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Sep 18th 2015

Draeger SCBA Provides Confidence to Confined Space Workers

When the oxygen content drops below 17%, but work has to go on, count on the PAS Lite SCBA system from Draeger. The PAS Lite is designed not just for breathing in dangerous atmospheres, but also for working in them. The components of the PAS Lite system work seamlessly together for comfort and extreme protection in some of the world's most dangerous work or rescue environments. … read more
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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
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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
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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
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Jul 31st 2015

Do I Need a Diffusion or Pump-Style Gas Monitor for My Job?

Deciding which type of gas monitor is right for you is simple if you know what you need the monitor to do. The difference between the two main styles of monitors comes down to the way they sample the air. At pksafety.com we carry both types. Single gas monitors like the MSA ALTAIR Single-Gas H2S Detector are something you strap to your belt or the front of your shirt and wear with you … read more
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Jul 17th 2015

RAE Systems PID Monitor Used to Check for Ping Pong Dopers

Paddle-gate! The great ping pong doping scandal of the 2012 Olympics. How did we miss this when it happened? The one opportunity for levity in our confined space world? How often does Olympic Ping Pong collide with sophisticated RAE Systems gas detection devices? Not often enough, in our view. Since the 1970s serious ping pong players have apparently been souping up their paddles t … read more
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Jun 30th 2015

Gas Clip Technologies — Innovative Gas Monitoring

Who is Gas Clip Technologies? Whether you work in oil and gas, utilities, telecommunications, marine, or other demanding industries, you need portable gas detectors that are reliable and durable. Gas Clip Technologies (GCT), although a relatively young company, started a revolution in the gas monitor industry using quality products with innovative new features. According to user … read more
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Jun 26th 2015

Don't Use Expired Calibration Gas to Test Monitors

Gas produced and put into bottles for bump testing and calibrating gas monitors has a finite shelf life, and paying attention to that expiration date might save your life. Using expired gas can lead to incorrect calibration of your gas monitor. Gas concentrations have been known to drop over time. Reactive gases such as hydrogen sulfide react with the material of the cylinder container … read more
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May 15th 2015

Confined Space Entry on a Budget

We wanted to take a few minutes to talk about our Confined Space Entry Contractor’s Kit. This is perfect for folks doing occasional confined space work who don’t want to make a big investment in equipment. The Kit meets all relevant OSHA standards but won’t break the bank. It comes with a BW MAX XT II 4-Gas Monitor. It’s one of our best sellers for confined space entry. The M … read more
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May 1st 2015

Gas Sensors: How Do Gas Monitor Sensors Work?

The sensors in your gas monitor work in different ways to keep you safe. Some wear out relatively quickly, while others could conceivably last forever. Here is a very quick overview to help you understand basic gas sensor technology. We hope this information will allow you to see the benefits of regular maintenance, bump testing and calibration. The most common sensors used in confined … read more
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Feb 27th 2015

The Importance of Gas Monitoring in Confined Spaces Pt. 2

The second in a two-part series on confined space gas monitoring: They say that knowledge is power. This is certainly the case when it comes to safety in confined spaces. It is only after we are aware of the potential dangers of confined spaces that we can recognize a seemingly empty space as containing life-threatening possibilities. BW Honeywell GasAlert Micro Clip XL 4- … read more
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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