Michelle Hammons


Michelle Hammons is Associate Product Manager, Instrumentation. She joined Industrial Scientific in May 2015 and is responsible for managing the product lifecycle of current products and assisting with the rollout of new products. Michelle has 17 years of experience in technical training for a range of industries including healthcare and construction. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish Translation from Kent State University.

Docking Stations: What Does “Unavailable” Mean Anyway?

“What does ‘Unavailable’ mean anyway?” It’s a question we’ve heard endless times and, frankly, we agree with the sentiment. DSX™ Docking Stations are the most powerful and easiest means of calibrating and bump testing a gas detector, but the error messages have often left all of us wondering exactly what to do next. Not anymore. DSX v7.6 has been released and includes several improvements to error messaging. The... Read More

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early?

Why are My SO2 Sensors Failing Early? “Why are my SO2 sensors failing early? Wait … now they’re fine. What’s going on?” It’s a scenario we’ve heard numerous times. While sulfur dioxide (SO2) sensors are typically expected to last between two and five years, there are situations in which they may seemingly fail early. They may then go on to recover without any user intervention. Measuring Sensor Life Before we discuss why SO2 sensors may fail early, first let’s... Read More

How Many Gas Detectors Do You Really Need?

How Many Gas Detectors Do You Really Need? Nobody wants to purchase safety equipment, including gas detectors, but selecting and buying the appropriate gear is a critical part of making sure your teams go home safely to their families. It can be tempting to make the decisions based solely on the per-unit purchase price. However, when it comes to keeping your people safe, reliability, durability, and usability should be priorities. You also need to consider the total... Read More

The Hidden Costs of Disposable Gas Detectors

The Hidden Costs of Disposable Gas Detectors Consumer electronic waste is a serious problem. Americans, for example, replace their cell phones every 22 months, on average, leading to over 140 million cell phones in US landfills annually. Over time, the components in those phones break down, allowing toxic substances to leach into the surrounding soil and water systems. The problem is so significant that electronic waste is often exported, sometimes illegally, to... Read More

The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life

The Simple Truth of Calibration Gas Shelf Life Calibration gas is an important component in ensuring the proper performance of your gas monitors. Regular calibrations promote the accurate measurement of gas concentration values. During calibration, a unit’s installed sensors are to be exposed to their set concentrations of calibration gases. Based on the sensors’ responses, the unit will self-adjust to compensate for declining sensor sensitivity, which naturally occurs... Read More