Hazardous Gas Articles

  • A Hazardous Road to Success

    Chromatotec have established themselves in the Forefront of Sulphur Analysis in Hazardous Areas. Their latest Enhancement of their MEDOR range has Augmented their Rapid Rise in this Expanding Market. Most natural gas production and exploitation sites are considered to be hazardous area. This is certainly the case when it comes to Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) sites. It is vital ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • FAQ - Ammonia Gas Detection Systems

    Please view the full article to find the answers to these questions: Where might hazardous levels of ammonia occur? What ammonia gas detectors are available from CETCI? At what height should ammonia gas detectors be mounted? Where on the ceiling should the ammonia gas detector be located? How many ammonia gas detectors are required? What is a bump test and why should they ...

  • Selecting Fire and Gas Detectors for Harsh and Remote Locations

    Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations: Liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in the frozen Russian Arctic. Drilling platforms in the swells of the North Sea. Pipelines that cross miles of heaving permafrost or blowing desert sands. These are some of the settings where industrial fire and gas detectors encounter extreme conditions and yet must perform accurately and ...

  • Don’t Let the Pressure of Compressed Gas Get to You

    What’s at Stake? The hazards associated with compressed gas include oxygen displacement, fires, explosions, toxic effects from certain gases, reactivity and projectile concerns. What’s the Danger? An employee was killed when a compressed gas cylinder turned into a projectile because its valve was knocked off. Another worker suffocated after ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Why high temperature combustion of landfill gas?

    Due to the accumulation of knowledge and the tightening of environmental law, the landfill technology has increasingly become concerned with the management of trace compounds in landfill gas. With landfill gas, contamination is through sulphur, chlorine, fluorine, halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other trace elements such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), impose environmental ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • A Two Channel Gas Detector for Monitoring Hazardous Gases in the Workplace

    The potential for exposure to hazardous gases is a concern in many workplace environments. To ensure the safety of the workers, equipment, and the facility, areas presenting a gas hazard should be monitored by gas detectors. Commercial buildings that share a warehouse with manufacturing and/or service work in the back and offices in the front are a prime place for harmful gases and vapours ...

  • Explosion Proof vs Intrinsically Safe Gas Detectors

    It only takes a spark to start a fire or cause an explosion, especially when flammable gases or vapours are present under the right conditions. There are industries that operate in these types of hazardous environments where the potential for explosions is extremely high, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, paint shops, cleaning facilities, tanks and loading facilities for flammable gases, ...

  • Monitoring Multiple Gas Hazards in Ice Arenas

    The equipment used in an arena such as an ice re-surfacer, ice edger, floor sweepers, lift trucks and other special equipment are more often powered by fuel than electricity. The exhaust produced by the gas, propane or diesel fuel powered machines emits, into the air, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates. Ammonia (NH3) is commonly used in the ice chiller mechanical room ...

  • Boskalis invests in a new, environmentally friendly high flow pump unit

    Boskalis Nederland is a part of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Boskalis was established in 1910 and has expanded from a local dredging contractor to a leading global maritime services company with over 11.000 employees. Originally, dredging and earth moving were the core activities of the company. They are now additionally active in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Tailor-made controls for hazardous, corrosive and subsea environments

    With the oil and gas industry in general facing pressures of extracting from marginal fields on and off-shore, it is vital that every platform is designed to be as energy efficient and productive as possible. In a recent interview Kevin Aston, a product expert at Rotork Midland, said: “Midland-ACS, which is the industry recognised brand of Rotork Midland, has been providing products and ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Restriction of gas losses in an overpressurised CO 2 reservoir using gel technology

    The overpressurised CO 2 field Bečej (Serbia) was explored in 1951. At the end of 1968, an uncontrolled gas blowout of Bč-5 well lasted 209 days resulting in 35 bars pressure drop in the reservoir until 2007. Hence, the substantial loss of reserve (> 17 billion m 3 ) became a critical issue of the operator. Environmental friendly chemicals should be used only for well rehabilitation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor Air Quality and Hazardous Gas Detection

    Indoor air contaminants come in a variety of forms and originate from multiple sources. Interactions between building materials and furnishings, activities and equipment inside the building, internal temperature and relative humidity, filtration and ventilation system operations, climate and building occupants all contribute to the indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial, industrial, residential ...

  • Glutaraldehyde – Health Hazards in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

    Glutaraldehyde is very similar to Formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, Glutaraldehyde exists at room temperature as a liquid, whereas Formaldehyde exists under those conditions as a gas, which can easily be dissolved in water. Glutaraldehyde is very similar to formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Flammable Hazards

    Flammable Hazards The difference between a gas and a vapor is that vapors arise from liquids, whereas gases are normally in a gaseous state. Flammable vapors present additional sampling concerns (for example, we must prevent vapors from returning to the liquid state during sampling). The 3 Elements of Fire Three elements must be present for a flammable ...

  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • Classifying Hazardous Areas

    The IEC is composed of approximately 40 countries including the United States. The purpose of the IEC is to establish standards for a wide variety of electrical products with the intent of encouraging international trade. The IEC has assigned a technical committee, TC 31, to develop recommendations covering equipment, testing procedures and classification standards for areas where the potential ...

  • 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 ...

  • Design and optimisation for fixed area cellular layout problems using GA and SAA

    This paper compares two familiar optimisation algorithms named Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Simulated Annealing Algorithm (SAA) to find out the best algorithm which is suitable for solving the cellular layout design problems. The objective is to minimise the movement of parts within the cell by appropriate placement of machines. In determining the physical location of work centres, some relative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fixed price contract versus incentive–based contract in the oil and gas industry

    The research question of this paper is to analyse when an operator and a service provider prefer a fixed price contract, common in the oil and gas industry, versus the uncommon incentive–based contract. The contracts are modelled with 20 parameters and one free choice variable which is the time to complete the project determined by the service provider. The method is to determine the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fixed price contract versus incentive-based contract in the oil and gas industry

    Abstract: The research question of this paper is to analyse when an operator and a service provider prefer a fixed price contract, common in the oil and gas industry, versus the uncommon incentive-based contract. The contracts are modelled with 20 parameters and one free choice variable which is the time to complete the project determined by the service provider. The method is to determine the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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