The Basics of Gas Detection Equipment

Gas detection equipment is used to reliably detect combustible and toxic gases throughout diverse applications within a range of industries. Detecting these gases helps protect the safety of the workforce, workplace and the environment. Effectively monitoring the air quality of an area with gas detection equipment requires three components: good technique, appropriate equipment and sufficient knowledge. 

Good Technique
To maintain accurate results within hazardous atmospheres, good technique is essential. As some gases rise while others sink, monitoring an area both high and low is considered a good technique for proper detection. When using gas detection equipment, other good techniques include considering the meter once it alarms and performing air monitoring activities slowly for proper registration. 

Appropriate Equipment
Over the past decade, air monitoring technology has steadily advanced with a goal of an easy-to-use product(s) that detects accurate results for enhanced user safety. Implementing suitable gas detection technology for operations is essential to reach safety standards. Because the complexity of gas detection equipment offers customized air monitoring solutions, it is up to the industry to determine its own requirements and adopt the appropriate equipment for its application. 

Sufficient Knowledge
When gas detection equipment is not used properly, faulty results may occur, leading to disastrous situations. Air monitoring should be approached systematically to generate reliable results and optimize atmospheres. As gas detection technology becomes more complex, characteristics vary, and the importance of system training has heightened. Failure to thoroughly train workers to use and maintain gas detection equipment may compromise safety. 

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. If you would like more information about gas detection solutions for your application or have a question for us, contact our team today.