible Gases

Toxic and combustible gases are found in industrial processing and manufacturing environments – whether they are used in the actual processing or are byproducts of processes. Although the types of gases inherent many differences, many gases are both toxic and combustible. Toxic Gases Toxic gases, fumes and vapors from chemical or manufacturing processes are considered…

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Detecting Super Toxics: Arsine - Otis Instruments

Detecting Super Toxics: Arsine

What is arsine?   Arsine, also known as arsenic hydride or AsH3, is a colorless, flammable, super toxic gas with a mild garlic odor at higher doses; and is odorless at lower levels. This super toxic gas is formed when arsenic comes in contact with an acid.  Where is it found?  Arsine vapor is heavier than…

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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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OI-6000K for Maximum Awareness and Safety - Otis Instruments

OI-6000K for Maximum Awareness and Safety

The OI-6000K is a GEN II Model ambient air gas sensor assembly kit that uses an electrochemical, catalytic bead, PID or infrared sensor element to detect a variety of gases.  Non-explosion proof and wired powered, the OI-6000K has an operating voltage of 12-25 VDC (with battery clips) or 110-240 VAC (with cord grips and cable)…

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OI-6000 for Gas Detection in Hazardous Environments - Otis Instruments

OI-6000 for Gas Detection in Hazardous Environments

The OI-6000 Explosion-Proof Ambient Air Gas Detector from Otis Instruments is a wired power assembly that uses an electrochemical, infrared, catalytic bead, or photoionization detection (PID) sensor element to detect a variety toxic gases in potentially hazardous environments.  The OI-6000 features three non-intrusive magnetic switches (MENU, ADD and SUB) that allow for complete system configuration,…

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