Environmental Monitoring

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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Otis Instrument’s OI-6000K

The OI-6000K is a GEN II Model ambient air gas sensor assembly kit that uses an electrochemical, catalytic bead, PID or infrared sensor element to detect a variety of gases. Non-explosion proof and wired powered, the OI-6000K has an operating voltage of 12-25 VDC (with battery clips) or 110-240 VAC (with cord grips and cable)…

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Arsine Gas Detection and Monitoring

Arsine, also known as arsenic hydride or AsH3, is a colorless, flammable, super toxic gas with a mild garlic odor at higher doses; and is odorless at lower levels. This super toxic gas is formed when arsenic comes in contact with an acid. Arsine vapor is heavier than air, making it more likely to settle…

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Areas Requiring Continuous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however, larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel. In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause…

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Environmental Monitoring with Wired or WireFree Gas Detectors

In the environmental industry, ground gas existence and soil contamination can become hazardous for personnel and the environment. Ground gas migration and emission from anthropogenic sources, like mine grouting, air blast rotary drilling, and blasting, heavily affect pathways and ground gas movements. Depending on the nature of the contamination or activities, various gases may be…

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OI-9850 WireFree Receiver for Diverse Applications

The Otis Instruments OI-9850 Interface WireFree Receiver is a 255-channel receiver that accepts and interprets radio transmissions from up to 255 WireFree sensor assemblies throughout various industries.  The Interface monitors all 255 WireFree addresses and converts signals to a RS-232 or RS-485 Modbus output. Other digital outputs include Ethernet-to-Website and USB Virtual COM PORT. If…

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3 Reasons to Perform Gas Detection Maintenance

Industrial work environments, and those that include confined spaces, are prime targets for exposure to dangerous gases and vapors. Whether portable or fixed, gas detection equipment is essential to have within these atmospheres. However, the regular maintenance that is often required with them is often overlooked. Proper gas detection maintenance of all instruments is the…

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