In factories and other industrial environments, gases are used for a variety of purposes. Some are byproducts of processes, while other gases may be part of a final product. However, in all cases, worker safety and appropriate protections should always be priorities. As you know, many of these gases are toxic to humans, and they can contribute to a number of different health issues, not all of which are obvious. Something as simple as a headache or cough could be indicative of other, more serious health concerns. While treating such cases can be difficult, the best and safest option is to simply avoid such problems altogether. Gas detectors are an important part of that solution.


Safety protocols are in place for a reason. Of course, maximizing safety standards also means having the right equipment on hand to make the most out of your training and in-place protections. Gas detectors are key to having an early warning system, so any leak or exposure can be identified early and you can contain the problem as quickly as possible. Remediation is also key, but it’s impossible to fix a leak or avoid exposure if no one knows that it’s an issue. Gas detectors are essential to have the knowledge you need when you need it. The more quickly you’re able to respond, the better.


Certain levels of particular gases may be unavoidable for some factories. Naturally, the dose makes the poison, so some levels may be harmless, especially if exposure times are limited and if other protective gear or precautions are taken. Monitoring isn’t just important for the possibility of emergencies, but it’s also necessary to make sure that other equipment is operating properly and that safeguards are working as intended.


Naturally, all of your equipment should be kept in proper working order. While fixed detectors can certainly be of great benefit, portable gas detection monitors give you mobility and adaptability that fixed detectors can’t provide. As companies continue to analyze and adjust protocols and methods, it’s a good idea to understand what’s available and how those technologies can be implemented to suit your needs and keep employees safe. Complications and inadequate knowledge of the industry’s regulations and the company’s needs can be costly to your business. The best solution is to avoid them by having the right tools.

DOD Technologies values the safety of all personnel and work environments by offering a variety of portable and fixed gas detection systems for your needs. Do you have a question regarding gas detection within your application? With more than 150 years of combined instrumentation and application knowledge, DOD Technologies is prepared to offer its expertise and solutions for your toughest requirements while keeping you, your employees, and your equipment safe. 

Contact us today via phone at (815) 680-6086 or through our web form.

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