Air Quality and Gas Detection Systems

In recent years, facilities managers and administrators have been increasingly focusing on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the integral role in commercial or industrial ventilation systems. Not only does IAQ promote a clean, comfortable, and pollutant-free environment, but it is also known to improve staff performance and productivity levels by reducing illness and absenteeism. While enhancing IAQ requires high-efficiency air-filtering mechanisms and UV air purifiers, you may also need to address one other major pollutant – explosive or toxic gases that threaten the health and safety of your building occupants. This is where gas detection systems come in.

 

The HVAC experts at TRI-AIR systems explain the benefits of gas detection systems, along with an overview of the different types of systems.

 

Confined Commercial Spaces Need Gas Detection Systems

There are many benefits for commercial or industrial premises that invest in gas detection systems. 

  • Prevent potential accidents or explosions
  • Improve the safety of your staff, clients, and visitors
  • Minimize exposure to toxic gases that can cause severe and long-term health issues

 

Gas monitoring systems prevent the gas levels from rising beyond the set thresholds by way of various automatic mechanisms, including:

  • Shutting off the gas valves
  • Turning on the ventilation fans
  • Shutting down any production or processing equipment in the vicinity
  • Activating audible and visual alarms to alert and evacuate building occupants

 

Some of the common types of gas monitoring systems available are:

  • Duct or Tool Monitoring: In plants or manufacturing units where many flammable or highly toxic gases are used as part of the manufacturing process, gas monitoring at the exhaust ducts can indicate leaks early, even before the fumes enter the larger areas. 
  • Toxic or Flammable Gas Monitoring: Commercial or industrial premises that house refineries or petrochemical applications need an efficient gas monitoring system that detects excessive levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) or other such poisonous gases. Active monitoring and timely action can help prevent damage to both life and property. Toxic gas monitoring may be helpful in various types of manufacturing units and other setups such as commercial parking garages.

Gas detection systems may come with different types of sensor-based systems:

  • Electrochemical (EC) Sensor: Detects oxygen levels and toxic gases
  • Catalytic, Cat EX or Combustible Sensor: Detects combustible gases, such as methane, hydrogen, and propane
  • Infrared or IR Sensor: Detects carbon dioxide, and various other combustible gases
  • Photo-ionization Detector (PID): Detects toxic gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 

 

0onsult TRI-AIR for Enhanced IAQ in Commercial or Industrial Premises

You can take numerous measures to enhance the IAQ of the ventilated spaces in your commercial or industrial premises. However, in addition to all the measures you deploy, you need a reliable HVAC partner who can advise you on other IAQ improvement solutions, such as UV air purifiers, air filtering systems, and gas detection systems. The experienced and qualified professionals at TRI-AIR can help you achieve and maintain an energy-efficient ventilated environment that promotes your building occupants’ health, safety, and comfort. In addition to installation and maintenance of commercial HVAC systems, we offer top-quality UV air purifier systems, including Sanuvox UV air sterilization systems, UVMatrix  4X  air purifiers and Fresh-Aire UV air purifiers.

 

Count on the experts at TRI-AIR for reliable 24-hour commercial and industrial HVAC support. 

Call us at 905-470-2424 or contact us online.

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