A gas detector is a device which detects the presence of various gases within an area. It usually has an audible alarm, along with a visual signal, to warn people in the area, giving them the opportunity to exit the area. This is an important device because there are many gases that can be harmful to humans and animals.
Gas detectors can be used to detect combustible, flammable, and toxic gases, along with oxygen depletion. This type of device is used widely in industry, and in the fire service.
Gas detectors are usually battery operated. They transmit warnings via a series of audible and visible signals, such as alarms and flashing lights, when dangerous levels of gas vapors are detected.
Gas detectors come in two main types; portable and fixed. The portable unit is used to monitor the atmosphere around personnel, and is usually worn on clothing or a belt/harness. The fixed detector, is generally mounted near the process area of a plant or control room, or in an industrial environment.
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