Monitor gases remotely

Checks for six gases.

April 26, 2012   by PLANT STAFF

The Ventis LS multi-gas detector looks for gases that could creep into workplaces across oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, metals, mining, forest products and utilities industries. It’s part of Industrial Scientific’s Accenture Life Safety Solution, which uses Wi-Fi and location-based technologies to remotely monitor hazardous environments.

The company, a Pittsburg, Pa. provider of gas detection services, says Ventis LS detects H2S, O2, LEL, CO, SO2 and NO2 and alerts users through audible, visual and vibrating alarms. The instrument’s gas level information is transmitted over Cisco’s Unifi ed Wireless Network using the gas detector’s integrated Wi-Fi Tag from AeroScout, then to a control room, where an operator quickly locates the employee in danger and organizes rescue operations.

A separate alert is sent to the control room if a lack of motion is detected or a worker activates the
detector’s panic button. Operators can also venture outside the plant with the same functionality using a combination of Wi-Fi and cellular communications. 5

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