Benzene is an extremely valuable precursor chemical used in various manufacturing activities–but it remains a highly hazardous compound. Very high-level exposure to benzene, even for a short period, can be fatal. Given that benzene ranks among the top 20 chemicals by production volume, and its ubiquity in modern products, benzene detection and analysis is a critical task in a host of industries. This blog post will look at five applications where benzene detection is essential.
Benzene is a colourless chemical with a sweet smell but is highly carcinogenic, making it extremely difficult to detect without specialist equipment. There is a variety of equipment available for detecting benzene and finding the right one is essential. Check out this article to find out more about the different detection methods.
One of our most recent projects includes the implementation of our PID Gas Monitors for a fume extraction company known as Climavent. Their client required these PID detectors in their fume extraction systems to check the state of the carbon filters. Issues with current devices led to the widely successful implementation of IGD’s PID gas monitors, improving the safety of their team, and opening the doors for further opportunities to enhance Climavents gas safety. Read on below for more detail about how the Climavent team became detectably better in their gas safety.
The NEO PID is the most advanced portable gas detector on the global market and is used to monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The sensor can monitor over 700 VOC gas species and reliably detect down to parts per billion levels (ppb) and up to 15,000 parts per million (ppm). This blog post will explore five industry applications in which the NEO PID can be used and the benefits it provides.
As a lot of our readers may have seen in our PID and VOC articles, we frequently mention the terms ‘sputtering’ and ‘humidity’ and their effects on a PID sensor. But what does sputtering mean? And how exactly do these have a negative effect on the performance of a PID? This article aims to answer these questions, detailing these issues and how IGD has managed to negate them from our PID sensors.
Gas detection is provided in two formats: portable (such as the PID portable) and fixed. Understanding gas risks often requires a combination of the two, but there are applications in which only one will do. IGD’s multi-gas and PID portable is well suited for aspects of military applications which will be outlined in this article.
What are VOC gases? Where are they found? How can I mitigate the Hazards of VOC’s? These are all vital to consider if working around VOC gases, as VOCs are extremely hazardous gases causing a plethora of health issues. This article answers all of these important questions, as well as suggesting detectably better gas detection equipment in order to help mitigate the presence of VOC gases. Read on to find out more.
VOC’s are extremely common and can be from surprising sources. Each VOC comes with its own exposure hazards and reasons these need to be monitored, these can be found by accessing each materials Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). But how are these monitored? And why do we monitor these gases? These questions will be answered in this article to help provide a basic understanding of VOC gases and the dangers.
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.
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.