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What do you do with your single-use gas monitor once it expires?
Sep 13th 2021

What do you do with your single-use gas monitor once it expires?

Single-use gas monitors don’t last forever. Like a lot of devices, they have a usable life at which point they stop working as effectively. While your monitor might still turn on after its expiration date, it’s safest not to use it: there’s no room for error when it comes to gas detection monitors, which protect workers from dangerous atmospheric hazards that can cause long-term injury, illness, a … read more
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What’s the shelf life of common calibration gases?
Sep 13th 2021

What’s the shelf life of common calibration gases?

Calibration gas can expire just like food, and just like expired food, expired gas can cause major problems. The cylinders of gas that are used for bump testing and calibration are a crucial part of ensuring that gas monitors perform as they should to keep workers safe. Test gases come in disposable cylinders in set amounts and concentrations that get used to calibrate gas detection equipment. If … read more
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Automate your Gas Detection Process with Honeywell's E3Point Gas Detector
Sep 8th 2021

Automate your Gas Detection Process with Honeywell's E3Point Gas Detector

The Honeywell E3Point Gas Detector is designed to help your team work smarter by automating the gas detection process. It uses advanced technology to increase the reach of your gas detectors while maintaining the efficacy of your equipment. It can even help you save money on your utilities by regulating your HVAC system and utilities. These products work with all different types of gas detec … read more
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Honeywell BW Gas Detection: Icon Series Spotlight
Mar 31st 2021

Honeywell BW Gas Detection: Icon Series Spotlight

PK Safety carries BW gas detectors because they’re well-made and trustworthy, but also aim to improve and innovate. We’re excited to carry the latest in their gas detection devices: the BW Icon Series portable multi-gas monitors.  The  Honeywell BW Icon 4-Gas Detector has a 2-year fixed life, so you won't need to replace sensors or batteries. This 4-gas detector simultane … read more
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What symptoms can occur from carbon monoxide exposure?
Dec 17th 2020

What symptoms can occur from carbon monoxide exposure?

If you’re occupying a space where fuel is burned and fumes have an opportunity to build up, you’re at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is an odorless, colorless gas that’s hazardous to inhale, causing uncomfortable symptoms at low levels and death at higher levels. EMS, EMT, police and fire departments face this potential danger when responding to reports of flu-like illnesses or … read more
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Which Gas Detection Device is Right for Your Workplace?
Sep 30th 2020

Which Gas Detection Device is Right for Your Workplace?

Choosing a gas monitor or detection device depends on the nature of your workplace and how your employees interact with the space. Learn about the pros and cons of different types of gas monitors to make the right choice for your business. Three Types of Gas Detectors: Portable gas detectors Fixed gas detectors Gas detection tubes (Colorimetric detection devices) Po … read more
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Gas Detection & Purge Testing
Sep 8th 2020

Gas Detection & Purge Testing

When taking a gas pipeline offline or installing a new one, utility crews must first treat the confined space with inert gas, such as nitrogen, to limit the chances of combustion. After the pipeline has been treated, workers should test the space for the presence of hazardous gases. This is what’s known as purge testing. However, this is not the same as conventional gas detection. The pipeline … read more
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Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Detectors Should Be Used When Disinfecting Workspaces
Jun 22nd 2020

Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Detectors Should Be Used When Disinfecting Workspaces

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) is often used to disinfect and decontaminate work environments, including classrooms, medical and manufacturing facilities, confined spaces, and other areas that are designed for prolonged human occupancy. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, all types of businesses will need to thoroughly disinfect their workspaces before bringing their employees back t … read more
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Does Your Business Need Fixed or Portable LEL Gas Detector?
May 22nd 2020

Does Your Business Need Fixed or Portable LEL Gas Detector?

On May 16, 2020, 11 firefighters were hospitalized after responding to multiple buildings that caught fire after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles. Though officials are still investigating whether hazardous materials were involved, tragic incidents like these could potentially be avoided with the use of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) detectors.  Depending on what type of business you … read more
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What Makes AimSafety Portable Gas Monitors A Great Option For Gas Detection?
Apr 23rd 2020

What Makes AimSafety Portable Gas Monitors A Great Option For Gas Detection?

At PK Safety, we get a lot of questions about  AimSafety, a lesser-known gas detection equipment manufacturer. Despite making some of the finest portable monitors on the market today, AimSafety detection gear struggles with name recognition when compared to some of the leading competitors. Learn more about AimSafety gas monitors and how they compare to some better-known options on the ma … read more
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Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas and LEL Gas Detectors
Apr 6th 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about LEL Gas and LEL Gas Detectors

Understanding the lower explosive limits (LEL) of combustible gases is crucial when it comes to protecting the health and safety of your employees. As a construction worker, maintenance professional or someone that works in confined spaces, you need to be aware of the LELs of certain hazardous gases, while measuring the amount of gas in the air as a percentage of the total volume using a gas mo … read more
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Portable CO Detector EMS: The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders
Jan 28th 2020

Portable CO Detector EMS: The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders

Carbon monoxide poisoning remains all too common throughout the U.S. Fire smoke, portable generators, gas stoves, water heaters, pumps, blowers, and other gas-powered equipment can easily lead to dangerous and deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. As an EMT, first responder, or ambulance driver, it’s important to be aware of the risks and warning signs associated with carbon monoxide. You may enc … read more