confined space monitoring Articles

  • Why the use of a CO2 monitor may not be the best solution for protecting workers against leaks from beverage dispensing systems in the fast food industry

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for dispensing beverages at fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, it creates a very unsafe environment for employees because it lowers the concentration of breathable oxygen.  History seems to repeat itself all too often while ...

  • Nanotechnologies dedicated to nucleation control

    This paper highlights the work of our group on the control and the observation of nucleation with techniques using nanotechnologies. This control is performed either by triggering nucleation in time with an external field or by localising it spatially in a microdroplet. Localisation in time using light irradiation induces nucleation by forming radicals; the use of electric field acts locally on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bolderwood Campus Southampton (2) – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem carried out broad spectrum radiological and chemical sampling within confined spaces to ascertain the extent of residual contamination within outlet drain sediments, constructional surfaces and nearby soils. Envirochem were able to draw together many different methods of access, sampling and analytical testing ...

  • 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 ...

  • HawkEye CSO Discharge Alarm System

    Hawkeye is a two-channel GSM telemetry recorder and a joint venture between Hydro-Logic and IETG of Leeds. Hydro-Logic provide the key electronic and firmware technology basing it on our successful Hawk range of outstations. It was the first fully integrated measurement and telemetry system specifically designed to monitor the performance of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). All electronics ...

  • 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

  • Fixed Versus Portable Gas Detection – Which Is Better?

    Did you know that workers are needlessly injured every year as a result of leaking toxic or combustible substances? Such incidents are known to involve a wide range of hazardous gases (including ammonia, carbon monoxide, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, hydrocarbon vapors and so on). The sad reality is that most of these accidents are avoidable if only the workplace is adequately monitored. This leads ...

  • Spray-applied gas membrane system instrumental in methane mitigation at Playa Vista

    The Playa Vista development, located near Marina Del Rey, California, has drawn political opposition over land-use issues and building safety concerns dating back to the 1990’s, which continued through the project’s inception in 2001. At the heart of the public safety concern was naturally occurring methane gas, which is known to be explosive if allowed to accumulate in confined ...

  • 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 ...

  • BTC coatings for trouble-free Boiler Operation

    In April 2014, the CastoLab® Division of Eutectic Canada performed an on-site coating contract for a Steel Mill. The work was performed on a critical section of the Fume Extraction Ducting: a series of water cooled tubes which remove heat from the exhaust fumes exiting the drop box. Conveyed within the ducting is hot ash debris which is corrosive and very abrasive. In this particular job, the ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to assist in the identification of a hydrocarbon contamination source that had resulted in significant vapours within a residential property. Further works to asses the nature and extent of soil contamination were also commissioned, together with detailed vapour risk assessments and subsequent vapour remediation works. ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Gas Distributors and Specialty Gas Suppliers are the Key to Technology Companies

    The technologies that power laptops, smartphones, LED televisions, and other technologies rely on one hidden ingredient: Gas. Compressed and inert gases help create a pure environment, control the temperature, and carry other substances for a high-quality end product. See how the different gases used play a pivotal role in technology product development and also how they introduce health and ...

  • The Dangers of CO2 - Carbon Dioxide Gas Detection

    What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas which occurs naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere at a rate of 400 parts per million (ppm). It is colourless, odourless and non-flammable. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Understanding the Benefits of Fixed Gas Detection

    "Fixed gas detection is an essential method of ensuring maximum protection for personnel and plant. There are a variety of technologies available for a multitude of applications. Understanding fixed gas detection is the first step in providing safety." What is fixed gas detection? Fixed gas detection is installed with the aim of providing continuous, area and personnel protection. ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • CPI Case Study - Safe-OX+ and A50

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK-based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing, Catapult. CPI enables businesses to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes.  CPI operates across a broad range of technologies including; Industrial ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • 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

  • The use of shallow high resolution seismic reflection data to determine drilling locations at the Apache powder superfund site.

    INTRODUCTION Groundwater contamination at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona includes dissolved nitrate-N and perchlorate. Past studies have determined that these contaminants migrate laterally from a perched zone underlying Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. operating areas into the shallow aquifer of the San Pedro River alluvium (shallow aquifer). The base of both the ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Analox ‘back at the lab again’ for Analytica

    Members of the Analox team will attending one of the largest laboratory and analytical equipment shows in the world this year, hosting an exhibition stand in partnership ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Football’s not coming home, but hopefully CO2 supplies are

    It might have surprised you to read recently that if you have ever eaten a crumpet or drank a beer in the pub, carbon dioxide (CO2) has played a large role in the process to make them both, plus many other everyday products and foods that you’ve never thought about before. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are prone to explosive risks due to the presence of volatile, flammable compounds inside the building. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the dangers of such hazardous environments through a federal safety investigation of a Canastota wastewater plant. In 2014, a worker died from third-degree burns after a devastating ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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