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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...
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When Emergencies Strike, Consider Gas Detector Rental

When you need gas detectors, and need them quickly, renting is the most efficient and effective route. Gas detectors can be readied and delivered the...
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Infrared LEL Gas Sensors – Risk or Reward?

WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF INFRARED LEL GAS SENSORS? There has been a lot of recent discussion about the benefits of infrared LEL gas sensors for...
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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...
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Why Is It Called a Bump Test Anyway?

Coal Mines and Canaries - The first real form of gas detection was the canary in a coal mine. Canaries were used because they would fall victim to...
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No Calibration Required?

Gas Detectors can be difficult to maintain, especially when you need to perform frequent instrument calibration. Calibration is not a particularly...
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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...
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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...
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Fixed Gas Detectors vs. Personal Gas Detectors

When building a gas detection program for your facility, you've likely considered both fixed gas detectors and personal gas detectors. When should...
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Combustible Gas Detection: Infrared or Catalytic Bead Sensors?

One of the fastest-growing trends in gas detection today is the use of infrared sensors for detecting LEL levels of combustible gas. I was engaged in...
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