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.
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.
International Gas Detectors Ltd are proud to introduce the release of a new range of PID (VOC) fixed detectors, as well as a new range of portable VOC detectors. These two big additions to our product range allow us to offer a full VOC detector range and provide the best possible detection for our customers. IGD have over a 100+ years manufacturing experience in gas detection and over two decades of PID detection experience. Read our article to learn how we are raising the standard for VOC detection.
Firefighters are continuously exposed to many seen and unseen dangers during their day to day activities. One such unseen hazard is the combination of carbon monoxide (CO) and Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) when tackling fires. Both of these gases are toxic in their own right but combined together they create what is termed the Toxic Twins. Our latest article highlights the toxicity of these gases on their own and also combined together. Plus our solutions for firefighters in the form of the POLI portable.