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

Area Monitor Rental – An Orphan Well Case Study

Area Monitor Rental – An Orphan Well Case Study The first successful use of a drilling rig on a well drilled especially to produce oil was made in 1859. One estimate suggests that since then, 3.5 million oil and gas wells have been drilled in North America. Because many wells were drilled before well permit regulations were introduced, this number may be even higher, reaching estimates of 4 million. Ideally, when a well reaches the end of its life cycle, it is properly... Read More

The Hidden Costs of Disposable Gas Detectors

The Hidden Costs of Disposable Gas Detectors Consumer electronic waste is a serious problem. Americans, for example, replace their cell phones every 22 months, on average, leading to over 140 million cell phones in US landfills annually. Over time, the components in those phones break down, allowing toxic substances to leach into the surrounding soil and water systems. The problem is so significant that electronic waste is often exported, sometimes illegally, to... Read More

Are You Ready for Real-Time Gas Detection Data?

Real-time gas detection data is emerging as a top requirement for gas detection programs. Challenges getting real-time gas detection data are being solved with the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, cell, and satellite networks. But it is very difficult to understand what data is needed in real time. Real-time data from safety systems is voluminous—vehicle data, lone worker data, gas data, GIS data, and biometric data, are just a few... Read More

How Rugged are Your Gas Detectors?

Everyone knows that industrial gas detectors are supposed to be rugged, but standards in quality can vary greatly depending on the instrument and manufacturer. If you’re frustrated with poor workmanship, having to put garbage bags over your area monitors when it rains, for example, or constantly sending dropped personal gas detectors in for warranty replacements, you’re not alone. The time and money spent on making sure... Read More

Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program?

Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program? For many people, the board game Clue, was their first venture into the world of investigation. Players move around the board, gathering facts about a recent murder and eliminating possibilities, to piece together a conclusion like “Ms. Peacock killed Colonel Mustard in the study with a candlestick.” This beloved, somewhat ominous children’s game highlights the importance of answering the big five questions when an incident... Read More

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