For workers entering confined spaces, there’s always an added element of danger when it comes to detection of toxic gases and vapors. That’s why the Uniphos Envirotronic Inc. team is excited about a new pump option being released this fall by Blackline Safety.
Uniphos is a distributor of Blackline’s portable gas monitors, and Global Product Manager Ed Ligus said the advantages of their G7 Insight Program include 3G cellular network connectivity that keeps workers wirelessly connected to their team or control center.
“When connected, all G7 devices automatically upload all usage and gas detection data to the Blackline Safety Network,” said Ligus, noting that Blackline recently issued a news release about its much anticipated G7 Multi-gas Pump Cartridge option.
“The pump cartridge is a much needed option for a confined space application and Blackline has innovated some clever options,” said Ligus.
Examples of confined spaces where workers need this type of protection include silos, vats, hoppers, utility vaults, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, pipes, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, aircraft wings, boilers, manholes, pump stations, digesters, manure pits and storage bins.
“One must keep in mind that lighter than air gases and vapors like methane or ethane will be at higher levels in a confined space whereas gases and vapors heavier than air like chlorine or hydrogen sulfide tend to be at lower levels near the bottom,” explained Ligus. “When monitoring for entries involving a descent into atmospheres that may be stratified, the atmospheric envelope should be tested a distance of approximately four feet in the direction of travel and to each side.”
Highlights of the new G7 G7 Multi-gas Pump Cartridge option
Confined Space Pre-entry mode: In this mode, you can alter how your G7 device will behave when it detects high levels of gas. This mode is available by default for G7 devices fitted with a pump cartridge.
Leak Check Mode:Users can switch between pumped and diffusion gas detection depending on the environment.
SCBA Mode: Used when entering an area known to have high gas levels and the worker is wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus. This mode can be configured to alter gas alarm and safety alert behaviors.
High Risk Mode: Meant for general high-risk situations, such as evacuations or when traveling through known dangerous areas. If desired, this mode allows G7 to have more frequent check-ins and modified safety monitoring functionality.
For more information, visit the Blackline Safety announcementor call our team at 1-844-247-0450.