Oxygen is a colorless, odorless gas that is vital to life. In a normal environment, the air is made up of approximately 21% Oxygen. Monitoring Oxygen levels is crucial for both workers and equipment that utilizes Oxygen.
Oxygen is widely used in Medical, Aircraft, Metallurgy and Chemical Processing. Elevated oxygen is a risk for workers in these environments. The Risk of fire increases significantly with elevated oxygen levels. Oxygen sensors are used for both process control and worker safety in these environments.
Displacement of oxygen in poorly ventilated environments can occur in industries and aboard ships, where rusting metal can trap oxygen, creating hazardous conditions.