Gas monitoring is a crucial safety mechanism in any mining site. These mobile systems are installed to check for the presence of various harmful gasses that could be flammable or dangerous to human health. Typical gas monitoring devices will monitor for the presence of methane, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds. We offer gas monitoring devices for underground mining.
Methane is usually found in coal mines and must be monitored at all times to ensure that there are not dangerous concentrations of this explosive gas.
The formation of Methane (CH4) occurs when coal is exposed to air, therefore it is important for methane monitoring equipment to always function properly, especially in areas where the air pressure has dropped during drilling or transporting material.
Methane is considered to be 100 times more explosive than normal air, so it is extremely dangerous to mine workers unless there are measures in place that can detect the methane and ventilate the area before any coal miner tries to enter.
A less common gas found in mines is carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is a product of the combustion of carbon, and can be found in coal mines as methane burns away.
Carbon monoxide monitoring devices are typically used for gasses that have less stringent regulations, as many countries do not consider it to be as dangerous as methane or other flammable gasses. This monitoring device is a crucial part of any underground mining site, as exposure to the deadly gas can lead to death or serious injury.
Carbon monoxide detectors are typically installed in areas where there may be methane gas present because methane detectors cannot detect carbon monoxide.
Our systems can be installed for mobile gas detection and they will detect the presence of gas in the air. They can be placed in hard-to-access areas and detect even trace amounts of gasses in the air quality.
Our systems will deliver an instant alert to any digital radio or smart device linked to our monitors through Bluetooth. Notifications can be customized to suit your needs and reporting data can be created to work through accident prevention in the future.
Full scale alerts and linkage through the mining digital network will speed up evacuation plans and ensure that miners working on-site and across multiple sites are able to get instant alerts when they count.
You can visit our website for more information about gas monitoring or check back for future articles on our monitoring technology. Regularly updating your alarms and making sure that you have the best technology will keep your business as safe as possible and work to prevent accidents on your job site.
We have a great selection of gas detectors and these systems will help you keep your miners safe from harmful gasses that could be present in any underground mining site. For the best gas detection for mines, it’s important to have automated devices to provide you with enhanced safety.
Contact us today to learn more about the latest gas monitoring devices for underground mining and how they can be made to suit the needs of your mining site.