RAE Systems Provides Immediate Disaster Response & Aid

RAE Systems' products have been used to mitigate public health risks and protect emergency responders in and around large disasters. This includes the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado, 2011 Japan Fukushima earthquake, 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as well as other disasters around the world.

Emergency response teams working for private companies, volunteer organizations and government agencies rely on RAE Systems gas and VOC monitors to increase safety during assessment and remediation efforts.

RAE Systems provides advanced compound-specific and general-purpose flammable and toxic-gas detectors and wireless monitors, as well as radiation detectors and dosimeters, that are designed to keep people safe – especially after a disaster. RAE Systems is protects emergency response teams and the public who may come into contact with oil, solvents, and other hazardous chemicals.

Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Disaster

RAE Systems immediately deployed AreaRAE wireless sensor networks, UltraRAE benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes along the Gulf Coast. Its technical specialists were on-scene and in Coast Guard ships to assist the response teams that were involved in measuring and cleaning up ongoing offshore operations and the spill in waterways (including harbors, rivers, bays, and oceans).

RAE Systems also assisted teams that worked with wildlife remediation. The AreaRAE wireless networks, UltraRAE 3000 benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes were used to provide protection and detection of benzene and flammable gasses from the oil slick in the clean-up areas and by operations managers on the neighboring drilling rigs and platforms. Most of the neighboring platforms were still in production, have were not evacuated. As a result, the operations managers at these other platforms wanted their workers to remain in safe.

Gulf Oil Spill

RAE Systems placed personnel on-scene and is provided 24/7 support to private, federal and state environmental management responders with technical experts to deal with the by-products of the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. Monitoring included detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and benzene. Collectively, the cleanup and response teams involved in the oil spill were at significant health risk from exposure to harmful toxins resulting from oil contamination.

The company immediately deployed AreaRAE wireless sensor networks, UltraRAE benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes along the Gulf Coast. Its technical specialists were on-scene and in Coast Guard ships to assist the response teams that were involved in measuring and cleaning up ongoing offshore operations and the spill in waterways (including harbors, rivers, bays, and oceans). The company also assisted teams that worked with wildlife remediation. The AreaRAE wireless networksUltraRAE 3000 benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes were used to provide protection and detection of benzene and flammable gasses from the oil slick in the clean-up areas and by operations managers on the neighboring drilling rigs and platforms. Most of the neighboring platforms were still in production, have were not evacuated. As a result, the operations managers at these other platforms wanted their workers to remain in safe.