Innovative Toxic Gas Monitoring

by , | Apr 6, 2022 | Analytical, Event

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Social Marketing Leader

Emerson's Brian LedeboerThis week I’m at the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) conference here in Austin, Texas recapping the Emerson experts presenting here. Emerson’s Brian Ledeboer presented, A New Way to Measure Toxic Gases with Wireless and IIoT in Fenceline Monitoring. Here is the abstract:

The new way to monitor for toxic gases, the challenges behind traditional monitoring methods, and the benefits of using wireless technologies. Understand the high level of wireless gas monitoring solution, and see the value to your plant and your workers.

Brian opened by noting that toxic hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and oxygen depletion gases are pervasive threats at many user sites. Applications with toxic and combustible gases are often extremely challenging to monitor. The detectors are costly and time-consuming to install. Maintaining, calibrating and replacing these detectors and sensors is difficult and labor-intensive.

Many sites rely solely on portable and/or personal monitors and forego fixed gas detection. Wireless technology has enabled easier installation and maintenance.

Wireless Gas Detectors and Sensors

Brian shared solutions for several industries. For upstream oil & gas production H2S is a concern around the wellhead, tank batteries, flare stacks, enclosures and on drilling rigs around the stand, shale shaker and mud return lines and tanks. Rosemount 928 wireless gas monitors can monitor these locations to provide notification of hazardous conditions.

At crude oil storage/tank farm facilities H2S can be present at the fenceline surround the tanks, tank hatches & sampling points, tank sidewall penetrations, piping, valves, pumps and other locations. The focus of 928 detectors should where personnel may present.

For refinery and petrochemical sites, areas of H2S concerns are around the crude de-salter & wastewater streams, feedstock infrastructure, and HVAC systems.

The Rosemount 928 can monitor for H2S, carbon monoxide and oxygen deficiency. More measurements are coming including combustible gases, ammonia and chlorine. Pulp & paper, water, and wastewater facilities also have H2S areas of concern.

Visit the Wireless Gas Detectors and Sensors on Emerson.com for more on this and other wireless sensors to help you improve safe operations.

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