Gas Detection Solutions for Oil & Gas

The oil and gas market covers a number of upstream activities such as drilling, production, production, transportation and storage.

Whether you’re working downstream or upstream the same gas dangers are present which is why it’s important to prepare for hazards with an effective gas detection program!


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The oil & gas industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in because of the numerous gas hazards and safety concerns. For this reason, the handling and detection of dangerous gases is essential in order to prevent explosions, fire or equipment failure.

Exploration – There are many dangers associated with the task of oil and gas exploration. All workers are issued with personal gas detectors to protect them during their shift. Surrounding areas are also protected using fixed gas detection systems to assist in monitoring for high concentrations of toxic gases and VOCs such as Benzene or 1,3-Butadiene.

Perimeter Monitoring – Continuous area monitoring for toxic gases can protect people and property inside a perimeter. Mapping technology helps to minimise risk and can control the dispersing of gases to prevent causing a nuisance to the surrounding areas.

Leak Testing – a fundamental part of an effective gas detection programme and to help minimise the risk of exposure, explosion, or loss of product. Leak detection equipment in the form of fixed gas and flame detection systems should be used around pipes, valves, pumps and areas where a gas leak or fire is possible. In windy or foggy conditions, acoustic gas detection is the preferred choice for effective gas detection.

Shutdown & Maintenance – During shutdowns there is increased potential for incidents due to there being extra contractors onsite, extensive confined space entry activities taking place, and storage tanks, silos and warehouses being cleaned by maintenance teams. Area gas monitors are the obvious choice for setting up a temporary safety zone in maintenance areas.

Hot works – Often require the use of open flames for maintenance. Hot work includes; cutting equipment, blow torches, tar boilers, grinding wheels and welding. As hot works are often carried out at different points around the plant area, gas detectors are needed to continuously monitor for oxygen enrichment.

Where permanently installed gas detection instruments aren’t available, every worker should ensure that they’re protected by a personal gas detector. An example of this would be storage vessels or pipelines. Confined spaces are recognised to be one of the most hazardous working environments; pre-entry checks and continuous monitoring are paramount to worker safety.

Positive pressure escape sets provide up to fifteen minutes of air supply in emergency situations. These sets are designed to be donned in emergency situations to provide a safe escape from hazardous environments where breathing has become difficult or endangered from the threat of smoke or toxic gases.

a1-cbiss have the experience of providing reliable flame and gas detection systems that stand up to corrosion and the extreme weather conditions experienced on offshore rigs.

In the oil and gas industry where production continues 24/7 and conditions can be cold, dark, wet, and noisy, great demands are placed on gas detection equipment.

Getting the best gas detection advice is paramount. Contact a1-cbiss to consult with one of our technical specialists for help with your gas detection needs.

a1-cbiss are gas detection system specialists in the oil & gas production industry. Working alongside our gas detection and safety supplier partners, we’ve been sharing our expertise and market knowledge to provide our customers with the most practical solutions to keep you safe at work.

Once we’ve explored the best solution for our customers, we have access to a wide range of products from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Because we’re not limited to single products, it enables us to offer the right choice to our customers.

Contact a1-cbiss to talk with our technical specialists for help with your gas detection or safety needs

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