In order to avoid any dangerous situation, there are legislative and normative regulations how to maintain high safety standards. Any plant which is handling or producing gas, must observe these. In order to make sure, no gas release will go unnoticed, in potentially dangerous areas fixed or portable gas detectors are used, to precisely measure the gas concentration and generate alarms as soon as the relevant alarm threshold is exceeded.
As a consequence of the alarm either automatically or manually appropriate countermeasures will be taken.
In history gas detection methods were inaccurate and not very reliable. Miners for instance or wine – growers and brewers used canaries or candles to guess the kind and concentration of gas. If the canary died, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or another toxic or asphyxiant gas was present. If the flame of the candle turned blue, this was a sign for carbon monoxide presence, when it had a corona, a flammable gas was present, when it went off, there was carbon dioxide around. Whoever has looked into a candle flame for some time, will know how inaccurate this method was. On top of that, the candle was of course a perfect source of ignition.
A modern gas monitor will neither be inaccurate, nor will it be a potential source of ignition. Portable, fixed, single gas, multi gas: There is the appropriate detector for any application. Which sensor type to choose is depending on the ambient conditions, potential interferences and the requirements of external alarm devices or actuators to the signal.
Compur Monitors product portfolio is based on decades of experience in the field. The enterprise has been founded in 1898. In more than a century, Compur Monitors gas built – up a tradition of manufacturing fine instruments. Based on our own sensor technology we offer real high – end gas detectors. The latest products are presented here on this website.
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