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Gas Clip Technologies Shaking Up the Gas Monitor Industry
Mar 10th 2016

Gas Clip Technologies Shaking Up the Gas Monitor Industry

There's a new kid on the block, and not everyone is happy to welcome them. Gas Clip Technologies gas monitors have been around since 2009 and these days they're starting to compete with the big guys like BW Honeywell and Draeger. While they don't have the track record of reliability these companies enjoy, Gas Clip does offer prices and features that put them into the conversation when it' … read more
Oct 9th 2015

Five Reasons To Love the BW Quattro Gas Monitor

Ideal for real-time monitoring of hazardous gases in confined space work, BW Honeywell's GasAlert Quattro is a four-gas monitor that's easy to love. It's not apparent at first, but our five reasons will have you falling head over heels. Full-sized Sensors Generally speaking, full-size sensors last longer than their smaller counterparts. While the Quattro won't win prizes f … read more
Feb 22nd 2015

The Most Popular Personal 4-Gas Monitor

While we sell just about every bit of safety equipment under the sun nothing is more popular at PK Safety than our gas monitors. We've been selling gas monitors since they were the size of a shoe box (some of them still are). Over the past few years one monitor - the GasAlert Micro Clip XL - has emerged over the years as the clear favorite for personal 4-gas monitoring. The XL i … read more
Jan 14th 2015

Bump Testing and Calibration of your Gas Monitors

Gas monitors need regular calibration and bump testing if you want to be sure they are working properly. Like a guitar, monitors can drift out of tune. You've got a couple of choices to get it working properly. And as everyone who owns a gas monitor knows - whether it's a multi-gas monitor like the GasAlert Micro Clip XT, or a single-gas monitor like the Gas Clip Technologies H2S Monitor -&n … read more
Dec 18th 2014

The Best Single Gas H2S Monitors

If your company is searching for personal hydrogen sulfide (H2S) single gas monitors, here's a quick run-down of the best disposable monitors on the market. We find there are two basic groups of people buying portable single gas monitors, those who want the best price and those who want the best monitor for a discount. The reigning champion of these devices in the inexpensive group … read more
Nov 19th 2014

A Brief History of Gas Detection

It's always tough to be the new guy on the crew. But it used to be far worse. As fuel requirements started soaring during the industrial revolution, exposure to dangerous methane gas increased. Since it's odorless, the standard operating procedure was to send the new guy down with a lit torch and a wet blanket draped over them. Small pockets would ignite, and big pockets would necessitate a … read more
Oct 31st 2014

Choosing a Confined Space Gas Detector?

What Kind of Confined Space Gas Detector Do I Need? Before entering a confined space, workers need to check the environment to make sure it is safe. Confined spaces often harbor toxic or explosive gasses. They may also be lacking in oxygen.  Gas detectors serve as a first line of defense in determining the safety of an environment. The most important feature to look for in a co … read more
Sep 19th 2014

Confined Space Entry – What to Take When You Go

There are some tools and equipment that anyone performing confined space entry must have to ensure the safety of their workers. Whether your company has determined that confined space procedures need to be developed for your on-site hazards, or if you are a contractor performing a one-time job, equipment such as a gas detector, ventilation fan, harness, tripod and winch will be essential for yo … read more
Jun 18th 2014

BW Honeywell Parts and Accessories - All Of Them

We've always carried a great selection of gas monitors from BW Honeywell. And we've always had the important related items like the MicroDock II Docking Stations. We've even had loads of sensors and accessories. But now we have all of them. That's right. Everything. The whole gas-detecting enchilada. Everything you've ever wanted from BW Honeywell pertaining to the monitors we s … read more
Jun 2nd 2014

New Alarm Point Settings on RKI Portable H2S Monitors

Recently RKI Instruments sent out a notice explaining a change to their alarm settings on Eagle 2, GX-2009, and GX-2012 monitors. In order to comply with new industry standards developed by the fine folks at the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), RKI Instruments is lowering their Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) threshold limit values. These aren't the regu … read more
May 19th 2014

Which Regulator Do I Need For My Gas Monitor?

All gas monitors need to be bump tested, even if they don't require calibration. (Yes, that goes for you guys with single gas disposable monitors too.) To test your monitor you're going to need both calibration gas and a regulator. Your calibration gas mixture will be determined by the type of sensors in your gas monitor. Your regulator will have to fit your bottle of gas. Problem is there a … read more
Apr 28th 2014

How Often Should My H2S Monitor Be Bump Tested?

A customer from the Chinese division of a large petroleum company emailed us this week to ask how often their BW Clip H2S Monitors should be bump tested. Since we sell more of these monitors than any other at PK Safety Supply, it would seem logical that we'd have a ready answer. But we don't. It's not because we don't care, or we don't think it's important. It is. Here's the sit … read more