Dave Wagner is the Director of Applications Engineering & Product Knowledge at Industrial Scientific. He is a unique source of gas detection information, and regularly contributes to the "ask the experts" portion of The Monitor blog. Dave has more than 20 years experience in the development and application of portable gas monitoring instruments and systems. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA in Management and Technology from Carlow University.

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms Gas detector manufacturers today are trying to provide end users with functionality that goes beyond gas detection. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most frequent types of workplace accidents. Due to that fact, several instruments on the market now offer man-down alarms or panic alarm functionality. If a worker becomes disabled and is in need of help, he can trigger the panic alert on his monitor, which will activate... Read More

The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants You see them and drive past them all the time. Every community has one. Chances are that a close neighbor, one of your best friends, or even a member of your family may work in one. When low pressure sets in, and the wind blows in the right direction, the stench is horrific. But the smell is only a hint to the abundant hazards that you might encounter when working at a wastewater treatment plant. The potential for slips,... 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

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

The Ventis Goes Pro

The Ventis Goes Pro It’s a great night in the NFL. The 2016 NFL draft is where a number of college athletes will be turning pro and beginning their professional careers. Many young men are sitting by their phones hoping for the call from a team that has their name on the draft board and anxiously waiting to hear their names be called out. It’s been a great week at Industrial Scientific too! This past Monday, we celebrated the launch of our... Read More