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Aug 28th 2015

Need a Single Gas Monitor That Displays Constant Gas Levels?

Some folks simply need their single gas monitors to go into alarm if gas concentrations reach dangerous levels. Many companies working with low-level or moderately dangerous environments are simply looking for a device that will allow them to meet minimum OSHA requirements. But for organizations that are serious about gas monitoring, Draeger is already on the radar. PK Safety is pleased to be c … read more
Aug 21st 2015

Draeger Accruo Pump Provides Simple Gas Detection in a Complex World

The Accuro manual hand pump from Draeger is used in an incredibly wide range of industries for gas detection. Scuba divers use it to test the air from their pumps for carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oil mist, and water vapor. Submariners use it to measure oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide, and hydrogen (both 0-2000 ppm and 0 - 4% LEL). More often this versatile, non-electric … read more
Aug 7th 2015

Draeger X-zone 5000 - The Best of Fixed and Portable Gas Monitoring

The X-zone 5000 from Draeger is designed to get workers out safely in the event of an accident. It combines the best of fixed and portable gas detection technology into a wireless and modular defense system against dangerous gas leaks. Draeger has been the company that people who are serious about gas detection and safety have turned to for many years. The X-zone 5000 is another … read more
Feb 13th 2015

The Importance of Air Monitoring

The first of a two-part series on confined space gas monitoring: Unlike a raging river or pounding surf, the dangers of confined spaces are often silent and unseen. Unless a dangerous atmosphere creates a visible cloud of vapor, there isn’t any way for you to see what hazards lurk within a confined space. This is precisely the reason monitoring equipment is so vital to confined spa … read more
Dec 26th 2014

Product Review: BW Honeywell Gas Alert Max XT II 4 Gas Monitor

The BW GasAlert Max XT II is a humdinger of a detector, both for its ease of usage and reasonable price. In my opinion, this is the best gas detector to buy if you’re entering a confined space or septic tank. This one button unit makes it perfect for both the glove crowd and the technologically challenged. Plus, its simple operation makes tampering with its functions nearly impossible … read more
Oct 29th 2014

Getting The Right Gas Monitor For Your Company

Gas detection is serious business no matter what type of work you do. Your company may not need the level of protection a petroleum production facility requires, but every company using gas detection technology wants to make a good investment in their monitors. Some work sites need to know if hydrogen sulfide levels change even a small percentage. Others are fine waiting for the alarm to sound. … read more
Apr 14th 2014

When is the Expiration Date for my Disposable BW Gas Monitor?

This is a great question about the BW Clip Extreme H2S monitor, and I'm surprised we haven't had it before. A customer from our website asks "How long of a shelf life does the monitor have?" The answer is each monitor has a unique turn-on date that is set one year after the manufacturing date. The warranty is tied to this manufacture date as well. BW provides a warranty for one … read more
Mar 26th 2014

A Home Inspection Gas Monitor - The Draeger Pac 3500 for CO

We recently received this review of the Draeger Pac 3500 single gas monitor for carbon monoxide: "I purchased the Draeger Pac 3500 CO single gas monitor after a recent carbon monoxide-related death in a local restaurant. As a home inspector, I often go into a home that is vacant and turn on the heating system. If the levels of CO rise to a dangerous level, I might not know until it … read more
May 28th 2013

A Single-Gas Monitor Without a Two-Year Lifespan

Not everybody wants a two-year disposable single-gas monitor for hydrogen sulfide or carbon monoxide detection. Many of today's single gas monitors come with a fixed life span. This type of monitor is helpful for certain gas monitoring programs. There are job sites where a monitor is dropped down a crack or lost under the seat of the truck every day, and an inexpensive monitor is the best choic … read more
Jul 2nd 2012

Gas Monitors for Firefighters - Know Your Smoke

Even professional firefighters may underestimate the danger of smoke from simple fires say experts. Traditionally, firefighters have equated large emissions of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) or carbon monoxide (CO) with hazmat incidents or chemical plant situations. In reality HCN is present in almost every type of call - home, vehicle, dumpster fires, and many more. Resources such as g … read more