Gas Detection Solutions for Laboratories

Whether in universities, hospitals or research centres, laboratories can have a range of gas hazards that require continuous monitoring to keep personnel safe.

There may be gas cylinder storage in these laboratories and therefore continuous leak detection system is required.

In research and development laboratories, the use of toxic and inert gases requires significant gas monitoring due to the use of nitrogen in many of these areas. Detection of oxygen depletion is particularly important.

Laboratory Gas Hazards
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A variety of gases often needs to be detected in laboratories and medical sectors.

In a research laboratory, various tests and experiments will be conducted using a wide variety of highly toxic or flammable gases. Some lab work involves various research into the use of fuels (Natural gas, Gasoline, Diesel, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell).

The more common gas hazards include: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Combustible Gases, Hydrogen (H2), Methane (CH4), Oxygen (O2)(Enrichment/Deficiency), Peracetic Acid (PAA), and Nitric Oxide (NO).


When facilities management companies are installing ventilation or ceiling ducts in labs, airflow smoke generation tubes are used as a low-cost method of identifying airflow currents. Smoke generation tubes can be easily stored and don’t require any ongoing maintenance create white smoke to allow the user to visually monitor airflow currents.

Standard detector tubes are used to determine levels of present gas and provide a low-cost method of gas detection. This makes them ideal for lab technicians to carry out spot checks in fume hoods.

Personal gas detectors are worn by lab technicians for their own safety. These devices are worn within the breathing zone and will provide an alarm should the wearer come into contact with dangerous levels of hazardous gases.

More advanced gas detectors include datalogging capabilities which allow the health and safety manager to analyse the data and make assessments that could improve safety in the workplace.

Laboratories can benefit from around-the-clock protection in the form of a fixed gas detection system. These systems monitor such as toxic gases (used to warn of the threat of gases like Carbon Dioxide released whilst analysing bacteria) and oxygen deficiency.

A typical system within a laboratory may consist of a range of gas sensors suitably positioned where gases are expected to either leak or build-up. The sensors are connected to a control panel which can display live data. Depending on the requirements of the system, data may be transmitted to a Building Management System (BCS). The system may have a warning system to either a siren or a traffic light to warn personnel from entering a lab.


a1-cbiss deliver unrivalled bespoke gas detection solutions to serve the industry with expertise, knowledge and cost-effective fixed gas detection systems to support clients with a clear vision and help them to achieve their safety and compliance goals.

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