In different industries, the safety of workers depends on various factors. In some environments where a worker is bound to come in contact with different gases, a worker there needs to be aware of the surrounding. Not knowing what gas they are taking in might create hazardous health issues for them. The gas detection system can help a worker detect the gas present in the environment around them. By knowing the percentage value of the gases presents around a worker can take appropriate safety measures. Gas detectors can help much more than what you know by now.
When entering into a research space, you never know what you are coming across. There can be a risk of explosives also present in the air. Without anybody knowing that there is an explosive gas in the atmosphere there is an increased threat of an accident. It is the responsibility of the people conducting the experiment or process should be aware of their surroundings. Any flammable or life-endangering gases present around must be reported. All new comes to the area must be warned about it so that they keep themselves safe. At times the oxygen level can go down which can cause asphyxiation. You must avoid such a situation at all costs.
It is mandatory for these type of places to put signals all over the place. There is specific symbolic representation for each type of gas hazard. New people coming to the area must be made aware of the situation beforehand. A single person’s mistake can put everybody’s else’s life at risk. There are specific terms you must know such as the lower explosive limit. It is the minimum limit of flammable gas to be present in the surrounding to lead to an explosion. Below this limit, there is nothing about which you have to worry. Similarly, there is an upper explosive limit.
The upper limit indicates the very high presence of explosive gas. The environment is compassionate, and it is too precious for us to let it catch fire. Commonly present gases like methane have a LEL of 5% and UEL as 15% volume in air. Similarly, all other gases have a UEL and LEL. A person who works under conditions where any kind of gas is readily present in the atmosphere must know about these numbers. Even better, put up a chart in the area containing the LEL and UEL value of all the probable gases. It will be a guide for everybody.
A gas detector plays the role of telling you how much percentage of gas is present around you. Where explosives are one risk, toxicity is another significant risk. Many gases are incredibly harmful to human body. There is a limit to every toxic gases' presence in a work environment. The first criteria are, can a person be safely exposed to the gas for 8 hours continuously. Usually, factories have an 8-hour working shift. Therefore the 8-hour limit is imposed. The second judging criteria are, what is the maximum amount to which a person can be exposed to for 15 minutes at a stretch.
In the year 2017 many new gas detectors came to the market. They have some new techniques to help workers remain safe in the work environment. Soon it is expected to see products that can give a predictive future failure analysis. It is essential to know when a gas detector is no more functional properly. Still, many advances are needed in the field of gas detection in the environment. Sensors in a gas detector need to be more robust to give the exact values of gas.
Above all, when everything is going smart today why not there be an intelligent gas detector. Support for configuration and calibration s needed in the gas detection technology. People expect the gas detection technology to join hands with field device tool, device type manager and many more available options. This field has remained entirely unmodified for a long time. Now, the companies operating in this industry has woken up to the possible changes to the devices that can be made. A smart process is the future of a gas detector as far as the current product range is concerned. The capability is already there; the only need is to deploy the technology into these systems.