Drinking water treatment facilities take water from the environment and treat it before it is made available to homes and businesses. In water treatment plans the toxic gases chlorine and hydrogen fluoride (HF) may be present. Chlorine is used to control the growth of biological substances, such as algae and HF is often the byproduct of the fluoridation process of water.
Det-Tronics GT3000 gas detector for chlorine is an effective way to protect against this toxic gas. The sensors are hot swappable and rated for IP 67, giving them the ability to stand high pressure wash-downs. The optional UD10 display provides relay outputs and a 1,000 point data historian that records all power up, power down fault and alarm information in a date and time stamped format, makes troubleshooting fast and easy.
HF is a highly reactive gas and can deplete an electrochemical cell quickly if exposed to even a small amount of hydrogen fluoride. The Senscient open path gas detectors for HF never need calibration or sensor replacement and as they use laser spectroscopy. This technology is also immune to cross sensitivity, meaning the detector will never false alarm.
Additionally, risk to plant personnel is reduced because workers are not required to venture into areas where these open path detectors are installed to complete regular calibrations or sensor replacement.