Ice arenas have multiple gas hazards in various locations throughout the facility. At the ice surface level, gasoline, propane, natural gas, and in some gases diesel powered equipment such as an ice re-surfacer and ice edger produce exhaust composed of carbon monoxide and/ or nitrogen dioxide. Other fuel powered equipment such as floor sweepers, lift trucks and other vehicles idling in close proximity can add to the CO and NO2 levels. Mechanical rooms that have a chiller commonly use ammonia and if a leak were to occur, it would become a corrosive, toxic gas. A hazardous gas detection system is necessary to monitor these conditions on a continuous basis.
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Carbon Monoxide