The recent COP 26 summit in Glasgow made a large amount of promises in regard to pollution management. One of the main focuses of this summit was the mitigation of climate change, including the reduction of N2O gas emissions. Implementing a nitrous oxide monitors is proven to be the most effective way to reduce your N2O emissions, but why do I need to do this? And what is the most suitable, detectably better device for my application? Read on below for the best advice from our team of experts.
What is N2O and Where is it Found?
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is classed as a toxic gas by UK COSHH and US OSHA with exposure levels of 25ppm and 100ppm. It is also known as ‘laughing gas’ due to its euphoric effect when inhaled. N2O gas causes a wide range of effects, including a decrease in mental performance in the short term and detrimental effects such as heart attacks and reproductive side effects with long term exposure or abuse. However, this gas is highly useful when used in a controlled environment, as it is very effective as a sedative and pain reliever in the medical industry. For this reason, it is used very frequently in the medical industry but without a nitrous oxide monitor it can become harmful very quickly.
Why do I Need a Nitrous Oxide Monitor for Pollution Mitigation?
Although it is important to mitigate nitrous oxide releases for human health due to it being a toxic gas; it is also vital for the health of the planet. Nitrous oxide is 300x more polluting to the planet then CO2 and is now the main substance causing the depletion of the ozone layer. This was therefore a big topic of discussion at the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021, with mitigation of hazardous substances including pollutants being the key outcome of an ever growing climate pact.
It is therefore going to become increasingly important for industries to control emissions of Nitrous oxide, and the most effective way to do this is to employ a nitrous oxide monitor. Time and time again scientists and academics alike have proven that the best way to control emissions and leaks of gases is through a gas detection system or portable unit. Nitrous oxide monitors can provide real time figures and alarms when N2O is present and can also be connected to a BMS system to employ mitigation techniques such as air vents. However, what are the most effective and efficient nitrous oxide monitor solutions available on the market?
Detectably Better Nitrous Oxide Monitor Solutions
At IGD, we have over 100 years of experience specialising in gas detection, making us one of the oldest, independent gas detection companies in the world. This enables us to offer the best Nitrous oxide monitors on the market, providing the complete, best in class solution in fixed and portable N2O detection along with expert advice straight from the manufacturer.
We recommend the 750S nitrous oxide monitor for fixed N2O detection. IGDs 750S provides reliable, high-quality detection with its industry first addressable features. The sampling port is provided with active filtration enabling the nitrous oxide monitor to only detect for N2O. Thus, you can be sure your system is continually providing accurate readings. This also allows IGD to offer the lowest alarm levels on the market for any nitrous oxide monitor to meet OSHA levels of 25ppm TWA and UK/EU levels of 100ppm TWA. In addition to this, our 750S nitrous oxide monitor boasts piezo pump technology, allowing for high quality pumping abilities with virtually no moving parts, valves or pump seals. Not only does this increase reliability and decrease upkeep costs, but it also means a significant reduction in sound from the device, ideal for placement inside of a workspace such as maternity wards or dentistry’s. All of this is available on our revolutionary 2-Wire addressable technology, reducing costs by 70% but increasing security and functionality massively.
With it being a sampler, this also means you can sample from cleanroom environments such as operating theatres, with the sensing unit outside. This eradicates the “bug trap” issue and means cleanrooms have no downtime when it comes to servicing, as the sensor can be up to 20M away from the cleanroom. The TOC-750S is the world’s only reliable and affordable, continuous gas detector for N2O toxic monitoring with a range of 0-1000ppm and resolution of 1ppm and comes with a 10-year warranty on the electronics.
Portable Nitrous Oxide Detector
Through IGDs partnership with mPower, we can now offer portable pumped detection through the POLI multi gas detector. This nitrous oxide monitor can detect up to 5 gases, ideal for pollution mitigation enabling the simultaneous detection of multiple hazardous gases. Durable and lightweight, this pumped nitrous oxide monitor offers effective leak detection for up to 30ft away. The plug and play sensors allow for easy replacement when sensors become end of life, ensuring no data is lost and your device is performing to the highest capability. With a wide range of alarming options, this nitrous oxide monitor is the detectably better portable solution. Ideal for the medical industry as you can have both N2O and long life O2 on the POLI unit.
Contact the Experts Today
If you require a nitrous oxide monitor for environmental monitoring, contact our team today. We offer over 100 years of expertise in gas detection, so you can be sure you are being provided with the highest ability of care. Alternatively, visit the product page on our website to find out more about our nitrous oxide monitor offerings and our full range of detectably better instruments.