How are wireless gas detectors changing confined space entries?

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Continuous monitoring of the atmosphere within a confined space has always been considered a best practice, but is difficult and often impractical to implement. In this Ask John we answer the question about how the flexibility of wireless gas detectors is changing the way we test the atmosphere inside confined spaces.

Previously, the attendant assigned to the confined space entry monitored the atmosphere inside the space with [Read more…]

Is a gas detector with pump better than a non-pumped gas detector?

Is a gas detector with pump better than a non-pumped gas detector?
Some people believe a gas detector with pump is far better – that no pump means less accuracy, slower response, and it simply won’t detect as much gas. FACT: A gas detector with pump doesn’t mean it is more accurate, responds quicker or covers more area around you. But it will make some tasks much easier and safer.

Exactly when and how pumps should be used is a common topic.

Why use a pump with a gas detector?

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

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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…]