Posts Tagged ‘VOCs’

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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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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OI-6400 Sensor Assembly for the Wastewater Industry - Otis Instruments

OI-6400 Sensor Assembly for the Wastewater Industry

In the wastewater industry, operators are constantly seeking ways to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel.  The main gases of concern throughout wastewater plants include hydrogen sulfide, methane and oxygen. Hydrogen sulfide and methane are byproducts of the decomposition of organic materials that are present in waste flows feeding the plant. The constant…

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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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The Cube: Gas Detection in Toxic Environments - Otis Instruments

The Cube: Gas Detection in Toxic Environments

Whether used in actual processing or are byproducts of processes, combustible and toxic gases can be found in industrial processing and manufacturing environments. To properly mitigate risk in areas that these gases exist, the implementation of gas detection in toxic environments is necessary.  Combustible gases are defined as those that can cause a fire or…

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Hazards in Cannabis Extraction and Processing Facilities - Otis Instruments

Hazards in Cannabis Extraction and Processing Facilities

With the increase of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, worker safety concerns are on the rise within the cannabis extraction, processing and manufacturing industry.  Many of these concerns are in regard to gas hazards, which may exist during cannabis processes and within the facilities in which they occur. Solvent extraction is used…

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

Within various industries and based upon their daily processes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere many workplaces significantly effecting the indoor air quality (IAQ). These gases contain dangerous chemicals, some of which may have associated short-term or long-term health risks.  According to the EPA, concentrations of VOCs are up to ten times…

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