ABC's of Confined Space Safety

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An average of 92 workers are killed each year in confined space accidents. Magid Glove and Safety teamed up with MSA to create this presentation in effort to help reduce that number by informing you of these hazards and providing you simple solutions to better test your work environment.

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ABC's of Confined Space Safety

  1. 1. The ABCs of Confined Space Safety
  2. 2. Because every life has a purpose… © MSA 2012 Using Gas Monitors in Confined Spaces
  3. 3. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Stuart Becker Sales Manager Chicago 3
  4. 4. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 4  An average of 92 workers are killed each year in confined space accidents  “Rescuers” make up 60% of confined space fatalities Confined Space Dangers
  5. 5. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Confined Space Hazards  Presence of toxic gases  Oxygen deficiency or enrichment  Potential for engulfment  Flammable gas above 10% LEL  Mechanical Devices  Physical Obstacles  Sloped floors which may pin & cause asphyxiation  Any potential for IDLH atmospheres
  6. 6. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 6  Hazardous Atmosphere • An atmosphere that may pose a risk of death, incapacitation, impairment of the ability to self- rescue, or acute illness. ◘ Flammable gas, vapor or mist > 10% of LEL ◘ Oxygen < 19.5% or > 23.5% ◘ Airborne combustible dust that meets LFL ◘ Atmospheric concentration of substance in excess of OSHA PELs in Subpart G or Z ◘ Any other condition that is considered IDLH Key Definitions
  7. 7. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 What is LEL?  Below Lower Explosive Limit - not enough fuel to ignite  Above Upper Explosive Limit - not enough oxygen  Between LEL and UEL -atmosphere is explosive
  8. 8. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Need to sample at all levels in confined space METHANE (Lighter Than Air) CARBON MONOXIDE (Same Molecular Weight As Air) HYDROGEN SULFIDE (Heavier Than Air) Gases Have Different “Molecular” Weights
  9. 9. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 9  Initial testing shall be completed with the ventilation systems shut down.  Further testing shall be conducted with ventilation turned on  Conducted in a manner that represents the atmosphere throughout the confined space Atmospheric Testing
  10. 10. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 10  Instrument Reliability Verification • Calibration shall be conducted according to the manufacturer’s recommendations • At a minimum, a function check (e.g., bump test) shall be done prior to each days use. • An instrument maintenance record shall be maintained. Calibration and Bump Testing
  11. 11. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Why use an Automated (GX2) Test System? • Ease of Use ◘ Fully automated making bump testing and calibration so easy, that anyone can do it ◘ Electronic cylinder holder allows customers to be up and running with no setup required • Proactive Safety ◘ Track bump testing and calibrations for instrument fleet ◘ Download instrument data logs and send automatic emails when action is required • Best Total Cost of Ownership ◘ Track gas usage, gas expiration, end of sensor life warnings, sensor replacements, and instrument history to reduce down-time and overall maintenance costs ◘ Optimized for use with Xcell sensors yielding fastest test times in the market! Galaxy GX2 - Instrument Fleet Management
  12. 12. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 The Leader in Sensor Technology
  13. 13. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 XCell Sensor  Designed and built by MSA • MSA IS Advancing Sensor Technology! • Our sensors are designed for OUR instruments! • We have the experts to support YOU!
  14. 14. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 XCell Ex Sensor  XCell Ex - Catalytic Combustible Sensor • 4-Year Life, Fast Response, Very Durable • Only industry sensor with two detector beads (Patent Pending) ◘ Only one bead active at a time – doubles working life of sensor • Patent-Pending metal alloy support wire for increased durability • More poison resistance to silicones and sulfur compounds • Fast T(90) response time, Typical < 10 sec CH4
  15. 15. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 XCell O2 Sensor  XCell O2 - Oxygen Sensor • >4-Year Life, Fast Response, Very Durable • Long life from patent-pending “Lead Free” sensor design ◘ Nothing is consumed in the chemical reaction ◘ Most other sensors die at 2-years when enough lead is converted • Fast T(90) response time, Typical < 10 sec O2
  16. 16. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012  MSA provides the best portable instrument solutions! • Speed of response, advantages of faster alarming ◘ Humans average walking speed = 83m per min ◘ t90 avg response time of big 4 ♦ Xcell Sensors = 10-15 sec (~20m into the CS) ♦ Industry avg = 25-30 sec (>40m into the CS) ♦ Action can be taken in half the time in potential life-threatening situations! • Best Total Cost of Ownership ◘ Longer Sensor Life ◘ Calibration Gas Flow Rate  We have the best gas detection instruments in the market! • Reliable, durable and easy to use Confined Space: Why MSA is Simply the Best
  17. 17. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Industry first LEL, O2, H2S, CO, SO2 bump and calibration using a single cylinder • Bump test time 10 seconds • Calibration time 60 seconds Why are we first? • XCell SO2 sensor T90 response time is 6 times faster than industry average • Slower SO2 calibration times cause long exposures of H2S which will kill/poison the LEL sensor Industry first Big 5 Bump & Calibration
  18. 18. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Using the Right Tool Pump or Diffusion Altair 4X and Altair 5X
  19. 19. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Advanced Features  MSA exclusive MotionAlert™ feature • Indicates “man down”  MSA exclusive InstantAlert™ feature • Activates all alarms when desired  Sensor End Of Service Life Indicator • 4-6 Week advanced Warning  Most rugged instrument in its class • 10-foot drop 5X • 20-foot drop 4X  Bump checkmark √ (24 hrs) • Displays successful test result
  20. 20. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Personal 4-gas monitor • LEL, O2, CO,H2S • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery ◘ 24 hour run time Standard:  Data Log  Pass Device  Extreme Environment Tested • 20 ft drop test • IP 67 “Third Party Tested” Altair 4X Multigas Detector
  21. 21. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Industry Leading Standard 3-year warranty • Sensors • Electronics • Battery  Sulfur Dioxide detection now available in the Altair 4X!  Combined with Low Concentration H2S channel Standard  H2 resistant Co Sensor
  22. 22. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Altair 5X Multigas Detector Only Instrument in its class with internally integrated pump! Multi-gas monitor • Detects up to 6 gases: combustible, O2, H2S, CO, SO2, CO2 & additional toxic gases • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery • Alkaline pack available as an accessory • Color or monochrome display option • Multilingual
  23. 23. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Remote Sampling  Redundant Filter System for Instrument Protection • Probe Filter • Instrument Filter  Speed -1 Second Per foot of sampling line • Also allow for sensor response • Quick Connect • Up to 100 FT  Specialty Applications • Dilution Tube ◘ Inert Testing
  24. 24. Because every life has a purpose…© MSA 2012 Warranty Standard 3-year warranty • LEL, O2, CO, H2S, SO2, IR Sensors • Electronics • Battery 2-year warranty • NH3 and Cl2 Sensors Other sensors warranted for at least 12 months
  25. 25. Your Turn: Ask the Expert Magid Contact Contact your local Magid sales rep at: 1-800-444-8030 marketing@magidglove.com www.magidglove.com Stuart Becker Territory Sales Manager 1-800-672-2222 Stuart.Becker@msasafety.com www.MSAsafety.com
  26. 26. Thank You! The ABCs of Confined Space Safety

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