Gas monitoring systems are crucial pieces of technology in any mining site. These systems work to measure the levels of gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane, and volatile organic compounds. By doing so, these systems help to reduce the risks associated with gas leaks and provide employees with immediate alarms and notifications in case of an emergency. Gas detectors use various sensors relayed to a central computer for alarms and monitoring. Thanks to these systems, mining sites can be kept safe and employees can work with the peace of mind that they need.
How do gas monitoring systems work?
A gas monitoring system typically consists of a number of gas detectors placed in strategic locations around the mining site. These detectors use various sensors to measure the levels of different gasses in the air. Once these readings are taken, they are relayed to a central computer for alarms and monitoring. This computer can then send out alerts and notifications to employees in case of an emergency.
What gasses do a gas monitoring system measure?
A gas monitoring system typically measures three gasses: carbon dioxide, methane, and volatile organic compounds. These gasses can be dangerous if they are present at high levels and can cause health problems for employees. By measuring these gasses, gas monitoring systems help to keep employees safe by providing warnings of any potential leaks.
Why are gas monitoring systems important?
Gas monitoring systems are important because they help to keep employees safe. By measuring the levels of gasses in the air, these systems provide immediate alarms and notifications in case of a gas leak. This allows employees to evacuate the area quickly and safely. Gas monitoring systems also help to reduce the risks associated with gas leaks, making the mining site a safer place to work.
Contact us today for the installation and calibration of gas monitoring systems. We can help you get the best in gas monitoring throughout your mining site and integrate these systems with your current leaky feeder lines.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Gas Monitoring Devices and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.