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Monitoring Oxygen Levels Matters

Oxygen deficiency is dangerous in industrial production because it can pose serious risks to workers and can also result in equipment damage or production issues. Here are some reasons why oxygen deficiency is dangerous in industrial production:
  1. Health hazards: When oxygen levels are too low, workers can experience dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness, which can lead to falls and other accidents. In severe cases, oxygen deficiency can cause permanent brain damage or death.

  2. Fire and explosion hazards: In some industrial processes, the absence of oxygen can create explosive conditions. For example, in the presence of a fuel source and an ignition source, an oxygen-deficient environment can lead to a combustible mixture that can explode. This can result in injuries to workers, equipment damage, and production delays.

  3. Production issues: Oxygen deficiency can also affect the quality and quantity of the final product. For example, in the production of metals, the absence of oxygen can lead to the formation of impurities that affect the strength and durability of the material. In other processes, oxygen deficiency can result in incomplete reactions or reduced yields, which can impact productivity and profitability.

  4. Regulatory compliance: In some industries, regulatory bodies require the monitoring and reporting of oxygen levels as part of environmental or safety regulations. Failing to maintain safe oxygen levels can result in fines, penalties, and legal liabilities.

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Oxygen deficiency monitors are critical anywhere low oxygen levels in normal air can happen. If oxygen levels continuously drop eventually the room air simply cannot support life.  This is a very dangerous situation.

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If someone were to ask you what the major cause of gas related injuries in the workplace is, would your answer be carbon monoxide poisoning?  What about exposure to ammonia, hydrogen chloride, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, or chlorine? Even though injuries are reported as a result of over exposure to these gases, oxygen deficiency continues to pose the largest overall health risk. Often referred to as the “silent killer”, oxygen depleted breathing air is the cause of numerous injuries and/or deaths on an annual basis. Breathing air oxygen can be depleted as a result of leakage of stored or piped inert gases such as nitrogen, helium, argon, carbon dioxide, sulfur hexafluoride, etc.

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