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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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Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels - Otis Instruments

Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel. In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause…

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