Infrared LEL Gas Sensors – Risk or Reward?
Infrared LEL Gas Sensors – Risk or Reward?
Dave Wagner | Monday, August 7, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Sensor Technology

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 the oil and gas industry. There have even been claims that these sensors operate for years without c...

Industrial Scientific Welcomes New Owner, Fortive Corporation
Industrial Scientific Welcomes New Owner, Fortive Corporation
Industrial Scientific | Friday, July 28, 2017 | Industrial Scientific News

Industrial Scientific is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to become a Fortive Corporation operating company as a member of their Field Solutions platform. The new ownership will provide Industrial Scientific with additional capa...

Limiting False Man-Down Alarms
Limiting False Man-Down Alarms
Dave Wagner | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

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 ma...

When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?
When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Who’s Got Your Back?
Jason Fry | Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

With the technology available today, you’ve probably thought, who is watching me? Let’s get real for a moment. Someone is monitoring some aspect of someone’s life, somewhere. The question is, for what purpose? Now that I have your attention, let’s...

Are You Ready for Real-Time Gas Detection Data?
Are You Ready for Real-Time Gas Detection Data?
Industrial Scientific | Monday, June 19, 2017 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

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 unders...

The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants
The Unseen Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Dave Wagner | Friday, May 26, 2017 | Confined Space, Gas Detection Education

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 direct...

How Rugged are Your Gas Detectors?
How Rugged are Your Gas Detectors?
Industrial Scientific | Friday, May 26, 2017 | Gas Detection Equipment

Everyone knows that industrial gas detectors are supposed to be rugged, but standards in quality can vary greatly depending on the instrument and manufacturer. If you’re frustrated with poor workmanship, having to put garbage bags over your area m...

Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program?
Are You Still Playing “Clue” with Your Gas Detection Program?
Josh Futrell | Monday, May 22, 2017 | Gas Detection Equipment, Safety Culture

For many people, the board game Clue, was their first venture into the world of investigation. Players move around the board, gathering facts about a recent murder and eliminating possibilities, to piece together a conclusion like “Ms. Peacock kil...

How to Use the New Ventis Slide-on Pump
How to Use the New Ventis Slide-on Pump
Industrial Scientific | Friday, April 28, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

If you’re someone who needs a gas monitor for both personal protection and confined space monitoring, you might be carrying around multiple gas detectors to do the job. Why carry around unnecessary monitors when one flexible instrument will do the...

Why is it Called a Bump Test Anyway?
Why is it Called a Bump Test Anyway?
Sean Linton | Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Gas Detection Education

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 the effects of carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases well before miners, and as a result, alert ...

Top 3 Ways iAssign Beacons Improve Workplace Safety
Top 3 Ways iAssign Beacons Improve Workplace Safety
Industrial Scientific | Friday, April 21, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

What are Bluetooth beacons?Most people today are using Bluetooth technology in their daily lives. Bluetooth (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) is embedded in many of our favorite consumer products and does a great job of making our lives ...

Get Gas Detection Training on Your Schedule
Get Gas Detection Training on Your Schedule
Jeremy DaValle | Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Gas Detection Education, Safety Culture

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), there were 4,821 workers killed on the job in 2014. These fatalities range from slips and falls, to improper use of respiratory protection. My experience as a gas detection trainin...

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