Portable Gas Detection in Factories

In factories and other industrial environments, gases are used for a variety of purposes. Some are byproducts of industrial and factory processes, while other gases may result from part of a final product. However, in all cases, worker safety and appropriate protections should always be priorities for factories and companies. 

As you are aware, many of these gases are toxic to humans and can contribute to a number of different health issues, not all of which are obvious. Something as simple as a headache or cough could be an indicator of other, more serious health concerns. While treating such cases can be difficult, the best and safest option is to simply avoid such problems altogether, and gas detectors are an important part of that solution.

Safety protocols are created and implemented for a reason. Maximizing safety standards also means having the right equipment on hand to make the most out of your training and in-place protocols. Gas detectors are key to having an early warning system, so any leak or exposure can be identified early and you can contain the problem as quickly as possible. Remediation is also important, but it’s impossible to fix a leak or avoid exposure if no one knows there is an issue to begin with. Gas detectors are essential as they give you the knowledge needed when you are not able to recognize potential problems yourself. The more quickly you’re able to respond, the better.

Certain levels of particular gases may be unavoidable for some factories. Naturally, the concentration makes the difference between some levels being harmless, especially if exposure times are limited and if other protective gear or precautions are taken. Monitoring isn’t just important for the possibility of emergencies, but it’s also necessary to make sure that other equipment is operating properly and that processes are working as expected.

Naturally, all of your equipment should be kept in proper working order. While immobile detectors can certainly be of great benefit, portable gas detection monitors give you mobility and adaptability that fixed detectors can’t provide. As you continue to analyze and adjust your protocols and methodologies, it’s a good idea to keep in mind what’s available and how those technologies can be best implemented to suit your needs and keep your employees safe. Complications can cost your business dearly, both from an operational standpoint as well as general health and safety. The best solution is to avoid those problems by having the right tools to begin with.

Otis Instruments offers a variety of Wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust and configurable gas detectors. Made in the USA, our high-quality products are capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications within industrial facilities and environments. To learn more about The Cube for agriculture applications or need more specific information regarding your sector, contact our team today.