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How to Make Gas Detection Data Work for You
How to Make Gas Detection Data Work for You
Ryan Cantwell | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

If you’re like most people, you’re more connected than ever. Cell phones monitor your location to alert you to delays on your commute. Your activity tracker syncs every step and tells you how much to move to meet your daily goals. Your smart TV ev...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SENSOR POISONS AND INHIBITORS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SENSOR POISONS AND INHIBITORS
Ryan Thompson | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Sensor Technology

The sensors inside your personal gas detector are meant to be exposed to toxic, corrosive, and explosive gases, but that doesn’t mean they are infallible. Chemicals and vapors from everyday cleaners and lubricants and other specialized chemicals c...

How Much Space Does an Area Monitor Cover?
How Much Space Does an Area Monitor Cover?
Kyle Krueger | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Gas Detection Education

In the last two years, it’s become easier than ever for companies to incorporate area monitoring in their gas detection programs. New products allow you to place durable, easy-to-use sensing devices with advanced technology throughout your facilit...

Carbon Monoxide Vs. Carbon Dioxide: Let’s Compare
Carbon Monoxide Vs. Carbon Dioxide: Let’s Compare
Industrial Scientific | Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Gas Detection Education

What is the difference between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide? If you confuse the two, you’re not alone. You’re probably aware that they are two different gases—but which one is the good one and which is the bad one? Is it even correct to clas...

Could Your EMS or Fire Response Team Miss Dangerous Levels of Carbon Monoxide?
Could Your EMS or Fire Response Team Miss Dangerous Levels of Carbon Monoxide?
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Gas Detection Education

An EMS team, dispatched from a major metropolitan fire department, rushes to a local hotel where they find a woman nauseated, weak, and unable to get out of bed. The evidence leads to a straightforward diagnosis: it’s flu season, it’s been a bad y...

The Dangers of HCN Exposure During Fire Overhaul
The Dangers of HCN Exposure During Fire Overhaul
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

When firefighters attack a structure fire, the hazards to life and health are obvious. The flames, the roiling smoke, and the extreme heat are clear reminders that carelessness can lead to tragic consequences. Once the fire is extinguished, howeve...

Simple Maintenance – The Most Important Feature for Fire Department Gas Detectors
Simple Maintenance – The Most Important Feature for Fire Department Gas Detectors
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

As information on the hidden dangers of fire smoke proliferates, a growing number of firefighters are realizing that gas monitors are a vital part of their turnout gear. Atmospheric testing at fire scenes has shown toxic fumes at every stage of th...

Four Misunderstandings about Gas Detection That Could Cost You
Four Misunderstandings about Gas Detection That Could Cost You
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

Every person who depends on a gas monitor deserves to have reliable equipment. But beyond that, everyone also needs a quality gas detection education. To understand and react appropriately to gas readings, users need to know the basics of how gas ...

The Ins and Outs of Real-Time Area Monitoring
The Ins and Outs of Real-Time Area Monitoring
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

Area monitors are typically set up to create a buffer between workers and potential gas hazards, or as a perimeter around an area where work is being performed that could cause unsafe conditions. Real-time area monitoring requires instrument data ...

Confined Spaces. . .We Have a Failure to Communicate
Confined Spaces. . .We Have a Failure to Communicate
Kyle Kruger | Monday, November 5, 2018 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

A quote from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” perfectly sums up the problems that we all face with confined spaces: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.” Approximately 60% of all deaths in confined spaces ar...

Top 9 Features to Look for in an Area Monitoring Solution
Top 9 Features to Look for in an Area Monitoring Solution
Industrial Scientific | Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Gas Detection Education

Gas hazards can turn deadly in a matter of minutes or seconds. That’s why safety professionals everywhere spend countless hours evaluating solutions to keep their environments, and more importantly people, protected from gas exposures. Whether you...

Understanding Gas Hazards in the Chemical Industry
Understanding Gas Hazards in the Chemical Industry
Industrial Scientific | Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Gas Detection Education

Chemicals are everywhere. Everything from the soap you used to shower this morning to the glue holding your desk together is a product of the chemical industry. But when you try to determine everything that falls under the chemicals umbrella, thin...

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