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 You dig deeper and notice that the biggest finding was instruments out of date for bump test or calibration.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

Gas Detector IP Ratings: Why Do They Matter?

Gas Detector IP Ratings: Why Do They Matter? The release of several “water resistant” cell phones is putting the spotlight on IP ratings. IP ratings, or ingress protection ratings, refer to an electronic device’s ability to resist intrusion by dust, water, and other things that may cause it to stop working. Recent advertisements have touted that the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 are both rated IP68, but what does that mean? And what about gas detector IP ratings, like the... Read More

Introducing the Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor

Introducing the Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor In the gas detection business, we hear a lot of stories about tragic things that happen on industrial worksites. The hardest to hear as equipment manufacturers are stories where workers were put into dangerous situations that could have been avoided. While doing early voice-of-customer work for a new area monitor project, a safety technician told me that the standard response to area monitors in alarm  was to evacuate the... Read More

Fixed Gas Detection or Personal Gas Detectors?

We recently received a question through the “Ask the Experts” section of the website about fixed gas detection. We think that it’s worthy of a blog posting and a deeper dive. This is what the individual wanted to know: Do you have guidance on the use of personal gas detection versus fixed gas detection devices? For example, is using portable gas detection monitors good enough or are there scenarios where fixed heads... Read More

Are You Putting Data at the Center of Your Safety Program?

Are You Putting Data at the Center of Your Safety Program? Terms like big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been around for a few years now. It’s no surprise that data is growing exponentially. In a few years (by 2020), mobile devices will outnumber humans on planet earth. This means more humans will have access to Internet-connected devices than clean water. Getting data is the easy part, doing something meaningful with the data to create a safer world is much more... Read More