Posts Tagged ‘toxic gases’

Detecting H2S, CO, O2 and SO2 with the OI-675 - Otis Instruments

Detecting H2S, CO, O2 and SO2 with the OI-675

The Otis Instruments OI-675 electrochemical sensor assembly is a wired-powered versatile system with the ability to detect a variety of gases, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).  The OI-675 sensor assembly features a three-character, 7-segment display screen and a magnetically-triggered, non-intrusive calibration while in the field as well…

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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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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 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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