PEMEX Gulf of Mexico Fire

Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) stated five people died, six are injured and two are missing following a fire on Sunday, August 22nd, on the E-Ku-A2 offshore platform, located in the Bay of Campeche. One of the workers who died during the incident was an employee at PEMEX, while the other four were contractors from an oil…

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Toxic Gas Monitoring in Agriculture

Three brothers trapped in a manure pit, fixing a manure pump before they passed out from fumes, on their livestock farm have died. Rescue teams found the men unconscious and unable to move in the pit Tuesday, August 10th in the afternoon. Authorities identified the victims as Gary, Todd and Brad Wuebker. All three were…

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Methane Emissions Monitoring

The United States Congress recently approved a resolution reversing a rule from President Trump’s administration that lowered requirements for targeting methane emissions in oil and gas well operations. This makes a 2016 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule the valid standard again with respect to reducing methane emissions, showing that the current administration is moving ahead…

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Gas Detection for Wastewater Applications

There are several important factors to consider when choosing the right gas detection technology for water and wastewater treatment plants. The ideal detector will be simple to operate and maintain and provide reliable and accurate results. Wastewater treatment generates flammable and toxic gases including methane and hydrogen sulfide. Oxygen enrichment and ozone are also hazards…

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Portable Gas Detection Solutions in Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industry handles different gases for a variety of applications such as carbonization and refrigeration. These gases are undetectable to the human eye and are often odorless, causing exposure and inhalation to result in serious health problems. Monitoring these gases is vital to not only guarantee food quality and hygiene but also…

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Oil & Gas Preparation for Hurricane Season

All oil and gas companies along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico have been preparing for hurricane season. Having a storm preparation and response plan is not a task companies can quickly create. Instead, it can be a year-round process to ensure the utmost safety of workers and work sites onshore and offshore.…

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Shelf Life and Use of Calibration Gas Mixtures

When using your instruments for gas detection, monitors should be properly calibrated for or your readings may be inaccurate. To properly calibrate your device, the user will need to use a specific concentration of the gas trying to be detected. This is known as a “calibration gas”, which comes in cylinders that are usually made…

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Resources from Otis Instruments

Experts from Otis Instruments share their industry knowledge and other useful information regarding products and more through downloadable documents. Interested in gas detection equipment but not sure where to start or what to look for? Check out our latest product catalog to view all Otis Instrument devices as well as their accessories to find the…

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Essentials in a Gas Detection Program

Companies should often review their gas detection program and procedures to ensure the best solutions in case of an emergency or maintenance are practiced. If not updated and reviewed on a regular basis, the risks of accidents and other harmful health scenarios increases. Below are some essentials that should be in your gas detection program.…

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Market Solutions for All Industries

Otis Instruments offers innately robust and dependable gas detection solutions from a range of units. Our products are capable of serving applications in the harshest environments across a multitude of industries.  Our systems provide ease of use and implementation to comply with varying industry demands. Gas detection units offer electrochemical, catalytic bead, infrared, low-power infrared,…

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