Manufacturing industries use chemicals and machinery that can produce dangerous levels of poisonous gases. The presence of these gases can be apparent through their pungent smell, but others are odourless and tasteless making them particularly hazardous. The most common types of toxic gasses found in industrial workplaces include ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, chlorine, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxde.
Gas detectors are essential to protecting your staff and your site from the dangers of noxious gasses. Gas detectors can be used to detect combustible gasses, flammable gases, gases that pose inhalation hazards and gases that can asphyxiate by preventing the intake of oxygen. The early warning system that gas detectors provide can ensure staff are able to evacuate an area before toxic gas levels reach a level where they cause harm. This is especially important for staff who are working in confined spaces.
How are gas levels monitored?
There are several methods used to detect the presence of different gases:
- Electrochemical detectors are most commonly used for the detection of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, chlorine, and nitrogen oxide.
- Metal Oxide semiconductors are also used for detecting toxic gases (commonly carbon monoxide).
- Catalytic sensors are used to detect combustible gases such as hydrocarbon.
- Infrared sensors detect combustible gases, specifically hydrocarbon vapours.
EAS will provide advice on the right sensor for your company’s needs and provide a certified design and installation service. All gas monitors installed by EAS are tested and calibrated using current standards and testing equipment to ensure they operate when you need them.
EAS will work with you to design an inspection, testing and calibration schedule suited to your company’s specific Gas Detection requirements, whether it be monthly, six monthly or annually. We can also programme a friendly reminder into our job management software to remind you when your next calibration/maintenance is due.
We will also provide you with an asset register and documentation to back up our testing to ensure your company remains compliant with health and safety standards.
EAS are experienced in the installation, inspection, maintenance, testing and calibration of gas monitoring devices. We ensure we keep up-to-date with the latest standards and equipment available to meet your needs.
If you would like advice or servicing for your gas monitoring solutions, get in touch with the EAS team today on 834 0505.