By 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 classify them that way?....Read More.
By 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 business at risk. Unfortunately, you can’t see or smell many of these gas hazards – and if you can, it might be too late. That’s why you need gas detectors...Read More.
By 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 year for the bug, and the woman seems to have all the symptoms. Bingo. They load her onto a stretcher and transport her to the hospital...Read More.
By Dave Wagner | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Sensor Technology
This is a question customers ask all the time. Why do you sometimes see negative readings on your gas monitor? All electrochemical or catalytic bead gas sensors can be prone to both positive and negative drift due to environmental factors like changes in temperature and humidity. However, these are not the most common causes of negative sensor readings...Read More.
By Tae-Yeon Won | Monday, September 9, 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 of protecting workers while also improving productivity and controlling costs, and it can often feel like an uphill battle......Read More.
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, it signals something dangerous: alarm fatigue......Read More.
By Industrial Scientific | Thurs 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 shutdowns and turnarounds usually last a few weeks or months, renting equipment is often the most economical choice.....Read More.
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, however, the operation transitions to the more routine phase of salvage and overhaul. At this point, first responders can be lulled into a false sense of security....Read More.
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 the fire, and without a portable gas detector, there is no sure way to determine whether the air in the cold zone is actually safe to breathe....Read More.
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 detectors work. Unfortunately, many people who wear monitors on a regular basis lack this baseline gas detection education....Read More.
By Kyle Krueger | Wed June 19, 2019 | Safety Culture
To borrow a phrase from The Wizard of Oz, we in the safety industry are “not in Kansas anymore.” Those old familiar spreadsheets, processes, and equipment that got us to where we are today aren’t going to get us where we’re going. We’re stepping into the Land of Oz where big data, IoT, and connected safety form the yellow brick road we’ll follow...Read More.
By Kyle Krueger | Mon June 10, 2019 | Safety Culture
These are exciting times for gas detection devices. What were once considered “electronic canaries” are now becoming bona fide connected industrial safety devices. We have made the transition from beep and flash to new connected safety solutions...Read More.
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 know you’ll need to watch for ice and maybe find a new route...Read More.
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 check on his partner and is overcome by the same deadly gas....Read More.