Worker Safety on Operational Oil Exploration and Production Rigs

Personnel on offshore oil platforms must be protected from hazardous exposures to toxic VOCs (volatile organic compounds), whether emanating from their own operations or from spilled oil and oil dispersants drifting with the currents and passing nearby their operating platforms. Sometimes, controlled burns of oil on the surface provide another hazard because burning produces clouds of particulate matter that contain VOCs such as benzene, as well as elevated levels of carbon monoxide.

Recommended RAE Systems Gas Detectors

A combination of broadband toxic testing and checking specifically for benzene can be performed using RAE Systems monitors such as the MultiRAE Plus, UltraRAE 3000, and AreaRAE Steel.

The ruggedized AreaRAE Steel and handheld MultiRAE Plus can meet the requirements of broadband and multi-gas monitoring by checking continuously for total VOCs, flammable gas concentrations, and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). AreaRAE Steel monitors can be located at key points around the perimeter of an oil platform to provide ongoing monitoring, even in harsh weather and during changes in wind direction. The MultiRAE Plus offers many of the same features in a handheld package, allowing instant transportability for checking transient situations and examining leaks and other causes for concern, including possible oil- or dispersant-contaminated equipment. The handheld UltraRAE 3000 offers fast benzene monitoring capabilities.

Recommended Products

Multi-Gas Monitor for Confined Space Applications
Portable Handheld Benzene and Compound-Specific VOC Monitor
Ruggedized Wireless Multi-Gas Monitor
Quick Measurement of Many Gases and Vapors

Part numbers for Recommended RAE Systems Gas Detectors

MultiRAE Plus

  • 009-3121-010 (unit only)
  • 009-3121-014 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • Call for other configurations

UltraRAE 3000

  • 059-D310-000 (unit only)
  • 059-D311-200 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0063-000 (Replacement benzene calibration cylinder)
  • 012-3022-010 (RAE Sep Benzene Tubes)
  • Call for other configurations

Colorimetric Hand Pump Kit

  • LP-1200 (unit only)

Colorimetric Tubes

  • 10-101-01 (Benzene 0.5 – 10 ppm)
  • 10-101-10 (Benzene 5 – 40 ppm)
  • 10-101-20 (Benzene 5 – 100 ppm)
  • 10-110-30 (Hydrocarbons 50 – 1000 ppm)
  • 10-114-20 (Toluene 10 – 300 ppm)
  • 10-112-20 (Xylene 10 – 200 ppm)

MiniRAE 3000

  • 059-B110-000 (unit only)
  • 059-B111-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0002-000 (Replacement isobutylene calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

ppbRAE 3000

  • 059-C110-000 (unit only)
  • 059-C111-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0069-000 (Replacement isobutylene calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

MiniRAE Lite

  • 059-A100-000 (unit only)
  • 059-A110-100 (unit with accessory kit and calibration gas kit)
  • 600-0002-000 (Replacement calibration cylinder)
  • Call for other configurations

AreaRAE Steel, AreaRAE Network and Ruggedized Host Controller

  • Call for review of your application