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Gas Detection by Application

See how our gas detection solutions work in real-life applications.

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Hot Work

OSHA defines hot work as any work that produces a source of ignition or involves burning, welding, or using fire- or spark-producing tools.

Although hot work presents many risks, the potential for starting a fire may be the most significant. That’s why a pre-work hazard assessment—including a work permit—is crucial and should include testing for potentially flammable or combustible materials. Once work begins, both the immediate work area and surrounding areas should be monitored throughout the job.

Turnarounds and Shutdowns

When it comes to turnarounds and shutdowns, the influx of maintenance workers, plant employees, and contractors can add confusion and uncertainty to an already complex and busy workplace. 

Although operational processes are shut down for less than 5 percent of the year, 70 percent of major accidents occur during these non-routine operations. This is why maintaining a strong and reliable gas detection program is an essential part of employee safety. These situations drive the need for additional gas detection equipment, maintenance, and training.

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Confined Spaces

Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous—low oxygen levels, combustible gases, and toxic substances are just a few of the threats you may encounter. 

Before entering a confined space, you need to understand the regulations, obtain permits, gear up, and test the atmosphere in the space. Even after the space has been checked and certified as safe, you must monitor the air continuously while workers are inside. You can further improve safety by sharing gas readings from within the confined space with an attendant, so they always know what's happening.

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Lone Workers

If a lone worker is exposed to hazardous gases, dangerous weather conditions, or has a medical emergency, how will you know? If you do find out, will you know where to send help? 

Managing a mobile workforce presents its own set of challenges, from ensuring lone workers are safe to knowing they are productive. Today, nearly every industry deploys lone workers, including oil and gas, utilities, water treatment, and chemical manufacturing. Real-time monitoring with flexible connectivity options make it easy to stay connected with workers in the field.

In-Plant Monitoring

Managing plant operations is a major responsibility. It's essential to not only maintain productivity and control costs, but also keep every worker safe. Knowing where health and safety hazards exist and prioritizing maintenance projects expands your ability to minimize risk and reduce plant downtime. 

One way to achieve and maintain a hazard-free workplace is to connect workers to live monitoring software. Live monitoring allows you to know what is happening in your facility at any given moment, increasing your ability to respond in an emergency and take proactive actions to prevent the situation in the future.

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