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There are many reasons to detect gas

Gas detection is sometimes necessary or desirable for many reasons. A gas monitoring system can be used to detect dangerous levels of gas and take appropriate action to stop an explosion. The gas monitor can automatically initiate action to prevent the gas level from rising further. This could include turning off gas valves automatically, activating a ventilation fan, closing down a process, or triggering audible and visible alarms to evacuate and alert personnel. The gas monitor can also be used to control process flow in certain situations. Becker Whole Sale Mine Supply gas monitors are intended for worker safety and plant safety. They are not designed for process control where high levels of gasses and vapors might be present. Here are some examples of gas monitoring applications.

Monitoring for toxic gas

In many situations, toxic gasses like H2S and CO may be present, including in petrochemical or refinery applications. These gasses can be monitored and taken action if they exceed alarm levels to avoid injury or death. Semiconductor plants as well as many other factories and plants can often be found using toxic gasses in their processes or being generated by them. These gasses can be monitored to warn personnel of potentially dangerous situations.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Gas Monitoring System and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.