Blog Articles

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
Industrial SCBA in Refrigeration Plants
May 14th 2015

Industrial SCBA in Refrigeration Plants

Companies that have significant stores of ammonia or even waste treatment plants with chlorine run the risk of serious hazards if things go from all is normal to all heck breaking loose. Refrigeration plant operators, supervisors, and facility managers are all aware of the dangers, but in the heat of the moment well-placed safety equipment can make all the difference. Most folks who wo … read more
Feb 18th 2015

BW Quattro 4-Gas Monitor Low Cost of Ownership

When considering which personal gas monitors to use for your facility the long-term cost of ownership is going to be at the top of your list. Replacing sensors and hardware over time can be expensive, but so can replacing entire monitors. The BW Quattro has a two-year sensor warranty which makes it a popular choice for companies who like to know when costs are likely to occur. … 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
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
May 27th 2014

Draeger Pac 3500 and Pac 7000 Monitors Really Are Different

Draeger has created some of the most widely used and accurate industrial gas detection devices in history. But many of the single-gas units look exactly alike. What are the differences and why are they trying to confuse us? We've all heard it's what's on the inside that counts. That is especially true for the Draeger Pac 3500 and Pac 7000 single gas monitors. The housings are … 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
Apr 11th 2014

Wireless QRAE 3 Confined Space Gas Detector from RAE Systems

RAE Systems is the manufacturer of the QRAE 3, the newest multi-gas monitor for confined space entry. Up to four sensors can be configured in this device for combustible gases (LEL), Oxygen (O2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), or Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) depending on the specific needs of your facility. The interesting thing about this monitor … 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
Mar 3rd 2014

Draeger Pac 7000 Single-Gas Monitors

So many single-gas monitors are disposable these days. But not all of them. People buy disposable monitors for a range of reasons. Their workers lose them, or they want a fixed, measurable cost on their books. Some folks just want the cheapest monitor available so they are in compliance with OSHA regulations. But not every company falls into these categories. For companies who are serious about … read more