There are many applications for toxic, flammable, and asphyxiant gas detection. Manufacturing processes around the world increasingly involve the manufacturing and byproduct of these types of gases. Workers and residents nearby these processes are in danger of exposure and require reliable gas detection to keep them safe. DOD Technologies is a global gas detection provider in a wide array of industries.  Our service and technical knowledge can provide you with top of the line safety and gas detection solutions. See below how our products, manufactured, and distributed, fit into various applications across the world.

Wastewater Treatment & Utility

 

Utility WorkerWe host a large selection of personal gas monitors that are perfect for the Wastewater Treatment and Utility workers. If you fall into this category, you understand the importance of H2S, CO, and CH4 protection. Confined spaces become extremely dangerous when these gases are present and a reliable portable gas monitor can be the difference between life and death.

With new additions of MSA, BW Technologies, Industrial Scientific, and several other top brands in portable gas detection, we have options in every price point. We can also work with you to determine what sensor type (electrochemical, PID, Pellistor, IR) would be needed to work safely. Proper planning and procedures along with reliable equipment can result in a life saved. These units can be helpful in detecting gases that are flammable, toxic, or an asphyxiant.

While we offer a wide range personal gas detectors, we also have fixed solutions that can be used. Most commonly in the UK for odor control, our ChemLogic 1 Continuous monitor provides low level detection of H2S with datalogging and audible alarms. These units can be set up to monitor atmospheric H2S to help contain the “rotten egg” smell (Detectable at 0.1ppm). This odor control is a mandatory requirement in the United Kingdom but hasn’t made its way fully into the United States.

Both forms of gas leak detection can be utilized by companies installing or maintaining H2S scrubbers. Workers that install these scrubbers would benefit most from the portable handheld or clip on units. Other companies that have H2S scrubbers installed would benefit most from a fixed gas detection system. To see which would work best for you, contact DOD Technologies to talk about your requirements and see which solutions are right for you.

Gases in this application:
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Chlorine (CL2)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Ozone (O3)

Oil & Gas

 

Drilling PlatformThe oil and gas industry involves several manufacturing processes and upstream processes that require gas detection solutions to be used on a daily basis. Whether its offshore drilling and exploration, or onshore refining and production of gasoline DOD technologies offers several options to keep work environments up to code and safe for your workers. If you’re in need of a Class1, Div1 unit or need a different option in a non explosive environment, our sales staff will be able to assist in determining what is right for you.

The right equipment really depends on which part of the oil and gas chain you find yourself in. Exploration drilling rigs and production platforms are going to require portable units that are explosion proof and UL Certified. Other parts of the oil and gas chain, like refining, will require both portable and stationary gas detection monitors.

The petrochemical industry produces several toxic gases for workers. Benzene, ethylene, propylene, toluene,  and a few others are commonly found in the refining processes. While H2S and SO2 are more commonly found in the exploration drilling and extraction platforms.

Gases in this Application:
Methane (CH4)
Nitrogen (N)
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Toluene (C7H8)
Ethylene (C2H4)
Propylene (C3H6)
Propane (C3H8)

Semiconductor Manufacturing

 

Semiconductor manufacturing processes involve highly toxic substances and flammable gases. Our ChemLogic 96 Continuous and DOD64 FTIR Sequential gas analyzers are staples in this industry with over 1,000 machines operating every day worldwide.

Our gas analyzers can be found in a few different places throughout a fabrication facility such as: In the Wafer Reactor, Wafer Dryer, Gas Cabinets, and during Chemical Vapor Deposition. Our units are designed with clean environments in mind. With a sample draw of 400 feet and low power consumption, our systems can be located where most convenient while still performing at full capability

DOD Technologies has experience integrating our gas analyzers into pre-existing configurations. Our engineers will be able to bring your fab into the 21st century with almost no downtime. Contact us today to see how our integration team can provide you with a gas detection solution that will not only save you money, but also, save lives.

Gases in this application: 
Hydrogen Chloride (HCL)
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
Hydrogen (H)
Methane (CH4)
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Hydrogen Fluoride (HF)
Ozone (O3)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Silane (SiH4)
Phosphine (PH3)
Germane (GeH4)
Ammonia (NH3)

Chemical Plants

 

One of the largest users of gas detection safety equipment are Chemical Storage and Chemical Manufacturing Plants. Toxic, asphyxiant, and flammable gases are commonly used in manufacturing and are also by products of the manufacturing process. Storage of these gases is done on site in large metal cylinders. The transferring of gas into other containers or to other parts of the plant can release these gases into the air. Portable and Fixed gas detections systems work together to provide a safety net of gas detection.

Portable units are a must for workers in the plant environment as a leak could be undetectable to the eye or nose. Due to the harsh nature of many gases, a personal monitor could mean the difference between life and death. Fixed systems in this application include our colorimetric product portfolio. Depending on the chemical plant and production process, different quantities of gases may need to be detected. Our products range from 1 to 96 points of continuous gas detection sampling at up to 400 feet. Chemical plants often use more than one point of detection, so the cost per point should be considered when developing a gas detection system.

The colorimetric gas detectors from DOD Technologies can provide a lower initial investment, and a lower cost of ownership over the life of the machine. Our revolutionary detection methods and low product power consumption can result in savings of thousands per year. Work with our engineering specialists to see how we can integrate our system into yours.

Gases in this Application:
Methane (CH4)
Hydrogen (H2)
Ammonia (NH3)
Hydrogen Fluoride (HF)
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Helium (He)
Methanol (CH3OH)
Acetylene (C2H2)
Nitric Acid (HNO3)
Benzene (C6H6)
Various Other Gases*

 

 

Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing

 

Polyurethane foam manufacturingPolyurethane Foam requires toxic gases in it’s manufacturing process. The most common gases fall into the Diisocyanate family of gases. Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) and Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) have exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employee protection in polyurethane facilities.

It is recommended that several samples are taken at key locations along the production line to truly evaluate the risk of exposure. This approach will require a combination of personal badges, portable gas monitors, and fixed systems. DOD technologies offers products in each of these areas, providing you with complete protection. Our ChemLogic Portable and ChemLogic 1 gas monitors utilize ultra sensitive colorimetric cassettes to detect the presence of MDI and TDI.

For more information on proper diisocyanate gas detection read the PDF from the American Chemistry Council below. They highlight the best practices, and feature which of our products are best for TDI, HDI, and MDI gas detection.

American Chemistry Council Literature:
Occupational Hygiene Air Monitoring for MDI and TDI Guidance

American Chemistry Council Website:  https://www.americanchemistry.com/

Gases in this Application:
Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)
Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI)

 

 

Portable Gas Monitors Are Perfect For:
Oil & Gas

Wastewater Treatment & Utility
Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing (CLPX & IsoSense Only)
Chemical Plants

Reliable Brands We Offer: 
MSA
BW Technologies
Rae Systems
New Cosmos
Gas Clip
Crowcon

Sensor Types:
Infrared (IR)
PID
Pellistor (Catalytic Bead)
Thermal Conductivity
Electrochemical

Most Popular Gases Detected: 
H2S, SO2, CH4, CO, CO2, O2, O3, TDI, MDI, HDI, NO2, %LEL

If you would like to find the right portable gas detector for your application, please give us a call or send us a message through our contact page. Our sales staff would be happy to work with you to determine the best fit. We can also provide bulk orders if needed.

FIxed Gas Monitors Are Perfect For: 
Semiconductor Manufacturing
Wastewater Treatment & Utility
Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing
Chemical Plants

Continuous Gas Analyzers We Offer: 
ChemLogic 1 – Single Point
ChemLogic 4 – Four Point
ChemLogic 8 – Eight Points
ChemLogic 96 (CL96) – Ninety Six Points
DOD EC-20 – One to Twenty Customizable Points

Sequential Gas Analyzers We Offer:
DOD64 FTIR

Analyzer Types:
Infrared (IR)
Colorimetric
Electrochemical

If you would like to find the right fixed gas detector for your application, please give us a call or send us a message through our contact page. Our sales staff would be happy to work with you to determine the best fit. Our full gas list for each analyzer is available through your regional salesperson.

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