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Pulp & Paper

The same paper mills that create harmless household products have serious hazards in the production process—extremely heavy pulpwood loads that threaten to fall or slide, equipment misuse, gas hazards, and other dangers. 

Given the risks, it’s essential to be aware of the atmospheric hazards throughout the paper-making process. The white liquor used in pulping contains sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium sulfide (Na2S), and both can pose a potential risk to humans. The boilers that power the process create carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic asphyxiant, through combustion. Other toxic gases present at paper mills include hydrogen sulfide (H2S), chlorine (Cl2), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), most of which are extremely dangerous--even in low concentrations. 

Whether it’s a sawmill, pulp mill, or power plant, ensuring that everyone is safe can be challenging. That's why it’s crucial to not only detect gas hazards but also have immediate visibility into gas hazards and safety conditions across a site. Wireless gas detectors provide ongoing, real-time data to both workers and safety professionals who can monitor the situation remotely through live monitoring software like iNet® Now. With a multi-gas monitor, workers can have visibility into the full spectrum of toxic gases with only one small device and quickly transition to remote sampling with a slide-on pump. Using LENS® wireless connectivity, our Ventis® Pro5 multi-gas monitors can keep workers informed of hazards affecting other team members with shared gas readings plus man-down and panic alarms. 

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Worker with gas detector and live monitoring iNet Exchange

With SAFER One® dynamic plume modeling, you can quickly identify the source, severity, and community impact of a chemical event, giving you the details you need to make informed decisions about when, where, and how to respond to ensure the protection of your workers and surrounding community.

Despite several gas hazards inherent to the pulp and paper industry, today’s paper mills have options to help protect you and other workers. Gas detection hardware and software can not only detect hazards, but also relay that information quickly so the proper people can act. We have the technology to provide a safer working environment for our pulp and paper workers—it’s time to use it.

  • Multi-Gas Monitor

    Ventis Pro5

    Detect up to five gases and connect teams with alarm sharing and remote live monitoring. A man-down alarm, panic button, and custom on-screen messages make it easy to communicate in an emergency.

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  • Multi-Gas Monitor

    MX6 iBrid

    Detect up to six gases with hundreds of possible sensor combinations and an internal motorized pump. The MX6 iBrid multi-gas meter adapts to provide advanced gas detection for sampling and permitting tasks.

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  • Multi-Gas Monitor

    Ventis MX4

    Detect up to four gases with an ultra-portable, rugged multi-gas meter. Eliminate the need for extra monitors and seamlessly transition from personal monitoring to confined space sampling with a slide-on pump.

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  • Multi-Gas Monitor

    Tango TX2

    Detect two gases with individual sensors to increase alarm accuracy, reduce unnecessary shutdowns, and improve incident data quality. A two-year run time for this multi-gas meter eliminates the need for charging infrastructure.

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  • Area Monitor

    Radius BZ1

    Loud alarms, bold LED lights, and customizable action messages cut through even the busiest work areas. Local and remote monitoring means that both teams on-site and safety managers off-site know how to respond to hazards.

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