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 to the heavy use of nitrogen, oxygen depletion is a risk to consider within these applications.
Confined spaces, storage silo work, environmental, vat cleaning, fixed point, formulation, data logging, and industrial hygiene practices are prone to increasing exposure levels of hazardous gases in pharmaceutical environments. Additionally, production, manufacturing, processing, handling, and transporting processes produce toxic gases.
Because the industry presents a range of hazards, routinely operates with bio-active substances and potentially hazardous materials, and its products must adhere to strictly controlled standards, quality control operations, such as implementing gas detection equipment, are essential.
Reliable, accurate gas detection equipment will properly monitor, detect, and quantify toxic gas levels in pharmaceutical production and storage facilities–ensuring the safety of working personnel.
Otis Instruments offers a variety of wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust and configurable gas detectors capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications within the pharmaceutical industry.
For more information on our gas detection solutions for monitoring pharmaceutical applications, contact our team today.