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.
Oxygen (O2) depletion monitors are devices capable of measuring the ambient concentration of atmospheric oxygen and signalling when Ievels have fallen. This can enable action to be taken before an evacuation is required and levels become dangerous. In addition to oxygen depletion, problems arise when oxygen levels are too high. This oxygen “enrichment” (levels above 23%) can be dangerous; increasing the chances of combustion and the intensity of fires. In summary, oxygen detectors can signal all dangerous levels of oxygen and are important instruments for a range of applications.