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5 Industrial Gases That You Need to Monitor
5 Industrial Gases That You Need to Monitor
Friday, April 20, 2018

Do you smell that? Do you hear that hissing sound? It could be a dangerous gas leaking from your equipment.

Older pipes, physical damages, and other issues leading to leaks of industrial gases are rampant these days.

One study by Boston University found over 3000 dangerous gas leaks in the city of Boston alone due to aged and damaged underground pipes!

Not only are gas leaks hazardous, but they can be very costly when you pay good money for that gas.

We have gathered information on 5 industrial gases you should be monitoring today. Read on to learn more.

What Are Industrial Gases?

We should first figure out what exactly these gases are to understand what types of gases need close monitoring.

The definition is rather broad. It encompasses any material which exists as a gas at room temperature and normal pressures which are manufactured for use in a variety of industries.

They can exist in nature in the same form which they are sold. Or they could be a result of chemical compounding in a lab. Some gases are relatively harmless, but others are highly poisonous to humans or could even cause explosions or fires!

The Top 5 Gases to Monitor

The top 5 gases that can cost your company money and some examples of the uses these gases have are:

  • Nitrogen- which has a multitude of uses such as gas mixtures used in lasers, in calibration gases, and as an atmospheric packaging method.
  • Carbon dioxide- a very common gas used in the food industry, fabrication industry, and even to treat wastewater.
  • Oxygen- one of the most common (and possibly most insidious) gases is most often used in the medical field for respiratory disorders, or as a treatment for heart attack or suffocation. Other industries may use it for instrumentation in petrochemicals such as petroleum.
  • Hydrogen- often used to make ammonia and methanol as well as in an infusion of liquid oils
  • Helium- which is commonly used to weld metals like aluminum, copper, and stainless steel because it has the lowest boiling point of any currently known element.

This is just a portion of the types of gases that industries use for a variety of reasons.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Company?

With all the dangers of gas leaks and the lost profits your company could be suffering, it is vital to know you are addressing any issues before they arise. The good news is there are things you can do to measure and monitor the various industrial gases that your company uses to help prevent those losses.

A good gas detection monitor affixed to your system can give you important information on any gases that are getting "lost" along the way or if there is any gas contamination.

You can guarantee that your gas detection monitor is operating properly by using an ozone generator. These generators are usable anywhere in your system to check proper gas monitor calibration.

If you have more questions about the industrial gases you need to be monitoring, or if you would like to have a gas detection monitor selected to fit your needs, contact us today!

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