Gas detection is the process of identifying the presence and concentration of various gases in the air. Gas detectors are used in a wide range of applications, including:

Industrial safety: Gas detectors are commonly used in industrial settings to monitor for hazardous gases, such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. These detectors help to ensure worker safety by alerting them to the presence of these gases.

Environmental monitoring: Gas detectors are also used in environmental monitoring applications to measure the concentration of gases in the atmosphere. This is important for tracking air quality and identifying sources of pollution.

Firefighting: Gas detectors are often used by firefighters to identify the presence of dangerous gases in burning buildings. This information can help firefighters make informed decisions about how to approach the fire.

Medical applications: Gas detectors are used in medical applications, such as anesthesia monitoring, to measure the concentration of gases in the patient's breath.

Marine: Gas detection is an important safety measure in ships to monitor for the presence of hazardous gases, such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and others, that can pose a risk to the crew and the ship in various areas, such as engine rooms, cargo holds, and accommodation areas.

Agriculture: Gas detectors are used in agriculture to monitor the levels of gases produced by animals, such as methane produced by cows. This information can be used to improve animal health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mining: Gas detectors are used in mining applications to monitor for the presence of gases such as carbon monoxide, which can be deadly in high concentrations.

Oil and gas: Gas detectors are commonly used in oil and gas applications to monitor for leaks of hazardous gases. This is important for protecting workers and the environment.

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Additional applications for gas monitoring

Chemical Industry
• Chemical Storage- toxic & flammable
• Manufacturing-toxic & flammable
• Laboratories-toxic, flammable & oxygen deficiency
• Emission Control-toxic

Oil & Gas
• Refineries-flammable
• Refineries-hydrogen sulphide
• Storage- as above
• Pipelines-as above
• Tank farms-flammable
• Drilling-flammable
• Drilling-hydrogen sulphide

Food Industry
• Food Processing-nitrogen (oxygen deficiency)
• Fruit Ripening-ethylene oxide
• Packaging-nitrogen
• Cold Storage-ammonia

Local Government
• Chlorination Plants-chlorine
• Pumping Stations-methane, oxygen
• Pumping Stations-hydrogen sulphide
• Sewage Treatment Plants-as above
• Landfill-methane, carbon dioxide
• Landfill-hydrogen sulphide

• Tunnels-carbon monoxide
• Car Parks-carbon monoxide
• Fuel Storage-flammable
• Battery Charging-hydrogen

• Hotel Kitchens-flammable
• Refrigeration-ammonia
• Greenhouses-carbon dioxide
• Breweries-carbon dioxide & oxygen
• Food Industry-ethylene oxide, nitrogen
• Paint Workshops-flammable
• Leather Tanning-hydrogen sulphide
• Effluent processing-methane
• Effluent processing-hydrogen sulphide
• Hospitals-oxygen, nitrogen
• School Laboratories-Flammable

see the sub-categories on the left