Gas Detection and Vapor Detection Systems
Gas Detection Systems have been at the heart of Ino-Tek’s business since 1996. With over 2200 installed Gas Detection and Vapor Detection systems, Ino-Tek is the 21st-century leader in the Design, Installation, and Service of these critical Life Safety / Hazardous Material Emergency Alarm Systems. Over 100,000 employees work under the protection of Ino-Tek Gas and Vapor Detection systems every day.
Why a Gas Detection System is Necessary
A regular hazard, like a tripping hazard, can be seen and avoided. A fall hazard can be protected with a railing. Electrical hazards are protected with conduit, panels and circuit breakers.
Gas Hazards are a Different Type of Hazard
- Many hazardous gases are odorless and colorless – making advanced detection technology essential to protect the workplace and community.
- Other gases are corrosive or flammable – immediately dangerous to life and health.
Typically, dangerous gases are stored in cylinders or tanks, delivered in pipelines or stored in vessels or caverns. Gas hazards like carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) can be created during combustion and many other highly dangerous hazardous gases can be created through industrial processes. Even common gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) can be dangerous in a closed space because they can lead to oxygen deprivation in the event of an unplanned release.
In addition to gases stored under pressure, evaporating liquids can create a vapor hazard that requires immediate attention. Gasoline, ammonia or one of the many hazardous materials stored as refrigerated liquids – including CO2 – can create a hazard requiring an immediate response.
Some dangerous gases are created naturally – like methane – and become a vapor hazard due to accumulation in a closed space. A properly designed and installed Gas Detection System can detect this dangerous accumulation before it becomes a hazard to people and property.
Facilities that Need a Gas Detection System
Ino-Tek designed, installed and provides maintenance for gas detection systems throughout North American in:
- Automotive Research & Development sites
- Commercial and Municipal Transportation Maintenance facilities
- Power & Gas Generation
- Educational and Medical Facilities
- Manufacturing Plants, Water & Wastewater treatment facilities
- Chemical Plants
- Heavy Industry
- Mining, Food & Beverage
- Semi-Conductor and Government Environmental Facilities
Ino-Tek applies advanced gas sensing and detection technology and incorporates the latest control and monitoring techniques to provide the most efficient and cost-effective gas detection system solutions available. Ino-Tek Gas Detection systems incorporate audio and visual alarms, remote monitoring, web-enabled communication, shutoff, ventilation and hazardous material storage strategies to reduce Gas Detection system costs and increase safety.
Ino-Tek maintains relationships with all major gas sensor manufacturers so we can incorporate the most advanced and cost-effective gas detection and vapor detection technology and equipment. Depending on the application, gas detection sensors may utilize Catalytic, Infrared or Open-Path Laser technology.
Ino-Tek engineers use our proprietary Hazard Review to evaluate all critical factors - quantities, pressures, temperature, and methods of transport for each gas and how they will eventually be used. We review the applicable building and Life Safety Codes and consider maintenance requirements and total-cost-of-ownership before designing the Gas Detection system and selecting the sensors best suited for the individual system.
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