Wired Gas Detection

The Basics of Gas Detection Equipment

Gas detection equipment is used to reliably detect combustible and toxic gases throughout diverse applications within a range of industries. Detecting these gases helps protect the safety of the workforce, workplace and the environment. Effectively monitoring the air quality of an area with gas detection equipment requires three components: good technique, appropriate equipment and sufficient…

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Aviation Gas Detection Solutions

Confined spaces in aircraft carriers can become a large risk if oxygen levels are altered and toxic gases at high concentrations, such as jet fuel, are present. Oxygen-deficient and enriched areas create combustible domains are one of the main hazards that must be monitored in an aircraft to maintain the safety of the pilots and…

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The Relationship Between Humidity and PID Sensors

Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the atmosphere or in a given space. Water vapor is known as the gaseous state of water and is invisible to the human eye, even though we can feel it in certain environmental conditions. Warmer weather causes water to evaporate at a faster pace, usually near…

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Gas Monitoring Solutions For Your Unique Needs

When it comes to gas detection and sensing technologies, it is a vast topic that can have an array of solutions depending on the industry and application. Having unique needs and requirements, Otis Instruments provides products and systems that protect your personnel, property, and surrounding community.  AgricultureAgriculture applications have a vast range of processes that…

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The Importance of Gas Detection Certifications

Gas detection certifications give customers the assurance that the equipment and devices they purchase are reliable in their industry and application. With hazards present across a variety of industries and applications, customers need assurance that their safety systems can withstand those hazards and alert personnel of dangerous conditions at a specific location. Locations are classified…

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What is the Age of Experience?

Over the last five years, data has transformed due to the technologies available and the amount of information that can be collected. Now, the age of experience is turning that data into 3D visualizations. In past years, companies from a variety of industries utilized technology to provide useful statistics to make sound decisions, known as…

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The Dangers of Lithium Mining

Lithium is a white powder that is essential for the manufacture of electric car batteries. In 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), global production is close to 100,000 metric tons, a figure 20% higher than in 2020. Global consumption in 2021 is estimated to be 93,000 metric tons. This is due to strong…

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Gas Detection Training with Otis Instruments

Ensuring your employees understand the gas detection systems in place, their abilities and maintenance, and warning signs of faulty equipment leads to improved device performance and sustainability. In today’s work environment, new talent with experience in the field is difficult to attract and retain. This often leads to a reduction in employees and employee specialization;…

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Achieving Success Through Safety

In the late 1960s, occupational injuries and illnesses were continuously increasing in both number and severity. Disabling injuries had increased by 20% from the decade before, and 14,000 workers were dying on the job each year. OSHA Statistics According to studies hosted by OSHA and other safety institutions In the last 25 years, more than…

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Formaldehyde Detection in Laboratory Applications

Formaldehyde is a highly-reactive, colorless, poisonous gas created by the oxidation of methanol, consistently utilized in laboratory applications. It is the simplest of aldehydes, and is a precursor to many other compounds. This chemical is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, fixative, and preservative, most often in laboratory settings.  Formaldehyde is commonly distributed as a 37%…

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