Docking Stations: What Does “Unavailable” Mean Anyway?

“What does ‘Unavailable’ mean anyway?” It’s a question we’ve heard endless times and, frankly, we agree with the sentiment. DSX™ Docking Stations are the most powerful and easiest means of calibrating and bump testing a gas detector, but the error messages have often left all of us wondering exactly what to do next. Not anymore. DSX v7.6 has been released and includes several improvements to error messaging. The... Read More

Gas Detector Rental for Turnaround Season

Gas Detector Rental for Turnaround Season Turnaround season is around the corner. Have you considered gas detector rental for your equipment needs? Turnarounds often require an increased number of workers who  use gas detection to avoid hazards including oxygen deficiency, combustible gases (typically displayed as LEL), carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and VOCs. To meet this need, companies must decide whether to rent or buy portable gas detection... Read More

Is a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application?

Is a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application? Is Using a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application? Ever since workers began using electronic gas detectors, they have used instruments with pumps. Nevertheless, exactly when and how pumps should be used is still a common topic, even today. Many people believe that every gas monitor should have a pump. They feel that without a pump the gas monitor is less accurate, slower to respond, and simply doesn’t detect as much... Read More

Stop Calling Gas Detectors PPE

When many people think of all of the safety items that an average worker would wear on a daily basis, images of hardhats, fall protection, gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs come to mind. Within the safety industry, these items are called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you walk around job sites, warehouses, or plants, you will see many reminders and signs saying “Wear your PPE,” “Don’t... Read More

When Emergencies Strike, Consider Gas Detector Rental

When Emergencies Strike, Consider Gas Detector Rental When you need gas detectors, and need them quickly, renting is the most efficient and effective route. When speed is critical, gas detectors can be readied and delivered the very next day—or even the same day—in some cases. Whether the driving factor is a natural disaster, an accident, or just an overlooked or unplanned turnaround or outage, turning to gas detector rental may be your best option. Natural Disasters As anyone... Read More

Extending Radius BZ1 Run Time with External Power

Why Use an External Power Supply? The Radius® BZ1 Area Monitor with LENS™ Wireless was released in September of 2016. Customers have found this instrument extremely easy to use and to configure into a wireless network, making it a popular choice for project and turnaround work. Although a non-pumped Radius BZ1 configured with LEL, CO, H2S, and O2 sensors is capable of running for seven days, increased battery run time is... Read More

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