Case Study: Easy Calibration Gas with Auto Replenish Plus

Case Study: Easy Calibration Gas with Auto Replenish Plus A leading gas and electric company, with operations across the Midwestern United States, started with a small sample of Industrial Scientific products and quickly expanded. Today, with 150 gas detection instruments across 28 sites, and a “bump test once a day, calibrate once a month” policy, the customer goes through a fair amount of calibration gas. With the implementation of Industrial Scientific’s iNet® Exchange program,... Read More

Carbon Monoxide Vs. Carbon Dioxide: Let’s Compare

Carbon Monoxide Vs. Carbon Dioxide: Let’s Compare What is the difference between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide? When referring to carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2), people often confuse or interchange the two. For the most part, people are aware that they are two different gases, but which one is the good one and which is the bad one, or is it even correct to classify them that way? Before getting into how and where carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide affect... 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

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Team Gas Detection Training

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Team Gas Detection Training When your business mandates that humans work in potentially hazardous environments, the stakes are too high to have untrained employees conducting the work. Today, there are many gas detection training options designed to provide workers with the tools needed to ensure they go home safely at the end of their shifts. Here are 5 reasons to get gas detection training on your team’s schedule for the upcoming year. You can’t... Read More

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, When all Through the Plant . . .

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, When all Through the Plant . . . ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the plant All the creatures were stirring, even the ants The Ventis Pros docked in their stations with care In hopes that their users soon would be there The workers tending to their duties and lines While holiday visions danced through their minds My boss in her hard hat and we in our boots Were called to check a gas leak up on the roof I put down the gingerbread man I was... 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

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early?

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early? “Why are my SO2 sensors failing early? Wait … now they’re fine. What’s going on?” It’s a scenario we’ve heard numerous times. While sulfur dioxide (SO2) sensors are typically expected to last between two and five years, there are situations in which they may seemingly fail early. They may then go on to recover without any user intervention. Measuring Sensor Life Before we discuss why SO2 sensors may fail early, first let’s... 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

Case Study: Lone Worker Solutions & Safety Controls

Case Study: Lone Worker Solutions & Safety Controls A large oil and gas producer was in the market to outfit lone workers with new safety equipment at one of its operations in the western United States. Lone worker solutions have come a long way in taking full advantage of current technology. While lone worker solutions are important, they only make up a small portion of the PPE (personal protective equipment) market. Challenge The challenge was to determine the best lone... Read More

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