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Oil and gas industry

Because of the presence of toxic and explosive gas, oil and gas production, exploitations and treatment sites can be highly dangerous environments for workers. Gas detection solutions must be implemented against these hazards to ensure safety.

Détection gaz dans le secteur industriel "pétrole et gaz"

GazDetect – with its partners 3M Gas & Flame Detection, Dräger, Honeywell Analytics and Industrial Scientific – offers a complete range of gas detectors (4 gas detectors, area gas monitor, fixed system), optical flame detectors and respiratory protection devices (gas masks, escape respirators, self-rescuer masks and self-contained breathing apparatus…)

Portable gas detection for the oil and gas industry

4 gas monitor

This is the prime multi-gas detector and the most commonly used for oil & gas applications like exploration, drilling, refining, storage or transport. It simultaneously detects combustible gases (methane, VNG, LPG, hydrocarbons, solvents…), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) – a very toxic gas – carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2) deficiency.

Area gas monitor

In addition to portable gas detectors or for particular situations (offshore platforms, periodical technical shutdown works in refineries), using area gas monitors to cover a production or work zone allows complete monitoring and higher safety levels for workers and infrastructures. Actually, the oil and gas industry is a major user of area gas monitors: these devices are used on production sites all over the world.

Fixed detection for the oil and gas industry

Combustible gas detector

Combustible gas detectors (for natural gas, hydrocarbons, solvents and alcohols) are the main gas detection systems used in the oil and gas industry. There are two major detection technologies depending on targeted gases:

  • Catalytic sensor: This sensor technology is used for almost any combustible gas. It is very efficient but its lifetime shortens as residual combustible gas is more or less present.
  • Infrared absorption sensor: This technology should be selected for any field of activity with permanent residual presence of combustible gases. This is the technology to use for the oil and gas sector.

Open-path gas detector

Using an open-path gas detector is particularly suitable for some applications like offshore platforms, pipelines or large scale storage areas. An infrared open-path detector detects gases and hydrocarbons and features a scope of up to 200 meters. This is an attractive solution as it is easy to implement and cost effective.

Optical flame detector

An optical flame detector reacts to any flame radiation. It has been designed to quickly alert of any fire ignition. These devices are thus particularly adapted to refineries, pipelines, pumping stations, and are great solutions for filling centers, storage structures or offshore platforms.

Respiratory protection for the oil and gas industry

Escape mask and self-rescuer respirator

For emergency evacuation in presence of different toxic gases, people need to wear escape masks. These respiratory protective units are gathered into two categories: air purifying respirators that use ABEK specific filters, and air supplying respirators (self-rescuer masks) well-suited for emergency escape in highly toxic or poorly oxygenated atmosphere.

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)

Using a self-contained breathing apparatus – SCBA – is required for heavier interventions in non-breathable, poorly oxygenated, toxic or asphyxiating (important gas leak) areas.

Our gas detection solutions for the oil and gas industry

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The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

  • Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety

Area gas monitor – RADIUS BZ1

The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety
  • Detection of combustible gases, Cl2, CO, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO2, O2, SO2 and VOC.
  • Duplicate 108 dB audible alarm and red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Runtime: 168 hours without pump (7 days) and 84 hours with pump
  • Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 55 cm – weight 7.5 kg – 11.2 cm LCD display
  • Available with optional LENS wireless technology
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Designed in an impact and weather-resistant polycarbonate alloys housing, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is an extremely flexible solution to monitor a clearly defined area or a confined space. Moreover, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is equipped with the DualSense technology and is available with optional LENS Wireless technology.

 

DualSense technology uses two sensors of the same type to determine the concentration of a target gas in the atmosphere and reduce the risk of instrument failure while improving gas reading accuracy.

 

LENS is the first wireless gas detection solution that allows personal monitors and area monitors to communicate gas readings and alarms with one another. Thanks to the 360-degree gas path and all-weather sensor use, the Radius BZ1 area monitor can accurately detect gases regardless of environmental conditions and avoid false alarms.

 

The special nature of this gas detection area monitoring device lies in its SafeCore® module. This unit concentrates every critical technology pieces such as software, pumps and sensors. this module can be easily removed to be placed in any base in order to have a smaller fleet of instruments, easily dock it on a socking station – to download data logs and alarm events, bump test, calibrate and change settings – or to adapt each configuration to changin environment.

 

In case of anormal concentrations, powerful audible (108 dB at 1 m) and visual (ultra-bright blue and red lights) alarms will alert any operator working in the area, even in high-noise and dark environments. Custom alarm action messages like “EVACUATE” or “VENTILATE” can furthermore be configured in case of emergency situations in order to quickly and safely take corrective actions.

 

Lastly, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is equipped with a long-duration battery with 7 days (1168 hours) or typical runtime. An optional external extended battery can extend it over one month.

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VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

Portable 4 gas detector – VENTIS-MX4 – EXLO, O2, CO, H2S

VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

Portable gas detector MX4-Ventis
  • Detection of Explo (0-100% LEL), O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2
  • Robust, shock-resistant and waterproof device (IP66 and IP67)
  • Enhanced visibility with safety orange overmold
  • Compact and lightweight: first multigas detector with a single-gas detector size
  • Optional slide-on sampling pump (up to 30 meters)
Additional information

The Ventis-MX4 is a portable multigas detector. Contrary to single-gas detectors, it can detect up to 4 gases. Thanks to its rechargeable Li-ion battery, it can continuously operate during around 12 hours at 20°C ambient temperature. This battery can be replaced by an optional extended battery for up to 20 hours of autonomy without pump.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector can detect up to 4 gases amongst explosive gases, oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). A specific location is dedicated to the explo sensor (catalytic sensor) and the oxygen sensor (electrochemical sensor). A 4 gas unit will basically include oxygen and explo sensors.

The Ventis-MX4 features 3 different alarms. The first one is a powerful 95 dB at 30 cm audible alarm to alert in noisy environmets. A high visibility red LED visual alarm and an ultra- vibrating alarm are added to improve safety. Two alarm levels are configures: low and high alarms – which are basically calibrated under occupational safety at work data.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector also features the same physical properties – dimension and weight – than a single-gas detector. It can be wore close to the breathing tracts thanks to its crocodile clip without disturbing the user. This multigas detector shock-resistant and waterproof thanks to its high visibility polycarbonate-made overmold.

As this device can detect explosive gases, it meets current EU ATEX standards (explosive atmosphere). A sampling pump – VSP for Ventis-MX4 – is available to draw remote samples (up to 30 meters) before interventions – e.g. in confined space.

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Infrared (IR) combustible gas and hydrocarbon detector with 4-20 mA output. ATEX and SIL 2 (EN 50402) approved with many factory configured calibration curbs.

  • Fixed gas detector Optima +

Optima plus combustible gas detector with infrared technology

Infrared (IR) combustible gas and hydrocarbon detector with 4-20 mA output. ATEX and SIL 2 (EN 50402) approved with many factory configured calibration curbs.

Fixed gas detector Optima +
  • Detection of the combustible gases
  • More than 40 specific gas curbs available factory calibrated
  • 4 ray dual source infrared IR technology
  • Very fast response time (T90 < 8 seconds)
  • Very high reliability (MTBF > 28 years)
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The Optima Plus advanced infrared point gas detector has been especially designed to detect hydrocarbons in potentially explosive certified atmospheres. This fixed gas detector can thus be used in a whole range of applications like offshore drilling platforms, petroleum and gas terminals, refineries, gas turbine-based power plants and so on.

 

Thanks to the integrated infrared gas detection technology, this detector features a very fast response time T50 below 3 seconds and T90 below 4 seconds for methane (CH4) detection. Moreover, the infrared gas detection principle offers a fail-to-safe operation to the detector.

 

As it uses the infrared absorption technology, the Optima Plus is immune to catalytic poisons, can operate in inert atmospheres and features a very long operation life. Moreover, in comparison with classic standard fixed gas detectors, the Optima Plus requires a reduced routine maintenance, which provides low ongoing cost of a gas detection system ownership.

 

In the core of this gas detector, the 4-channel optics block (dual compensated) has been especially engineered to provide the detector with the most stable optics design possible. Its integrated microprocessor controls the signal and offers an optimal safety level and the detector heated optic components reduce risks of condensation. Furthermore, in order to remotely monitor distant or inaccessible sites, the Optima Plus can be integrated into a remote gas sampling system. Its ultra-resistant housing made of stainless steel 316 is IP66 and IP67 approved against dust and water.

 

Lastly, the Optima Plus infrared gas detector features 4-20 mA output signals allowing the device to use the optional HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) protocol. This communication protocol allows among other functions to perform bump tests, simulate alarm, fault or warning, configure alarm thresholds, inhibit, warning and overrange levels and to change target gas.

 

An optional duct mounting kit enables installation of the Optima Plus with a duct/ventilation system. It also enables functional gas testing without removing the detector from the duct system.

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ATEX modular explosimeter to monitor combustible gases (natural gas, butane, propane, hydrocarbons, solvents…) with the opprtunity to add additional O2, CO, H2S sensors.

MX4-EXPLO combustible gases detector (explosimeter)

ATEX modular explosimeter to monitor combustible gases (natural gas, butane, propane, hydrocarbons, solvents…) with the opprtunity to add additional O2, CO, H2S sensors.

Portable gas detector MX4-Explo
  • Gas detection: combustible gases from 0 to 100 % LEL
  • Polycarbonate materials with robust and waterproof overmold.
  • Audible (95 dB at 30 cm), visual and vibrating alarm.
  • Longlenght battery, 12 hours continuous.
  • Optional slide on pump to draw samples.
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The Searchline Excel open-path gas detectors is the world most installed unit for many applications from arctic circles to Middle-East deserts.

Detection of methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, ethylene, propylene, ethanol, methanol.

  • Open-path gas detector Searchline Excel

Searchline excel open-path gas detector

The Searchline Excel open-path gas detectors is the world most installed unit for many applications from arctic circles to Middle-East deserts.

Detection of methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, ethylene, propylene, ethanol, methanol.

Open-path gas detector Searchline Excel
  • Extremely accurate detection of hydrocarbons
  • T90 response time below 3 seconds
  • 4-20 MA linear output and RS485 multipoint Modbus
  • Power supply: from 18 to 32 VDC
  • Extended monitored area, larger detection of gas leaks
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Our respiratory protection for the oil and gas industry

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Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

Self-contained breathing apparatus – SIGMA

Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

Self-contained breathing apparatus SIGMA
  • High performance pneumatic system
  • Ultra-compact demand valve triggered from first breath
  • Lighweight and ergonomic backplate and fireproof harness
  • Possibility to switch to demand constant flow
  • Large range of full face masks: Vision 3, Promask PP and Panaseal
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Equipped with an ABEK-15 filter, the Parat 3100 escape respirator is an EEBD that provides around 15 minutes of respiratory protection to its user. This escape device is an easy to use respiratory PPE efficient against many toxic gases and substances.

  • emercency escape breathing device Parat 3100 escape respirator mask

Emergency escape breathing device PARAT 3100

Equipped with an ABEK-15 filter, the Parat 3100 escape respirator is an EEBD that provides around 15 minutes of respiratory protection to its user. This escape device is an easy to use respiratory PPE efficient against many toxic gases and substances.

emercency escape breathing device Parat 3100 escape respirator mask
  • Easy to put on and to use.
  • Adapted to in any morphology (universal size).
  • Tropical version available.
  • ATEX (zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21, 22), DIN 58647 (CE 0158) certified.
  • 12 years lifespan (maintenance and filter replacement every 4 years).
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Equipped with a CO-P2 filter against fire-related gases, particles and toxic vapors, the Parat 5500 fire escape hood provides respiratory protection while escaping. With this EEBD the user has at least 15 minutes to evacuate a dangerous area.

  • drager Emergency escape hood PARAT 5500

Emergency escape hood PARAT 5500

Equipped with a CO-P2 filter against fire-related gases, particles and toxic vapors, the Parat 5500 fire escape hood provides respiratory protection while escaping. With this EEBD the user has at least 15 minutes to evacuate a dangerous area.

drager Emergency escape hood PARAT 5500
  • Easy operation thanks to instructions and pictograms on the housing.
  • User friendly – wide field of view, anti-fog coating.
  • Universal size to fit everyone.
  • ATEX (0, 1, 2, 20, 21, 22 zones), DIN 58647-7 certified.
  • 16 years service life (provided the filter is changed after 8 years).

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Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

  • drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape

Self-rescuer SCSR OXY 3000/6000

Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape
  • Up to 60 minutes autonomy.
  • Shock absorbent shell to protect the device.
  • Safety Eye for easy visual safety check.
  • Dimensions: 265 x 217 x 125 mm for less than 4 kg.
  • Approved in compliance with SA 89/686/CEE DIN EN 13794 standards and Australian coal mining.
  • Storage shelf life up to 10 years.
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