Gas Detection in Metals & Steel Production

With their many furnaces, flames and processes that emit hazardous gases, steel mills have a significant need for gas and fire detection. Each step in the steel making process—from coke production through ingot casting and rolling—has its specific hazards that must be addressed with a properly matched gas detection system. 3M Gas & Fire Detection offers a wide range of gas detection products for the steel industry to help keep employees safe and production running.

Specific Applications

  • Coke ovens
  • Blast furnace
  • Soaking pits
  • Shutdown/turnaround maintenance
  • Pickling and plating
  • Aluminum smelting
  • Hydrogen detection used for cooling
  • Ppm hydrocarbon leak detection
  • Confined space entry
  • Inert gas blanketing
  • Data-logging/industrial hygiene—workplace exposures
  • Environmental
  • Perimeter/fence-line monitoring
  • Fixed point

Potential Hazards

  • Ammonia
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Hydrogen chloride
  • Hydrogen cyanide
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Nitric oxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Combustible gases
  • Oxygen deficiency/enrichment

See our full line of fixed gas detection products.