Gas detectors are one of the major components used in industries to ensure safety from toxic gas leakages. Components like biogas 5000 methane detectors are used to detect methane gas leakages like in the system so that those toxic gases do not get exposed to the environment causing hazardous problems to the employees working on the floor. The alarm present in the gas detectors starts to ring as soon as the system detects any gas leakages thus alerting the entire floor staff about the danger. In this way, the security team quickly rushes to the leakage area and starts evacuating people as soon as possible to prevent any major accidents.
There are primarily two types of gas detectors namely Single Gas Detectors and Multi Gas Detectors and we will be discussing both of them and also about your requirements of choosing each of them.
Difference between Single and Multi Gas detectors
Single-Gas Detectors as the name suggests is able to detect and monitor one particular gas. For example, out of multiple gasses like Carbon Monoxide, Ammonia, Sulphur Dioxide etc present in the plant vicinity, a single gas detector will be able to detect either one of them and alert the system about it. One of the biggest advantages of these types of gas detectors is that they are extremely light in weight and are so compatible that the worker can even attach it in his belt or helmet and continue the work. A Portable methane detector is the best example of a single gas detector.
Multi Gas detectors on the other hand is used for multi-gas monitoring as it is able to detect multiple gasses present in the vicinity. Multi gas detectors are not as portable as single gas detectors but are still compact and light in weight. The major issue with their compactness is that they have a large screen display which makes the overall structure bulky and a bit difficult to carry to places. They have bigger screens because they are able to read and display readings for up to 6 gasses at a time. They are extremely advantageous to carry to the plant area because of the multiple gas detection capabilities but are not as portable as single gas detectors
Choosing between Single and Multi Gas detectors
Selecting the right multi-gas detector is extremely important as it is directly related to the safety of the people working in the plant. Before selecting the one which is perfect for you, here are some things which you can consider
- You must be well aware of the hazards you are exposed to before selecting the right gas detector because knowing it would be helpful to determine the requirements.
- Before selecting the right one for you, it is very much important that you very well understand the functions and working of both the gas detectors. This will make your decision easy as you would be able to relate your requirements to the gas detector’s working.
- Discuss with the workers and see what they suggest. Sometimes they might be accustomed to a particular type of gas detector and are hesitant to adopt and use a new one so discussing it and explaining them the advantages will make them comfortable.
- Always search for all the possible options you have before selecting the one for you. Exploring different possibilities will not only help you in understanding the working of each one of them, but will also help you select the best out of the rest.