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Using Area Monitors to Improve Efficiency and Safety of Confined Space Operations

By Industrial Scientific  |  March 6, 2019   |   Confined Spaces, Gas Detection Equipment

You’ve probably heard confined space horror stories a million times. The person inside of a confined space performing routine maintenance becomes unresponsive. The “hole watch” responsible for monitoring the work goes into the confined space to check on his partner and is overcome by the same deadly gas....Read More.

The Ins and Outs of Real-Time Area Monitoring

By Industrial Scientific  |  December 19, 2018   |   Gas Detection Education, Gas Detection Equipment

Area monitors are typically set up to create a buffer between workers and potential gas hazards, or as a perimeter around an area where work is being performed that could cause unsafe conditions. Real-time area monitoring requires instrument data to be continuously collected, processed, and delivered. This uninterrupted flow of information ensures access to real-time data from a PC or mobile device anytime and anywhere. In...Read More.

Confined Spaces. . .We Have a Failure to Communicate

By Kyle Krueger  |  November 5, 2018   |  Confined SpacesGas Detection Education

A quote from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” perfectly sums up the problems that we all face with confined spaces: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.” Approximately 60% of all deaths in confined spaces are rescuers[1], because the men and women inside the space can’t communicate about the dangers within. According to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)...Read More.

Top 9 Features to Look for in an Area Monitoring Solution

By Industrial Scientific  |  October 4, 2018   |   Gas Detection Education

Gas hazards can turn deadly in a matter of minutes or seconds. That’s why safety professionals everywhere spend countless hours evaluating solutions to keep their environments, and more importantly people, protected from gas exposures. Whether you’re in the market for a new area monitoring solution, or you’re simply curious about the latest gas detection technology, you can learn how area monitors are improving the jobs of...Read More.

Understanding Gas Hazards in the Chemical Industry

By Industrial Scientific  |  August 2, 2018   |   Gas Detection Education

Chemicals are everywhere. Everything from the soap you used to shower this morning to the glue holding your desk together is a product of the chemical industry. But when you try to determine everything that falls under the chemicals umbrella, things can get complicated. From a high-level perspective, chemicals can be broken down into three categories[i]: Basic Chemicals – These include petrochemicals...Read More.


By Industrial Scientific  |  Monday July 9, 2018   |   Gas Detection Equipment

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.