The TeQ Shield™ Guardian system combines gas detection, video cameras, two-way communication and access control to create an effective solution for confined space monitoring.
TeQ Shield™ Guardian allows you to unify and centralize safety operations, offering you uninterrupted insight into all confined space work. It provides reliable monitoring and two-way communication in high risk, poor visibility areas like confined spaces resulting in enhanced safety of workers in hazardous environments. It helps mitigate risks and enhance the decision-making process especially during emergencies.
TeQ Shield™ Guardian. Making confined spaces and hazardous environments safer and more productive.
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New Method for Confined Space Management
- 12 entries were selected to utilize the system on.
- Each entry would be active simultaneously and be active 24hrs per day.
- 24hr Continuous gas monitoring for H2S, CO, LEL & O2
- Contractors Trained on using system(1hr)
- 450 access Cards issued including name, company, certifications, trade/craft/skill
- Rig in time 412 hour shifts
- 24 cameras(2/entry point)
- 12 Access control device
- 12 communication device(interior)
A site badge reader informs personnel whether or not they are authorized for confined space entry.
Two-way communication outside and inside the confined space allows personnel to be in constant contact with the command center.
Cameras offer clear visibility in a wide array of work and environmental conditions. Video is recorded along with gas detection logs and time stamping for training or investigations.
Real-time gas detection monitors the area for hazardous gases. Audible and visual alarms ensure evacuation in case of toxic atmosphere
Our professionals monitor and act on the data from the confined space from inside the command center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. It was verified to be OSHA compliant through testing conducted by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
This system has been in operation in its current configuration for over 10 years under the name VISICS, in Europe, and other regions throughout the world with zero incidents. This system has been deployed on projects providing monitoring for over 100 confined spaces at one time.
The current configuration is not intrinsically safe, but intrinsically safe components are available if necessary. The point to be considered is that many activities carried out inside confined spaces, and work areas are not intrinsically safe (such as welding, etc.); therefore, not all confined space work, and work areas require intrinsically safe equipment.
TeQ Shield™ Guardian system is made up of: cameras for video monitoring, Communication + Access Control (Badge Reader Terminal), Communication Terminal, Access Box, Gas Detector, Power box and Command Center. For more details see TeQ Shield™ Guardian Technical Specifications.