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…

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Detecting and Monitoring Hazardous Gases in Landfills

Landfill gases are produced when bacteria break down organic waste, producing objectionable odors and toxic gases that move through soil and collect in nearby buildings. The gases produced include ammonia, sulfides, methane, carbon dioxide, and other various gases.  The number of gases present in the environment depends on the type of waste decomposing in the…

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Gas Detection Solutions for Wastewater Applications

In the wastewater industry, operators are constantly seeking ways to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel.  The primary gases of concern throughout wastewater plants include hydrogen sulfide, methane and oxygen. Hydrogen sulfide and methane are byproducts of the decomposition of organic materials that are present in waste flows feeding through the plant. The…

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OI-6000 for Monitoring Emissions in Agriculture

Methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and ammonia are emitted from a range of natural sources within the agriculture industry, including marshlands, livestock farming and leakage from natural gas systems. These gases may also be present in confined spaces, such as manure storage facilities and silos. High concentrations of these gases can be explosive, lead to oxygen…

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How to Reduce Gas Leaks in Industrial Environments

Whether in petrochemical facilities, chemical plants or refineries, workplaces that utilize or produce various toxic gases during normal operations and processes must meet industry safety regulations and requirements.  In addition to adhering to these regulations, personnel can take further preventative measures and precautions to help prevent or reduce the frequency of dangerous gas leaks.  Know…

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Telemetry Monitoring for All Industry Sectors

Telemetry monitoring provides an innovative solution to acquiring essential data from remotely located areas within any industry sector and application–including wastewater treatment, oil & gas, agriculture, food & beverage, refineries, and more.  With the remote feature unique to telemetry monitoring, an organization can eliminate excessive traveling, entry into inaccessible places and unnecessary trips to the…

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The Dangers of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical contaminants found in many working environments. Whether a refinery, wastewater facility or laboratory, these common contaminants can become a health hazard to personnel.  VOCs found in workplaces can include: • Caulks, sealants and coatings • Paints, varnishes and stains • Pesticides  • Glues  • Cleaning agents • Fabric materials,…

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Explosion-Proof Instruments for Combustible Work Sites

In combustible work sites, explosion-proof sensor assemblies are vital components to ensure the safety of personnel. Utilizing explosion-proof units can properly monitor atmospheric conditions, detect volatile compounds and unsafe sections of a facility, and help reduce all-around exposure to dangerous environments. Within a sensor assembly, the explosion-proof feature allows operations at a work site to…

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Improving Safety for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Manufacturing pharmaceutical products is a delicate operation that can include processes such as blending, wet and dry granulation, coating, tablet pressing, and more. Producing the exact measurements at a consistent rate and dosage form requires many chemical compounds and substances. Among active pharmaceutical elements, the primary and biologically active medicinal component of the drug; excipients,…

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Who We Are

Established in 1983, Otis Instruments, Inc. has been an international force in gas detection for 30 years. Founded on a commitment to quality customer service, this Texas-based company has been on a narrow path to “building a better product” since its dawning. Otis Instruments is a manufacturer of wired and wireless (WireFree) gas detection and…

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