Handling and treating effluent presents a wide range of hazards, from confined spaces to the treatment processes. Effluent, wastewater and water treatment also ranges across a wide range of industries, expanding the encounterable hazards significantly. One of these hazards commonly encountered involves VOC gases. These compounds can present a wide range of issues; thus, a VOC gas sensor is extremely useful in this industry. Read on to find out more about the VOCs encountered when monitoring effluent, the hazards and the VOC gas sensor solution on offer.
Gas detectors are usually categorised as either being fixed, portable or transportable. All of these types have a range of methods of detecting gas or vapour hazards and have their own strengths and weaknesses. Selecting the correct solution depends on the circumstance of operation, topography of the site or application and the nature of the gas hazard. For example fixed systems are impractical for sewer workers operating in confined spaces. This type of application suits a portable personal gas detector. Similarly an indoor process in a lab or production facility requires 24 hour monitoring, something a portable detector cannot provide. In some instances a combination of both fixed and portable provides the best solution so correct assessment of the hazard and best available technology to monitor is vital.
Cleanrooms are found across a wide range of industries for a vast range of uses. This includes the most common ones such as laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical as well as semi-conductor applications and many other less common ones. Each of these industries need to monitor VOCs for a wide range of reasons, from the hazards they may cause to the personnel to the effects on the work they are doing, thus a fixed VOC monitor will be needed in each of these applications. This article will detail the reasons why a Fixed VOC Monitor may be required in each application as well as the hazards that come with VOCs. This article will also detail the revolutionary Fixed VOC Monitors on offer from IGD. Read on below to find out more.
MRI units are not commonly thought of when talking about gas safety, however these areas can quickly become dangerous when leaks occur. Understanding the dangers of MRI units as well as the gases used within them are vital to understanding why O2 monitors are required in these areas. This article covers all of the essential information in understanding this. Including the gases encountered in these areas to providing you details of IGD’s detectably better solution in O2 monitors.
How long does a VOC sensor last? VOC sensors based on Photo-Ionisation technology (PID) are more complex than most other types of gas detector. PID based detectors utilise an Ultra-violet (UV) lamp to ionise the gas sample. The life of the UV lamp is one of the on-going costs of ownership for this type of detector. This article delves into the typical lamp life currently on the market and why it is capped at a certain amount. IGDs specialist knowledge in PID detection however allows us to set the standard with our revolutionary new development in VOC sensor technology. Read our article to learn more about our latest improvement.
The recent COP 26 summit in Glasgow made a large amount of promises in regard to pollution management. One of the main focuses of this summit was the mitigation of climate change, including the reduction of N2O gas emissions. Implementing a nitrous oxide monitors is proven to be the most effective way to reduce your N2O emissions, but why do I need to do this? And what is the most suitable, detectably better device for my application? Read on below for the best advice from our team of experts.
The cryogenics industry involves production and handling of materials at very low temperatures, even as low as -196°C. This can be found in a wide range of industries depending on the type of work being undertaken (generally used in the medical sector such as in MRI units and laboratories). A wide range of gases can therefore be found in this industry due to the use of low-temperature liquified gases, meaning gas detection is essential to keep personnel safe from asphyxiation. IGD supply a full range of world renowned oxygen gas detectors, perfect for the cryogenics industry to help in mitigating these hazards, but first it is important to understand the hazards of the cryogenics industry.
Exposure to harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can cause a variety of acute and chronic health problems. Since VOCs are produced in especially high concentrations in heavy industry, it’s essential for the safety and wellbeing of personnel that reliable and accurate VOC monitors are installed in these environments. In this post, we take a look at what VOCs are, the risks they pose in heavy industry, and how VOC monitors can help minimize these risks.
International Gas Detectors (IGD) recently completed a large gas detection project in partnership with Medical Pipelines Services Ltd. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development, for the University of Manchester, is the UK’s largest engineering campus with over three hundred (300+) IGD TOC-750 addressable gas detectors protecting staff and students 24/7. Read our case study to learn more on how we helped University of Manchester protect staff and students 24/7 from gas leaks.
Gas detection is almost always categorised by being either fixed or portable detection, but each of these categories can be further classified as either ATEX or safe area area detection. ATEX rated gas detectors are suitable for explosive atmospheres, known as ATEX zones. These are areas where we can expect flammable gases and/or vapours to be present. Safe area detection is suitable for all other areas that aren’t explosive atmospheres, there are many examples. Our article aims to provide guidance and answer the question why and where you would use a safe area VOC gas detector.