Posts Tagged ‘industrial safety’

Continuous Monitoring in Refineries and Processes - Otis Instruments

Continuous Monitoring in Refineries and Processes

Within refineries, there are many processes and special production units that create specific safety hazards for working personnel, as well as for the environment. These processes include crude desalting, thermal cracking, catalytic dust, hydrogen generation, hydrogen sulfide, isomerization and sweetening.  During these refinery processes, continuous monitoring and detection of both toxic and non-toxic gases is…

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Why Should I Maintain My Gas Detection Equipment? - Otis Instruments

Why Should I Maintain My Gas Detection Equipment?

Industrial work environments, and those that include confined spaces, are prime targets for exposure to dangerous gases and vapors. Whether portable or fixed, gas detection equipment is essential to have within these atmospheres. However, the regular maintenance that is often required with them is often overlooked. Proper maintenance on all detectors is the only reliable…

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OI-9850 WireFree Receiver for Diverse Applications - Otis Instruments

OI-9850 WireFree Receiver for Diverse Applications

The Otis Instruments OI-9850 Interface WireFree Receiver is a 255-channel receiver that accepts and interprets radio transmissions from up to 255 WireFree sensor assemblies throughout various industries.  The Interface monitors all 255 WireFree addresses and converts signals to a RS-232 or RS-485 Modbus output. Other digital outputs include Ethernet-to-Website and USB Virtual COM PORT. If…

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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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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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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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OI-6940 NOTIS Quad for Diverse Field Application - Otis Instruments

OI-6940 NOTIS Quad for Diverse Field Applications

The OI-6940 NOTIS Quad is a battery-powered (3.6 V, 76 Ah) explosion proof sensor assembly that simultaneously uses up to four sensors (electrochemical and/or low-power infrared) to detect an array of toxic gases in diverse applications. The OI-6940 NOTIS Quad features four non-intrusive magnetic switches that allow for complete system configuration, regular calibration, and product…

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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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