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Why Are Gas Alarms So Important?
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

What if you and your employees were in serious danger and you didn't even know it?

If your business doesn't have the right gas alarms in place, then your workplace isn't safe. Unfortunately, many managers and CEOs don't understand the importance of these alarms.

So, why are gas alarms so important? Keep reading to discover the answers!

Better Than Human

You may be asking the question right now. "Why do I need a gas alarm?" After all, the human nose can typically smell gas leaks...right?

The answer is yes and no. There are certain gases that are very difficult for the human nose to detect. On top of that, it may take too long for someone to smell leaking gas.

Simply put, a gas detector alarm will detect a leak with more speed and efficiency than any human nose.

Leaks Don't Follow a Schedule

If you still think workers will detect a gas leak before it's too late, ask yourself this question: what happens when nobody is there?

Many gas leaks happen overnight. Even if your workers could detect a leak in time during the day, this means nothing if the leak happens while everyone is at home.

A good gas detector alarm system will detect leaks at any time of day or night. And this gives you time to contain the threat before any of your employees unknowingly walk into a hazardous workplace in the morning.

Sneaky Emissions

Even if the gas leak happens during everyone's normal working hours, it may not be a leak they can detect. To understand why, we need to return to the lessons of your old high school chemistry textbook.

Basically, the gas that leaks out may be either heavier or lighter than the air in the room. If this is the case, then the gas will hover near the floor or the ceiling.

When this happens, the gas still poses a danger but will be nearly undetectable by the human nose. But a good gas leak alarm will let you know about the leak right away.

Lost Productivity

For managers and CEOs, there is another important reason to install a gas detector alarm. And that is to maintain the productivity of your workplace!

The Integrated Business Institute reports that US employers lose a collective $530 billion dollars due to illness-related productivity loss. In other words, employees get sick, call out, and businesses end up paying the price.

This is bad enough when the primary issues are seasonal allergies or contagious sickness like the flu. But if you don't have a gas alarm in place, then gas leaks threaten the health of all of your workers all throughout the year.

In this way, a good gas alarm pays for itself. It's far cheaper, after all, than what you are likely to pay due to losses in employee productivity!

Importance of Gas Alarms: Your Next Move

Now you know why a gas alarm is so important. But do you know who can help you find the alarm you need?

We specialize in keeping businesses just like yours safe from gas leaks. To see how we can protect you and your workers, contact us today!

From our U.S. headquarters in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, we design, manufacture, and distribute analytical instruments based on electrochemical and optical sensors. We specialize in the areas of toxic gas detection and water quality measurements, continuing to lead the way in development of reliable monitoring systems. Our capabilities in the area of sensor design and manufacture allow us to offer the kind of application support needed for the most demanding applications. In addition, local product support is available through our network of over 50 representatives throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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