Environmental Monitoring

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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Complete Management with Otis’ Master Controller

The Master Controller is an information system providing complete monitoring, control and management of field assets both remotely and on-site. With the Master Controller, users have access to a flexible interface and customizable master screen. Designed to meet the demanding, complex needs of any industry, this instrument allows for process equipment management, complete pump monitoring,…

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Saving Lives Through Gas Detection Equipment

Harmful gases are released into the environment on a regular basis. If the application doesn’t have a gas detection system in place, your workers could be exposed to toxic gases without knowing it. Gas detection systems are widely popular and usually required due to their life-saving abilities. Harmful gases can possess many properties; some are…

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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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