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

Introducing the Ventis Slim Extended Li-ion Battery

Introducing the Ventis Slim Extended Li-ion Battery There is no one-size-fits-all in gas detection. The requirements for one application are vastly different than for another. For that reason, Industrial Scientific offers instruments in a variety of configurations. Select the sensors you need and then take advantage of the flexible sensors slots that allow you to change sensor configurations as appropriate. Choose a pumped or non-pumped instrument, or use a Ventis Slide-on... Read More

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs?

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs? Over the last several years, organizations such as the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) have lowered their Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs) on a number of common hazardous gases. For example, the ACGIH dramatically lowered the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for both hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. In similar fashion, the ACGIH has named in its 2017 Notice of Intended Changes list other... Read More

How Many Gas Detectors Do You Really Need?

How Many Gas Detectors Do You Really Need? Nobody wants to purchase safety equipment, including gas detectors, but selecting and buying the appropriate gear is a critical part of making sure your teams go home safely to their families. It can be tempting to make the decisions based solely on the per-unit purchase price. However, when it comes to keeping your people safe, reliability, durability, and usability should be priorities. You also need to consider the total... Read More

Introducing iNet® Now – Worker Safety in Real Time

Gas detectors are great at what they do. They get workers’ attention when they’re in the presence of hazardous gas. They let workers know when to keep working and when to evacuate. What happens, however, when something goes wrong?  It could be a gas incident, a medical emergency, or an injury. Who will know that the worker is incapacitated? How will anyone know what the issue is and where the worker is in order to send help?... Read More

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather With the month of October comes the beginning of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere and concerns about how well your portable gas detection equipment will function when winter puts its death grip on the thermometer. Some instruments are rated as low as -40 degrees; however, the low temperature rating for continuous operation of most portable gas monitors is -20 degrees Celsius. Even so, most instruments may be... Read More

Making the Gas Detection “Grade”

Making the Gas Detection “Grade” Many of us will soon be sending our kids off to the first day of school. We enter into that special time full of excitement and potential. We get everything together for our kids. Snappy new outfit? Check. Brand new school supplies? Check. Lunch packed? Check. They load the bus and off they go. We’ve done all we can to prepare them, right? Parenting isn’t THAT difficult, right? Making sure that your child is actually... Read More

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