Introducing the Ventis Slim Extended Li-ion Battery

Introducing the Ventis Slim Extended Li-ion Battery There is no one-size-fits-all in gas detection. The requirements for one application are vastly different than for another. For that reason, Industrial Scientific offers instruments in a variety of configurations. Select the sensors you need and then take advantage of the flexible sensors slots that allow you to change sensor configurations as appropriate. Choose a pumped or non-pumped instrument, or use a Ventis Slide-on... 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

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather

Advice for Using Gas Detectors in Cold Weather With the month of October comes the beginning of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere and concerns about how well your portable gas detection equipment will function when winter puts its death grip on the thermometer. Some instruments are rated as low as -40 degrees; however, the low temperature rating for continuous operation of most portable gas monitors is -20 degrees Celsius. Even so, most instruments may be... Read More

Area Monitor Rental – An Orphan Well Case Study

Area Monitor Rental – An Orphan Well Case Study The first successful use of a drilling rig on a well drilled especially to produce oil was made in 1859. One estimate suggests that since then, 3.5 million oil and gas wells have been drilled in North America. Because many wells were drilled before well permit regulations were introduced, this number may be even higher, reaching estimates of 4 million. Ideally, when a well reaches the end of its life cycle, it is properly... 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

Are You Ready for Real-Time Gas Detection Data?

Real-time gas detection data is emerging as a top requirement for gas detection programs. Challenges getting real-time gas detection data are being solved with the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, cell, and satellite networks. But it is very difficult to understand what data is needed in real time. Real-time data from safety systems is voluminous—vehicle data, lone worker data, gas data, GIS data, and biometric data, are just a few... Read More