Common gas hazards found in the agriculture sector include: Ammonia (NH3), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Combustible Gases, Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Nitric Oxide (NO), Oxygen (O2) Enrichment/Deficiency, Phosphine (PH3), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
It is common knowledge that livestock releases a huge amount of Methane. Whilst most animals graze outside, gas detections systems are required in cattle sheds to detect dangerous build up of gases.
Pesticide and fertiliser stores and grain silos pose a threat of explosion.
Storage tanks containing Hydrogen Sulphide have claimed lives on English and Irish farms and therefore testing must be done to determine safe entry.
If you are working in a pit, in a silo, down a hole or in a container in agricultural applications, these are classified as confined spaces and pose serious risk to health. a1-cbiss would always recommend that you should carry out testing prior to entry and continue to detect for dangerous gases if you continue work in a confined space. You need Oxygen to breath! If Oxygen levels have been reduced due to displacement you need to detect for Oxygen at a minimum. You should then consider detecting toxic gases that are naturally produced - Hydrogen Sulphide, Methane and Ammonia
Do you work in the agriculture sector and have a gas detection requirement? Contact a1-cbiss to arrange a site survey or talk to our technical specialists for help with your gas detection needs