Argon Tank Monitoring
Argon tank monitoring is the application of monitoring specific parameters of liquefied Argon in a Tank. Through sensing instrumentation/devices parameters such as level, pressure, and temperature are recorded and monitored for a variety of crucial business reasons.
In setting where odorless and colorless gases are found, an O2 monitor – oxygen deficiency monitor – is always used. It is crucial to constantly monitor argon (along with other gases including nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and cryogenic). These tank monitors let off an alarm when gas levels levels rise above or fall below those that are that are considered safe.
The reason that these gasses coincide with O2 monitors is because when these gases are released into an environment, oxygen levels begin to fall. Because these gasses are both odorless and colorless, those that are within this environmental setting would not notice the leak. The final result if not caught in time, which can only take minutes, is death by asphyxiation. Before this happens, the drop in oxygen levels can cause confusion, difficulties in breathing, and coordination loss.
These monitors make it easy to detect when there is a leak that has escaped in a room of a potentially hazardous and the oxygen levels have depleted. An alert consisting of flashes and sounds will go off immediately when these low and dangerous levels are detected. It is crucial to have such monitors in areas that are in the presence of these gases so that staff and others that are present will have enough time to vacate the premises before any detrimental side effects to health may occur. Environments that use these gases must have these tank level monitors for many reasons but most important, it is a cost-effective safety practice to maintain working environment that is safe as well as protecting staff.
Argon tank monitors consisting of oxygen monitors are installed in many different locations and work spaces such as laboratories, colleges and universities, medical settings, food processing plants, etc. These tanks are easy to install and work with. They are an investment for many industries as there is no maintenance necessary after installation.