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Notable Confined Space - Inert Atmosphere (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Inerting is the displacement of oxygen with nitrogen or other inert gas to render flammable vapors and pyrophoric materials to a safe state for removal or maintenance work. Within the petroleum industry, specialized workers are required to enter inerted confined spaces to perform work. Entry into known IDLH atmospheres requires preparation, infrastructure, and specialized safe work permitting to accomplish the job safely. The presentation will review applicable regulations, and industry standards, visually walk through the preparation, permitting and entry process. Single and multi-sensor portable instruments are frequently used to monitor the atmosphere in confined spaces that have been deliberately inerted to displace the oxygen. The absence of oxygen has a profound effect on the performance of many types of commonly used sensors. Different inerting gases affect sensors in different ways. The session will discuss the effects of inerted atmosphere on standard catalytic (Wheatstone bridge) LEL, NDIR LEL, fuel cell oxygen, solid polymer (SPE) oxygen, PID, thermal conductivity (TCD) and electrochemical toxic gas sensors, and provide guidance on choosing the best type of sensor to use for specific inert gas monitoring applications.
Presenters: Jay Gieseke, Marathon Petroleum; Robert Henderson, GfG Instrumentation Inc.

Stock #: AOD19_B9
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