Hazardous Gas Monitoring Articles

  • Twelve principles for introducing sustainable energy storage to the electrical grid

    Researchers have provided a set of guidelines to help policymakers, designers and operators develop sustainable solutions for energy-storage systems for electricity grids. The guidelines cover a range of energy-storage technologies and grid-integration options. As societies move towards decarbonising the world’s energy supply and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy storage is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Gas Detection in Recreation Facilities: Can the same detector work for pools and arenas?

    It is not uncommon for the same recreational facility to offer both skating and swimming amenities, two very different environments with different potential gas hazards. Given the fact that there is a possibility of 6 different types of gas to monitor and the large area between the two types of facilities, a single detector will not provide the monitoring requirements for both areas. It is ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS

    INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS DX99 FlexPower nodes from Banner Engineering are available in metal housing for gas and dust atmospheres A series of intrinsically safe wireless communication nodes certified for worldwide use in explosive gas or dust atmospheres is available from Banner Engineering. The nodes interface ...


    By Banner Engineering Corp.

  • 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

  • Prioritising sources of risk at liquefied natural gas storage terminals in Mexico

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations and facilities are growing in scale and number in developed and developing countries. The associated hazards to human health and safety and the environment are being addressed systematically. This paper discusses and refines existing methods to perform identification, screening, and prioritisation for a variety of sources of risk in LNG processes. The steps ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Not All Hazards are the Same: Design considerations for matching flame and gas hazards to detector technologies

    Not all flame and gas hazards in facilities are the same, therefore the detection technology chosen should be specific to the type of hazard to be detected. How do users select technologies to see certain fires or detect certain gases? The intent of this paper is to give a broad introduction to the selection and use of flame and gas detector technologies. We will answer questions such as these: ...

  • MIOX offers another sanitizing alternative

    It was with great interest that I read your article titled “Drinking It In”(February 2007). The story specifically mentions filtrations and UV as two examples of water technologies used in the aquatics business. I would like to bring to your readers’ attention another promising technology that got its start in the municipal water market. Chlorine-based mixed oxidants originally were developed for ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Safe disposal of exhaust gas from storage tanks in Finland

    Type     HOFGAS®--IPM 6500 and 4 xHOFGAS®- IFM4c 15000 Performance     Blower station 6,500 Nm³/h - Flare burner 4x1,650 Nm³/h / 4x15,000 kW Client     Neste Jacobs Oy (FI) Situation Every fortnight a tanker delivers oil from Russia to Finland. The tanker docks at the port of Naantali and the oil is conveyed to storage ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Maesteg Row, South Wales case study - A former gas works proves larger than originally thought

    An old gas company sold land to Maesteg Rural District Council for social housing in the 1970s. Although the land had been sold, improved historic data has indicated the gasworks site was much larger than originally thought – and nearer to residential housing. British Gas inherited the site, and as part of maintenance programme undertook ‘stabilisation work’ – investigating potential pollutants ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Chemical Storage Practices

    ScienceLab offers a full line of Chemical Storage Practices, Laboratory Equipment and Chemicals for any application from clinical to research. We also carry a wide range Educational Products, pH meters, microscopes, thermometers and digital scales. Look around you in the laboratory. Take note of the system used to store the chemicals and the conditions and environment they are stored in. More ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Hazardous chemicals and proper storage solutions

    Many acceptable categorical storage schemes have been proposed and used by laboratories in academic, industrial, government and medical institutions. The common features uniting all these plans is the separation of incompatible materials. The differences in these various storage schemes arises in the number of groups that should be established for segregation purposes. The ten most commonly cited ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Health Hazards of Welding

    At present, it is estimated that more than one million workers are employed as welders worldwide (Sundin, 1998), with more than three million performing welding intermittently as part of their work duties (Sferlazza and Beckett, 1991). Manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW) are two commonly used procedures in the construction industry and in numerous other industrial ...


    By Valahia University

  • Gasfinder Benefits for Detection of Hazardous and Toxic Gasses

    Why Laser Gas Detection? Very high spectral resolution (<0.01nm) Minimum interference from other gases Linear response over wide measurement range Intense light source High signal-to-noise and rapid response - typically < 1 sec Long path lengths possible (to 1000m) Very sensitive – ppm to ppb levels ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

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