Commercial gas detectors can be as much as 100 times the cost of residential gas detectors, making the residential models financially tempting, especially for large area applications. However, there are some important differences in performance, diagnostics, regulatory standards, and configurability between the two that make using residential models in commercial or industrial environments

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It only takes a spark to start a fire or cause an explosion, especially when flammable gases or vapours are present under the right conditions. There are industries that operate in these types of hazardous environments where the potential for explosions is extremely high, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, paint shops, cleaning facilities, tanks and loading facilities for flammable gases,...

Gas cylinders are made by many different manufacturers, are available in a variety of sizes, can be disposable or refillable and filled with a low, high or pressurized concentration. Generally speaking, the shelf life of calibration gas, (also known as span gas), is dependent on three factors:

  1. Gas Type

  2. Gas Concentration

  3. Gas Cylinder Quality and
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Sensor Life Expectancy in Air Under Normal Conditions

Gas Sensors have an operational life expectancy, a shelf life for storage and a recommended calibration frequency that is commonly dependent on the type of application and environment. All information listed below is approximate, in air and under normal conditions. If you require more specific information on the

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What is a Canadian winter without ice hockey, figure skating or curling? While outdoor skating opportunities are a delight only Mother Nature can provide, community recreational facilities with ice arenas are plentiful and well attended. But there could be dangers present in this place of cheers, whistles and shots on net.

The equipment used in an arena such as an ice re-surfacer,

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Most malfunctions are discovered at the time of calibration or bump testing, meaning at some point between calibrations the gas monitor manifested a problem. Is a bump test adequate or is calibration a better choice?

We are often asked to explain the difference between calibrations and bump testing. This is a controversial subject. OHS would have you do a full calibration...

There are numerous gases, some humanly detectable and others not, leaking around in the places where we work and play that could be potentially life threatening to us living, breathing beings if they exist in excess of healthy concentrations. Luckily, there are gas detector and indoor air quality systems to detect and alert us when levels become undesirable and potentially lethal. But what good...

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is very important for many reasons. If the building you work in or your home isn’t ventilated correctly, this may lead to many illnesses. Everyday exposure to indoor pollutants will cause you to lose life expectancy and you may die years earlier then you should.

If your home or work place building is energy efficient, this will help improve the IAQ and your...