Industrial Gas Detection

Accurate gas monitoring, detection, and analysis equipment is crucial for protecting people and safeguarding the environments where they live and work. CoGDEM plays an important part in ensuring that standards are maintained for both products and workers in areas where hazardous gases may occur. CoGDEM assists in preparing standards and supporting basic research-activities that are essential in ensuring that legislation, standards, and products are improved continuously.

Although products may be manufactured to National or International Standards, the actual measurements being taken are only as good as the calibration of the instrument used to do the measuring. CoGDEM believes that the correct calibration of products and competent use and maintenance are essential to ensure best monitoring practice.

CoGDEM has written a reference book on all aspects of workplace gas detection including instrument calibration. "The CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection" should be used in conjunction with specific manufacturer's instructions by trained personnel.

Types of Gasses Monitored by CoGDEM Industrial Sub Group Companies

The CoGDEM Industrial Sub Group members are active in the monitoring of gases and vapours that impact the working and living environment. The common categories of measured gases are described below.

  • Flammable gases/vapours
  • Toxic gases
  • Oxygen and air
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Asphyxiants