According to the report of mcmus consulting, the gas existing in many working environments may pose a threat to operators. The leakage of gas will cause strong toxicity to human health. There are also some flammable gases. If the storage container such as pressurized steel cylinder is damaged, the gas has the risk of explosion.
In addition to the above risks, even if the content of inert or harmless gas is high enough to significantly reduce the oxygen content in the surrounding atmosphere, there will be the possibility of suffocation due to hypoxia.
All these risks make gas detection and gas concentration monitoring become the key link of work environment safety. Therefore, the gas detector must be reliable, accurate and fast response, so as to detect what kind of gas leakage as soon as possible. This provides responders with valuable time to avoid the escalation of security problems to emergency situations.
In order to detect all kinds of gases, the most advanced detection equipment is basically equipped with light-emitting diode (LED) gas sensors. Devices based on LED technology can provide powerful and sensitive gas monitoring. This technology is not only used to trigger the alarm system, but also can be used for on-line continuous monitoring of gas concentration.
Led gas sensor
A large amount of gas can widely absorb infrared light in the infrared region of electromagnetic spectrum. This means that the use of LEDs that emit infrared light, combined with appropriate sensors, will help to detect the minimum concentration of harmful gases.
Non dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensors can be used to detect gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). These gases and a large number of other hydrocarbon gases are mainly used for industrial applications or production in many fields, such as oil and gas exploitation, petrochemical products, mining and biogas production.
Since CO2 is defined as “substances harmful to human health”, the short-term and long-term exposure limits of CO2 are stipulated in the health and Safety Act issued in the UK. Many states in the United States have similar legislation on CO2 exposure. The National Institute for occupational health and safety explained that a CO2 concentration of 40000 ppm (4%) would immediately endanger human life and health.
Due to the lack of color and smell, it is difficult for workers to find CO2 or CH4 leakage. The smell of CH4 is usually due to the addition of odors that help workers detect leaks. Therefore, the use of appropriate gas detection technology is an important factor in the safety management of many industries.
Connection security solution
Russian mipex technology company has rich expertise in the research and development of hydrocarbon gas sensors. With many years of experience in this field, mipex combines the high sensitivity, fast response and robustness of NDIR led gas detector with its security solutions.
The new mipex-02 series infrared gas sensor is a micro sensor (? 20.2mm) × 16.6mm, excluding pins), very low power consumption (< >
The mobility of such sensors is conducive to the application of gas monitoring in remote areas requiring small space or completely independent equipment.
The sensor can also be combined with wireless systems, such as G7 Blackline safety monitor. G7 Blackline safety is a wireless monitor that is easy to carry and combines position mapping with the mipex-02 gas sensor. Remote teams can also monitor 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When workers can only work alone, if an accident occurs, the monitor will help to improve the response efficiency. Because the safety monitor can immediately identify the location and extent of gas leakage. At the same time, in terms of data collection, because users can record the gas concentration in different areas, the combination of positioning and gas detection and monitoring system is very powerful.
The versatility of the mipex sensor can also be combined with Rae systems meshguard, a mobile combustible gas monitor that can be deployed immediately. The monitor is mainly developed for front-line emergency rescue personnel. All these applications are feasible because of the simple installation of mipex-02.
Mipex-02 supports a variety of wireless devices without prior installation, so it can be deployed immediately if rapid emergency response is required. The detection response time of mipex-02 sensor is even less than 10 seconds.
The key factors of gas safety monitor include not only detection efficiency, but also durability and power consumption. The mipex-02 NDIR sensor is equipped with a solid stainless steel housing and no cermet filter (many suppliers use it as an alternative in their products), which will help to maintain its detection accuracy.
The sensor can be at minus 40? C to 60? C, and NDIR technology also supports a wide temperature range. The design of each sensor takes into account the most stringent technical standards and has passed the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification.
The mipex-02 sensor is fully digital, which means there are many customizable options in control and reading. Mipex-02 integrates simple installation, fast response and durability. It provides a variety of solutions to improve the safety of workers’ working environment and strengthen the collection of gas monitoring information in any environment, whether outdoors or in the laboratory.