Area Monitors for Confined Space Entries – Part II

If you’ve ever worked around a confined space, you’ve probably seen or heard about an incident involving missed alarms. Perhaps the attendant set the gas monitor on the ground and stepped away to sign paperwork or respond to a radio call. Because of noise from nearby machinery, the attendant completely failed to notice that the gas monitor went into alarm, and he could not see it because it was on the ground. Powerful alarms... Read More

Why Choose LENS Wireless over Wi-Fi?

LENS Wireless can provide several advantages over Wi-Fi. We’ve come to expect that Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays including at work, in neighborhood coffee shops, malls, sporting venues, and even at your grocery store. The flexibility to be connected on your mobile or smart device means that you can have access to your data any time, nearly anywhere. But the downside of those public networks is that they are unsecured, meaning... Read More

Are All Carbon Monoxide Sensors the Same?

Are All Carbon Monoxide Sensors the Same? The short answer is – no, all carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are not the same. CO sensors are found in gas monitors used by workers conducting their jobs in environments where toxic CO gas might be present. With CO being a result of incomplete combustion, it can be found in the majority of industries and poses a big threat to workers today. While most CO sensors are based on the same electro-chemistry, there are many different... Read More

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