Posts Tagged ‘automation and controls’

Otis Instrument’s OI-7032 for Hazardous Worksite Analysis

Data logging monitors keep useful data on-hand that can be utilized by personnel to analyze the hazards within a potentially hazardous worksite, allowing them to make informed decisions for future incidents. The use of this data can improve the overall safety of an application or workplace, as they are key points for reference in post-incident…

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Wastewater Detection with Otis Instrument’s OI-6400

In the wastewater industry, operators are constantly seeking ways to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel. The main gasses 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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The Cube Detection Instrument for Toxic Gasses in Ambient Air

Otis Instruments’ the Cube, part of the OI-6000 Series of gas detectors from Otis Instruments, is a versatile assembly that uses an electrochemical, infrared or photoionization detector (PID) sensor element to detect a variety of toxic gasses. The Cube is a wired power (12 to 35 VDC) device that contains 4-20 mA analog and RS-485…

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Detection Solutions for Cannabis Extraction and Processing Facilities

With the increase of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, worker safety concerns are on the rise within the cannabis extraction, processing and manufacturing industry. Many of these concerns are in regard to gas hazards, which may exist during cannabis processes and within the facilities in which they occur. Solvent extraction is used…

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Gas Detection for Battery Storage

It is very common for both commercial and industrial premises to have battery backup facilities to provide short-term backup power, in case of power failure in the building. Hydrogen is a common by-product when charging and storing in battery rooms, requiring gas detection to ensure worker safety. Applications can range from emergency care units, data…

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OIA-SDPUMP by Otis Link

The Otis Instruments WireFree OIA-SDPUMP measures the gas concentration in the head-space of a tank before opening the thief hatch. The instrument draws in an air sample at a configurable period (for example every 15 minutes), allowing the sensor to report back the present gas concentration that may be present.  A message is sent to…

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Gas and Flame Gas Detection for Complete Safety

Lower explosive limits (LELs) are the lowest concentration of a gas or vapor in ambient air that can ignite an explosion. Because of the amount of risk associated with flammable and explosive gases and the problematic confined space entry regulations, detectors that keep LELs in mind are seen as the go-to technology for flammable gases. …

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Worker Distress Reduced with Gas Detection Solutions

There are many industries that utilize chemicals and toxic gases within their procedures, which can lead to certain dangers and health hazards. If not properly monitored, workers experience various symptoms, some of which are lethal, when exposed to toxic gas being used. This results in worker distress, which can ultimately lead to a negative projection…

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Improving Evacuation Management with Otis Link and Otis Instruments

Evacuation management is a necessary element of safety planning for oil and gas operations. Otis Instruments offers gas detection solutions to monitor environmental conditions while Otis Link keeps users connected and notifies all personnel when a dangerous situation arises, resulting in workers needing to evacuate. It is important for site managers to be prepared to…

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Connecting Your Workers to Technology for Improved Safety and Productivity

Connectivity has transformed how companies better their safety programs while improving productivity. Industries such as oil & gas, chemical production and more are leading the way in terms of adopting connected worker technologies. With a reported 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses, and an estimated 80 to 90% of those attributed to human error, personal…

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