3 Reasons to Use Radius BZ1 Area Monitors for Your Upcoming Turnaround

3 Reasons to Use Radius BZ1 Area Monitors for Your Upcoming Turnaround Your upcoming plant turnaround project is probably a big deal. It will be high-cost and high-impact, and needs to be well planned, and of course, well executed. The working pattern, number of people, and moving parts and equipment in your facility will change—maybe significantly. And amidst the deviations from your “norm,” an ideal scenario is that all aspects of the project will work together seamlessly to... Read More

Case Study: Gas Detector Battery Life Excels During Plant Shutdown

Case Study: Gas Detector Battery Life Excels During Plant Shutdown Continuous operational processes at an industrial plant are typically shut down 5% or less per year, yet 70% of major accidents occur during non-routine (start-up, plant shutdown, or online maintenance) operations. [i] Why? The situation during a plant shutdown is completely different from a normal day. Processes are stopped, equipment is emptied and opened, and the amount of people and moving vehicles including trucks and... Read More

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

Gas Detector Rental for Turnaround Season

Gas Detector Rental for Turnaround Season Turnaround season is around the corner. Have you considered gas detector rental for your equipment needs? Turnarounds often require an increased number of workers who  use gas detection to avoid hazards including oxygen deficiency, combustible gases (typically displayed as LEL), carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and VOCs. To meet this need, companies must decide whether to rent or buy portable gas detection... Read More

Is a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application?

Is a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application? Is Using a Pumped Gas Monitor Right for Your Application? Ever since workers began using electronic gas detectors, they have used instruments with pumps. Nevertheless, exactly when and how pumps should be used is still a common topic, even today. Many people believe that every gas monitor should have a pump. They feel that without a pump the gas monitor is less accurate, slower to respond, and simply doesn’t detect as much... Read More

Stop Calling Gas Detectors PPE

When many people think of all of the safety items that an average worker would wear on a daily basis, images of hardhats, fall protection, gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs come to mind. Within the safety industry, these items are called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you walk around job sites, warehouses, or plants, you will see many reminders and signs saying “Wear your PPE,” “Don’t... Read More