Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather With the month of October comes the beginning of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere and concerns about how well your portable gas detection equipment will function when winter puts its death grip on the thermometer. Some instruments are rated as low as -40 degrees; however, the low temperature rating for continuous operation of most portable gas monitors is -20 degrees Celsius. Even so, most instruments may be... Read More

Emergency Response to Real-Time Gas Alerts

Emergency Response to Real-Time Gas Alerts Tom is out walking on his daily check of the company pipeline. It is a beautiful day, with a clear blue sky, low humidity, and a nice breeze. As Tom walks along, he notices a patch of dead grass in the middle of the right of way. It’s near the end of his assigned area for the day, so he decides to check it out, interested to know why the grass is dead there and bright green everywhere else. As Tom gets close, his gas meter... Read More

Infrared LEL Gas Sensors – Risk or Reward?

Infrared LEL Gas Sensors – Risk or Reward? What are the limitations of infrared LEL gas sensors? There has been a lot of recent discussion about the benefits of infrared LEL gas sensors for the oil and gas industry. There have even been claims that these sensors operate for years without calibration while extending instrument run times from hours to months without recharging batteries. The benefits of infrared technology over the industry standard catalytic bead... Read More

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms Gas detector manufacturers today are trying to provide end users with functionality that goes beyond gas detection. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most frequent types of workplace accidents. Due to that fact, several instruments on the market now offer man-down alarms or panic alarm functionality. If a worker becomes disabled and is in need of help, he can trigger the panic alert on his monitor, which will activate... Read More

When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?

With the technology available today, you’ve probably thought, who is watching me? Let’s get real for a moment. Someone is monitoring some aspect of someone’s life, somewhere. The question is, for what purpose? Now that I have your attention, let’s shift gears and talk about the positive use for this technology. Preserving human life. A gas monitor that can alert you of hazardous conditions while recording user and site data... Read More

The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life

The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life Calibration gas is an important component in ensuring the proper performance of your gas monitors. Regular calibrations promote the accurate measurement of gas concentration values. During calibration, a unit’s installed sensors are to be exposed to their set concentrations of calibration gases. Based on the sensors’ responses, the unit will self-adjust to compensate for declining sensor sensitivity, which naturally occurs... Read More

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