Global Gas Detection Applications

APPLICATIONS

There are many applications for toxic, flammable, and asphyxiant gas detection. Manufacturing processes around the world increasingly involve the manufacturing and byproduct of these types of gases. Workers and residents nearby are in danger of exposure and require reliable gas detection to keep them safe. DOD Technologies is a global gas detection provider in a wide array of industries. Our service and technical knowledge can provide you with top-of-the-line safety and gas detection solutions. See below how our products fit into various applications across the world.

Wastewater Treatment & Utility
Wastewater Treatment and Utility WorkersWe offer a large selection of personal gas monitors that are perfect for wastewater treatment and utility workers. If you fall into this category, you understand the importance of H2S, CO, and CH4 protection. Confined spaces become extremely dangerous when these gases are present, and a reliable portable gas monitor can be the difference between life and death.

With new additions of MSA, BW Technologies, Industrial Scientific, and several other top brands in portable gas detection, we have options at every price point. We can also work with you to determine what sensor type (electrochemical, PID, Pellistor, IR) you need to work safely. Proper planning and procedures, along with reliable equipment, can result in a life saved. These units can be helpful in detecting gases that are flammable, toxic, or an asphyxiant.

While we offer a wide range of personal gas detectors, we also have fixed solutions that can be used. Most commonly used in the UK for odor control, our ChemLogic 1 Continuous monitor provides low-level detection of H2S with data logging and audible alarms. These units can be set up to monitor atmospheric H2S to help contain the “rotten egg” smell detectable at 0.1 ppm. This odor control is a mandatory requirement in the United Kingdom but hasn’t made its way fully into the United States.

Both forms of gas leak detection can be utilized by companies installing or maintaining H2S scrubbers. Workers that install these scrubbers would benefit most from the portable handheld or clip-on units. Other companies that have H2S scrubbers installed would benefit most from a fixed gas detection system. To see which would work best for you, contact DOD Technologies to talk about your requirements and see which solutions are right for you.

Gases in this application:

  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Chlorine (CL2)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Ozone (O3)
Oil & Gas
Drilling Rigs and Production PlatformsThe oil and gas industry involves several manufacturing processes and upstream processes that require gas detection solutions to be used on a daily basis. Whether its offshore drilling and exploration or onshore refining and production of gasoline, DOD Technologies offers several options to keep work environments up to code and safe for your workers. If you’re in need of a Class1, Div1 unit, or need a different option in a nonexplosive environment, our sales staff will be able to assist in determining what is right for you.

The right equipment really depends on which part of the oil and gas chain you find yourself in. Exploration drilling rigs and production platforms are going to require portable units that are explosion-proof and UL certified. Other parts of the oil and gas chain, like refining, will require both portable and stationary gas detection monitors.

The petrochemical industry produces several toxic gases for workers. Benzene, ethylene, propylene, toluene, and a few others are commonly found in the refining processes, while H2S and SO2 are more commonly found in the exploration drilling and extraction platforms.

Gases in this Application:

  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Toluene (C7H8)
  • Ethylene (C2H4)
  • Propylene (C3H6)
  • Propane (C3H8)
Semiconductor Manufacturing
Semiconductor ManufacturingSemiconductor manufacturing processes involve highly toxic substances and flammable gases. Our ChemLogic 96 Continuous and DOD64 FTIR Sequential gas analyzers are staples in this industry, with more than 1,000 machines operating every day worldwide.

Our gas analyzers can be found in a few different places throughout a fabrication facility, such as in the wafer reactor, wafer dryer, gas cabinets, and during chemical vapor deposition. Our units are designed with clean environments in mind. With a sample drawing of 400 feet and low power consumption, our systems can be located where most convenient while still performing at full capability.

DOD Technologies has experience integrating our gas analyzers into preexisting configurations. Our engineers will be able to bring your fab into the 21st century with almost no downtime. Contact us today to see how our integration team can provide you with a gas detection solution that will not only save you money but also save lives.

Gases in this application: 

  • Hydrogen Chloride (HCL)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
  • Hydrogen (H)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Hydrogen Fluoride (HF)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Silane (SiH4)
  • Phosphine (PH3)
  • Germane (GeH4)
  • Ammonia (NH3)
Chemical Plants

Chemical Plants

One of the largest users of gas detection safety equipment is chemical storage and chemical manufacturing plants. Toxic, asphyxiant, and flammable gases are commonly used in manufacturing and are also byproducts of the manufacturing process. Storage of these gases is done on-site in large metal cylinders. The transferring of gas into other containers or to other parts of the plant can release these gases into the air. Portable and fixed gas detections systems work together to provide a safety net of gas detection.

Portable units are a must for workers in the plant environment as a leak could be undetectable to the eye or nose. Due to the harsh nature of many gases, a personal monitor could mean the difference between life and death. Fixed systems in this application include our colorimetric product portfolio. Depending on the chemical plant and production process, different quantities of gases may need to be detected. Our products range from 1 to 96 points of continuous gas detection sampling at up to 400 feet. Chemical plants often use more than one point of detection, so the cost per point should be considered when developing a gas detection system.

The colorimetric gas detectors from DOD Technologies can provide a lower initial investment and a lower cost of ownership over the life of the machine. Our revolutionary detection methods and low product power consumption can result in savings of thousands per year. Work with our engineering specialists to see how we can integrate our system into yours.

Gases in this Application:

  • Methane (CH4)
  • Hydrogen (H2)
  • Ammonia (NH3)
  • Hydrogen Fluoride (HF)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Helium (He)
  • Methanol (CH3OH)
  • Acetylene (C2H2)
  • Nitric Acid (HNO3)
  • Benzene (C6H6)
  • Various Other Gases
Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing

Polyurethane foam manufacturingPolyurethane foam requires toxic gases in its manufacturing process. The most common gases fall into the diisocyanate family of gases. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) have exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employee protection in polyurethane facilities.

It is recommended that several samples are taken at key locations along the production line to truly evaluate the risk of exposure. This approach will require a combination of personal badges, portable gas monitors, and fixed systems. DOD Technologies offers products in each of these areas, providing you with complete protection. Our ChemLogic Portable and ChemLogic 1 gas monitors utilize ultrasensitive colorimetric cassettes to detect the presence of MDI and TDI.

For more information on proper diisocyanate gas detection, read this PDF from the American Chemistry Council. It highlights best practices and shares which of our products are best for TDI, HDI, and MDI gas detection.

Gases in this Application:

  • Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
  • Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)
  • Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI)
Wind Turbines/Power Generation

Wind Turbine ServicingDOD Technologies provides products in various applications that utilize, manufacture, or expel toxic, corrosive, and combustible gases.

However, we also provide solutions outside of gas detection. Wind turbines utilize large blades propelled by the wind to generate renewable energy. One major challenge with wind is that it doesn’t come from the same direction every day. Therefore, wind turbines are fixed to rotating heads that can optimize the collection of wind energy. This rotating head utilizes bearings to change direction efficiently and smoothly.

Over the course of time, bearings coated in oil or grease will start to degrade due to friction from improper grease and oil levels. The SDM-72 and SDM-73 models by New Cosmos are capable of collecting grease samples from the ball bearing joints to provide an accurate measurement of steel dust found in the grease or oil sample. The level of steel dust found in the sample will allow servicing agents to properly lubricate the ball bearings.

As one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sources in the world, wind turbines provide a proven way to generate large amounts of power in a relatively safe way. Failure to properly maintain wind turbine joints, blades, and systems can result in failure, fire, or even collapse.

To learn more about the SDM-72 and SDM-73 sampling units for the wind turbine application, contact DOD Technologies, Inc. today!

Portable Gas Monitors Are Perfect For: Oil & Gas Wastewater Treatment & Utility Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing (CLPX & IsoSense Only) Chemical Plants   Reliable Brands We Offer:  MSA BW Technologies ION Science New Cosmos Gas Clip Crowcon DOD Technologies, Inc. Sensor Types: Infrared (IR) PID Pellistor (Catalytic Bead) Thermal Conductivity Electrochemical Colorimetric Most Popular Gases Detected:  H2S, SO2, CH4, CO, CO2, O2, O3, TDI, MDI, HDI, NO2, %LEL If you would like to find the right portable gas detector for your application, please give us a call or send us a message through our contact page. Our sales staff would be happy to work with you to determine the best fit. We can also provide bulk orders if needed.

FIxed Gas Monitors Are Perfect For:  Semiconductor Manufacturing Wastewater Treatment & Utility Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing Chemical Plants   Continuous Gas Analyzers We Offer:  ChemLogic 1 – Single Point ChemLogic 4 – Four Point ChemLogic 8 – Eight Points ChemLogic 96 (CL96) – Up to Ninety Six Points DOD EC-20 – One to Twenty Customizable Points Sequential Gas Analyzers We Offer: DOD64 FTIR Analyzer Types: Infrared (IR) Colorimetric Electrochemical If you would like to find the right fixed gas detector for your application, please give us a call or send us a message through our contact page. Our sales staff would be happy to work with you to determine the best fit. Our full gas list for each analyzer is available through your regional salesperson.

Products: SDM-72 SDM-73 Measurement: %Wt (Percent Weight) Sample the amount of steel dust from stainless steel ball bearings to determine if they are properly lubricated. Applications: Wind Turbine Maintenance Robotics Automotive