E-book: Understanding the cost of gas detection technologies in hazardous industries

Organisations are continually focused on improving efficiency and making effective use of financial resources. However, with extensive regulation and budgetary demands in place for most, are these costs all justified? 

In this e-book, we consider the new thinking enabled by total cost of ownership focus. From the investment in individual products, such as personal gas detection systems, to supporting a multi-environment management model. 

When reviewing specific aspects of the safety equipment portfolio, focus is not only on ensuring any new regulations are met but also to maximise exposure to technology innovation and, of course, take advantage of any opportunities to drive down costs. 

Radically reducing the cost of consumables will release significant budget that safety managers could then use to explore new and innovative safeguarding solutions. The ability to confidently consider improvements in areas such as ventilation and personal monitoring enable organisations to go beyond basic compliance to current legislative requirements and proactively future proof the business. 

The ability to combine real-time information about an individual’s health – from air quality to heart rate – will become increasingly key in safeguarding individuals, enabling safety managers to take immediate action in the event of an incident and provide organisations with accurate data to mitigate the risk of legal action in the future.  

Personal gas detection has been required for many years; but as regulators extend this model to include exposure to silica dust, for example, the ability to combine real-time hazard monitoring with personal biometrics will provide individual employee health profiles. 

Considering the total cost of ownership, rather than up front price alone, will offer value even if organisations are operating in environments with just one or two gases; for those companies in highly complex environments, where workers are at risk of exposure to up to five or six different gases – requiring four high-cost gas detection cells the total cost of ownership benefits delivered by a low-cost consumable model is very significant. 

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