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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Gas Detection Essential for Glass Production Companies

Glass production is a necessary application as it provides various goods across a variety of industries. Most commonly, glass products create mass manufacturing of float glass as it complies with modern building standards and achieves environmental legislation regulations. However, the processes and procedures involved with glass production utilize toxic chemicals and gases that can affect…

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How Gas Detection Equipment Becomes Certified

Many industries and applications contain workplace hazards, especially those handling toxic chemicals that can compromise the health and safety of workers, as well as the job site. These dangerous locations within the site are classified by their risk and the likelihood of an accident occurring,  Classifications are determined by standards set by the National Electric…

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Wastewater Detection with the OI-6400

In the wastewater industry, operators are constantly seeking ways to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel.  The main 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 the plant. The constant…

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Gas Detection with Otis’ OI-675

The Otis Instruments OI-675 electrochemical sensor assembly is a wired-powered versatile system with the ability to detect a variety of gases, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).  The OI-675 sensor assembly features a three-character, 7-segment display screen. A magnetically-triggered, non-intrusive calibration while in the field and full system…

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