confined space gas Articles

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Premier Safety

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and brewing, as ...

  • PureAire Combines Oxygen and CO2 Sensors to provide a Dual Gas Monitor to the Marketplace

    As a recognized leader in O2 safety monitoring, PureAire recently explored the need for an O2 monitor where carbon dioxide is used. There are four key cryogenic gases; nitrogen, helium, argon, and carbon dioxide (CO2), which can create an oxygen deficient atmosphere. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) covering cryogenic gases cite that a cryogenic leak can create an unsafe ...

  • A Four Channel Gas Detector for Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Common hazardous gases found in wastewater treatment plant facilities are hydrogen sulphide, methane, ammonia, carbon monoxide, chlorine and oxygen deficiency. Some facilities may also use ozone, chlorine dioxide or sodium hypochlorite with the chlorine during the sanitization treatment process. Furthermore, sulphur dioxide is often used to de-chlorinate the water once the treatment process is ...

  • Don’t Let the Welding Fume Plume Make You Sick

    What’s at Stake? Welding poses a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. What’s the Danger? The fume plume is the clearly visible column of fume that rises directly ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How Many Oxygen Monitors Should Be Installed? Where Should I mount one?

    While OSHA regulations require the use of an oxygen monitor anywhere that compressed gases or cryogenic liquids are used or stored indoors, the regulation does not provide sufficient detail for facilities on how to set up am oxygen monitor. Businesses want to comply with the regulations, but are left wondering what compliance looks like. At PureAire, we're often asked by our customers, ...

  • Increased Demand for PureAire’s Oxygen Monitor for Nitrogen and Helium Storage

    When storing or using Liquid Nitrogen, Helium, CO2, or Argon cylinders in a confined space, what are the potential risks? Gas leaks are the most common, requiring the need for an oxygen deficiency monitor for protecting employees in the workplace.  With inert cryogenic gases, loose or broken fittings can leak gas into a room displacing oxygen, causing impaired judgment or loss of life to ...

  • Brüel & Kjær’s radiation-resistant accelerometers

    Carrying out vibration measurements in harsh industrial environments is much easier for engineers with Brüel & Kjær’s new Type 8347-C Accelerometer. The Type 8347-C accelerometer can withstand temperatures ranging from -196°C (-321°F) to +482°C (+900°F) and has high resistance to radiation. The shear design ensures the accelerometer  superior thermal ...

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • William Tracey Group - Case Study

    Name: Scott Newport Job Title: Divisional Technical Manager Company: William Tracey Group, Scotland, United Kingdom ...

  • I think I smell sewer gas – what should i do?

    The first thing is to make sure the smell is sewer gas—usually a rotten egg smell—and not a natural gas smell—usually smells like a skunk. If you think it’s the natural gas smell, call the natural gas company immediately and if it’s anything but a very faint small—evacuate your home, office, or whenever it is—and wait for the gas company to give you an ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Ten interesting facts about carbon dioxide and the humble carbon dioxide monitor

    We know that the humble carbon dioxide monitor is not the most exciting or sexiest thing in the world, but we take pride in our gas monitoring solutions here at Analox and are happiest when people are kept safe from potentially fatal gas leaks. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • How to bump test and calibrate gas detection equipment

    Introduction ATEX, IEC, British HSE, and US OSHA standards all call for the bump test and calibration of any portable instrument used for worker health and safety protection in a potentially hazardous environment. In order to ensure safety it is necessary not only for the gas meter to read accurately but also ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • The beverage industry`s incorrect way of monitoring for CO2 leaks

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for beverages at major fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, this creates a very unsafe workplace for employees by lowering the breathable oxygen. History seems to repeat itself all too often while dealing with CO2. Due to the CO2 leaks ...

  • CO2 Gas Hazards in the Brewing Industry

    The hazards associated with CO2 in the brewing industry are well known, yet people still die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents in breweries. Just last year in Germany, which has a good safety record, two workers died in separate incidents at the same brewery. In the first incident, the owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. It is ...

  • Co2 Alarms, Osha and you - how to keep your brewery safe

    In our latest blog post, we look at the growth of breweries in the US and how you can keep your employees safe with a CO2 alarm. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Working in confined spaces: did you cover your risks?

    Most industrial facilities have confined spaces. They often get overlooked because access to them is rare. Not surprisingly, many facility managers believe there is no particular reason for concern.  The awakening could be a rude one, as several managers have faced criminal prosecution and substantial fines as a result of fatal accidents. The issue of work in confined spaces is a historical ...

  • 5 Things you may not know about CO2

    There is a lot known about carbon dioxide (CO2) in its natural form as it exists in the Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas. We know that as human beings we need this colourless, odorless gas to live and breathe. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

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