Boiler Room Safety

Gas-fired boilers are used in many situations, from small boilers in schools or offices to large installations. Natural gas, often methane, is one of the most frequently used fuels for the heating of both industrial and commercial property. Methane is around 50% of the weight of air and will rise upwards towards the ceiling or…

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Different Management Programs within Your Gas Detection Safety Plan

Companies have to ensure gas detectors work properly, are utilized correctly and have knowledge of where and when their workers are potentially exposed to hazardous gases. To achieve these ideas, there are several management styles that should be present within your gas detection safety plan: compliance, equipment, personnel, and hazards. Compliance management allows managers to…

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Connected Safety Solutions to Improve Worker Well-being

Connected safety solutions within gas detection programs remove the risk of relying just on human senses within hazardous environments and utilize technology in a meaningful way to maintain worker safety while gathering relevant data for future planning. By doing so, you increase safety for your workers, gain useful data to make crucial decisions and save…

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Detection Solutions for Cement Production Companies

Cement is the core component of concrete used throughout many processes and industries, especially in construction. With the increased demand for more construction worldwide, there is a higher need for concrete as it is a universally used building component.  During cement and concrete production, gases are produced that could harm humans and the environment, and…

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New EPA Ruling Affects Oil and Gas Industry

A case brought before the Supreme Court, West Virginia v. EPA, resulted in the Court restricting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, in a 6-3 decision. This limits the EPA’s ability to regulate the oil and gas industry with new regulations, as the case sought to…

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Gas Detection Maintenance and Management for Large Industrial Sites

Gas detection maintenance and management is an important factor when using and maintaining your gas detection equipment, especially for large industrial sites. When not utilized properly, companies struggle to obtain useful data that helps the consistent need to improve operations, site and worker safety, and more. Large industrial job sites have many hazards needing to…

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Wearable Gas Detection Technology

While PPE has not traditionally had the capabilities to help prevent human error, the latest safety innovations, such as gas detection wearables, can help provide visibility and data-driven insights, creating adaptable, proactive safety programs and establishing a behavior-based safety culture. Wearable gas detection is designed to be worn by each individual worker while on the…

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Why Is Real-Time Data Important?

Although most agree that real-time data benefits safety programs by providing information that leads to better decision-making, some may wonder if real-time data is as crucial as they’ve heard. A gas detector that is continually calibrated and bump-tested is a powerful personal protective device. But it alone is not enough to help ensure the highest…

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Understanding the Importance of Modbus Register Maps

Modbus is an industrial protocol standard that was created in the late 1970’s for communication among programmable logic controllers (PLCs). To put it simply, Modbus Register Maps lists data from a device that defines what the data is, where the data is stored, and how the data is stored. Modbus remains the most widely available…

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Product Videos

Did you know that Otis Instruments offers product videos? These informational videos show end-users how to properly use our gas detection products. Our Master Controller video showcases the product’s sustainability in any industry, providing customers safety within the working environments for their processes and workers. Another video discusses the various industries Otis Instruments has served…

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