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Blackline G7 – Introducing Our New Lone Worker Alarm Device

They’re out of sight but not out of mind… our new Blackline G7 lone worker man down alarm device helps safeguard lone workers, especially in remote areas.

People working by themselves are generally known as “lone workers”. Lone workers represent particular safety challenges. For example, how can an alarm be raised if they become injured or incapacitated? And how can you pinpoint their location in the event of an emergency?

The advent of GPS-enabled smart phones is a help, but a phone is no use if its operator is unable to dial out. And for workers in remote locations, cell phone coverage may not be available.

Blackline G7 lone worker man down alarm device
Blackline G7.

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Gas Detection Seminar Recap: “Innovate 2017 – Gas Detection Advances”

Gas detection seminar
Last month we ran two gas detection seminars with Industrial Scientific. The 4-hour technical seminars explored the latest technology & coming innovations.

Part of an international gas detection seminar series

New Zealand was the first international stop on Industrial Scientific’s worldwide seminar tour. First up was [Read more…]

Gas detector rental & the inextricable link with plant turnarounds

How much do you know about the inextricable link between gas detector rental and safety conditions during plant turnarounds and maintenance shutdowns?

Gas detector rental & the inextricable link with plant turnarounds

Plant turnarounds and maintenance shutdowns are different, but not that different. The terms tend to be used interchangeably but there are subtle differences. It is useful to understand the difference between the use of the words plant and maintenance in front of the words shutdown, turnaround and outage. [Read more…]

Where should I mount the sensors for my fixed-point gas detection system?

Ask John, our gas detection expert

The purpose of installing a fixed-point gas detection system is to detect the presence of harmful or potentially harmful gases in the environment before they reach a dangerous level – either through toxicity or flammability.

Therefore, logic dictates the sensors for a gas detection system should be [Read more…]

New area gas monitor by Industrial Scientific is the bz knz?

Radius BZ1 area gas monitor in the field

Why is Industrial Scientific’s new Radius BZ1 area gas monitor the bee’s knees? John Langslow is Entec’s gas detection manager – here’s what he says…

Area gas monitors

Plant operators use area gas monitors for increased safety monitoring in specific areas. An area gas monitor is best used in [Read more…]

Gas Detector Calibration vs Bump Test – What’s the difference?

Ask John, our gas detection expert

Short answer: A gas detector calibration is more thorough & confirms the accuracy of gas detection. Bump tests just check the sensor & alarm actually work.

Gas Detector Bump Test

A bump test is defined as…  [Read more…]

How to wirelessly connect gas detectors to form a local network

With Industrial Scientific’s new LENS Wireless connectivity, gas detectors are wirelessly connected to form a local network for the ultimate in protection.

LENS wireless links gas detectors for form a local networkPortable gas detectors and area gas detectors alert you to a detected gas hazard with an audible and visual alarm. Anyone within the immediate vicinity is thereby alerted and a chain of responses can then be put in place. These responses might include…

  • investigate
  • evacuate
  • notify others

But what if you could reduce exposure further by taking user protection up a whole new level?  [Read more…]

Why use gas detectors when working in confined spaces?

Ask John: Why use gas detectors when working in confined spaces?

In this Ask John we explain confined spaces and the lurking hazards. Then we answer the question… Why use gas detectors when working in confined spaces?

Confined space definition…

“An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy. It is liable to have an atmosphere that contains harmful contaminants or not contain a safe oxygen level. It may have contents that could cause engulfment. It may have restricted means for entry and exit.”

Source: Worksafe

Breaking it down

A confined space is…  [Read more…]

Fixed gas detection systems and how to achieve peace-of-mind

Fixed gas detection system
If you have a fixed gas detection system installed at your site, Entec helps you achieve peace-of-mind by offering routine on-site service and calibration.

A fixed gas detection system is a critical part of your site’s safety infrastructure. It should not be regarded as fit-and-forget. Instead, a [Read more…]

Why do I need to calibrate my gas detector, especially when it’s fairly new?

Why do I need to calibrate my gas detector, especially when it's fairly new?
Gas detectors use sensors to measure the levels of target gases. Why calibrate new sensors? Sensor performance is prone to drift over time and with exposure to gaseous environments. That’s why you need to calibrate them regularly – to ensure the sensors are working accurately.

What does the calibration process involve? Calibration involves testing the sensors against a known calibration standard and adjusting to correct for any inaccuracies.  The “known calibration standard” is the contents of your calibration gas bottle.

Why do I still need to calibrate even when the gas detector is fairly new? Well, as [Read more…]