Larry Medina | Draeger Safety, Inc.
In many scenarios, 15 seconds is not a significant amount of time; however, in the oil and gas industry, this small interval can mean the difference between life, health hazards and even death for onsite workers. In such events, having equipment that’s reliable and designed to quickly alert workers of the presence of hazardous gas is crucial for protection and an effective evacuation, if necessary. Through history, the benefits of sensor technology have rarely received the standalone praise they deserve, oftentimes packaged into the advantages afforded by safety solutions. Yet the faster and more intelligent sensor speeds of today allow workers to put time back on their side, and ensure that those 15 second intervals are not taken for granted. To provide this protection to their workers, companies must fully understand the capabilities of their detection device suite in order to safeguard against their site’s specific challenges.