Should I Rent Gas Detectors Instead of Buying?

When it comes to choosing gas detection equipment, getting the most “bang for your buck” without sacrificing or compromising worker safety is a key factor in the decision making process. There are many choices in the market today. Should you rent gas detectors, choose CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) equipment, or select a disposable instrument. How do you decide what’s best for you? This post will explore portable gas detection... Read More

The “1999” Safety Party Needs to End

The “1999” Safety Party Needs to End When it comes to safety, specifically gas detection, a large majority of users are partying like it is 1999. Our hardware beeps and flashes just like it did 18 years ago and the data offerings are composed of clunky windows-based software, excel spreadsheets, paper sign-in sheets, or my favorite “nothing at all”. . . We commonly use high tech solutions to solve for relatively ordinary problems (food delivery, restaurants... Read More

No Calibration Required?

Gas Detectors can be difficult to maintain, especially when you need to perform frequent instrument calibration. Calibration is not a particularly challenging or time consuming process. It only requires a few minutes and a few button presses. The tough part is finding the time in your schedule when countless other tasks demand your attention. As your days get busier, it gets harder to find the time to stop and maintain... Read More

Tango TX1 Update – Full of Exciting New Features

Single-gas users, rejoice! The Guaranteed for Life™ Tango TX1 now offers enhanced safety features that make owning and using the Tango easier than ever before. Take a tour of all the new features by watching our video series below.   What’s New in Tango TX1 Version 1.8?  Acknowledgeable Gas Alerts If you have workers in environments with frequent and expected gas exposures, you know they can easily become desensitized... Read More

Not All Docking Stations Are Created Equal

Not All Docking Stations Are Created Equal You sit staring down at your desk in utter disbelief of the results of your last gas detection safety audit. You look up and noticed that it is 7:00 PM. You should have been home hours ago enjoying a dinner with your family, but not tonight. You will need to have answers for why you did so poorly on this audit. You dig deeper and notice that the biggest finding was instruments out of date for bump test or calibration. It... Read More

A Video Guide to Remote Sampling Basics

Hello, my name is Jason Fry, and I’m one of the instructors with Industrial Scientific’s training team. In this video, we’re going to demonstrate the use of sampling accessories and pump equipment, and also discuss some of the basic guidelines for confined space entry. Remember to consult your regulatory agency for additional information regarding confined space entry in your area. For more information regarding... Read More

Gas Leak Detection and Monitoring with the Radius BZ1

Gas Leak Detection and Monitoring with the Radius BZ1 Have you ever had a faucet leaking in your home and simply did not have time to fix it? You may have wrapped a rag around the base or handles to absorb the water, or maybe you tolerated the dripping and increased water bill because the leak wasn’t “that bad.” You just didn’t have the time to take the steps necessary to eliminate the leak. Industrial facilities such as refineries, steel mills, gas processing plants, and many... Read More

Unveiling the Why Behind LENS™ Wireless Gas Detection

How many times in a work day do you find yourself trying to do your job without all of the necessary information? How often does that lack of information put your safety at risk? When it comes to working with traditional gas detectors, you are often left to guess what to do when an instrument starts beeping and flashing. Should you run toward an unidentified alarm to help a peer, or should you evacuate the area and call for... Read More

Using Area Monitors for Confined Space Entries – Part I

Using Area Monitors for Confined Space Entries – Part I You’ve probably heard confined space horror stories a million times. The person working inside the confined space is performing routine maintenance and becomes unresponsive. The attendant responsible for monitoring the work goes into the confined space to check on the other worker and is overcome by deadly gas. It’s a tragic story of trying to help a co-worker based on gut reaction rather than proper safety protocols.... Read More

After the Fire – Are You Protected From Deadly Gases?

After the Fire – Are You Protected From Deadly Gases? When firefighters encounter fire and smoke, they wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to protect themselves from hazards in the air. Even after the heavy fire is knocked down, unseen gases within the smoke will remain, keeping firefighters in harm’s way. Smoke contains many toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN), which are silent killers. These two compounds are known as the “Toxic... Read More