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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...

Should I Rent Gas Detectors Instead of Buying?
Should I Rent Gas Detectors Instead of Buying?
Jason Wright | Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment

When it comes to choosing gas detection equipment, getting the most “bang for your buck” without sacrificing worker safety is a key factor in the decision-making process. There are many choices in the market today. Should you rent gas detectors, c...

Five-Gas Monitoring: Advanced Detection for Hazardous Industries
Five-Gas Monitoring: Advanced Detection for Hazardous Industries
Jackie Cappucci | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment

Gas hazards. Almost every industry has them. Are you monitoring the ones that could grind your operations to a halt? On any given day, your workers have the potential to encounter gas hazards that can endanger them and put your projects or busines...

Use In-Plant Wi-fi to Simplify Live Monitoring and Improve Emergency Response
Use In-Plant Wi-fi to Simplify Live Monitoring and Improve Emergency Response
Tae-Yeon Won | Friday, September 6, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment

Serving as a safety manager for plant operations is a huge role, especially when you consider that it almost always includes influencing workers and their behaviors in addition to keeping the plant running smoothly. Add the critical responsibility...

When Alarm Fatigue Sets In, Take These Three Steps
When Alarm Fatigue Sets In, Take These Three Steps
Kyle Krueger | Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

With the broader adoption of multi-gas instruments comes more alarms. Sometimes lots of them. And sometimes, users wish to have different alarm tones so they can differentiate “the ones that matter.” While this request comes with good intentions, ...

Renting a Connected Safety Solution: A Simple Way to Offer Top-Notch Protection
Renting a Connected Safety Solution: A Simple Way to Offer Top-Notch Protection
Industrial Scientific | Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment

With shutdowns and turnarounds right around the corner, it’s a good time to think about the gas detection equipment you need for a successful project, how that equipment can protect workers, and how it will ease project pain points. Because shutdo...

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...

How Your Team Can Make Smarter, Faster, Safer Decisions
How Your Team Can Make Smarter, Faster, Safer Decisions
Jackie Cappucci | Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

If you’ve ever checked a weather or traffic report before leaving your house, then you know that real-time information about what’s happening around you can help you make smarter decisions. If icy roads cause a five-car pileup on the highway, you ...

Using Area Monitors to Improve Efficiency and Safety of Confined Space Operations
Using Area Monitors to Improve Efficiency and Safety of Confined Space Operations
Industrial Scientific | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Equipment

You’ve probably heard confined space horror stories a million times. The person inside of a confined space performing routine maintenance becomes unresponsive. The “hole watch” responsible for monitoring the work goes into the confined space to ch...

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 ...

Case Study: Gas Detector Battery Life Excels During Plant Shutdown
Case Study: Gas Detector Battery Life Excels During Plant Shutdown
Industrial Scientific | Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Case Study, Gas Detection Equipment

Continuous operational processes at an industrial plant are typically shut down 5% or less per year, yet 70% of major accidents occur during non-routine (start-up, plant shutdown, or online maintenance) operations. [i] Why? The situation during a ...

Docking Stations - What Does Unavailable Mean Anyway
Docking Stations - What Does Unavailable Mean Anyway
Michelle Hammons | Friday, March 30, 2018 | Gas Detection Equipment, Industrial Scientific News

“What does ‘Unavailable’ mean anyway?”  - It’s a question we’ve heard endless times and, frankly, we agree with the sentiment. DSX™ Docking Stations are the most powerful and easiest means of calibrating and bump testing a gas detector, but the er...

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