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Do Calibration Gases Have a Shelf Life?
Oct 14th 2019

Do Calibration Gases Have a Shelf Life?

When using a gas monitor, it’s important to make sure your monitor is properly calibrated, otherwise your readings may be inaccurate. To properly calibrate your monitor, you’ll need to use a concentration of the gas you’re trying to detect. The test gas typically comes in disposable or nonrefillable cylinders that either made of steel or aluminum. This is also known as a calibration gas or span ga … read more
PK Safety's In-house Calibration and Repair Services
Apr 22nd 2019

PK Safety's In-house Calibration and Repair Services

Gas monitor calibration is a must if your employees are working in a confined space or around dangerous gasses and chemicals. The gas monitor is designed to alert you and your colleagues if gas readings reach unsafe levels, which could endanger you and the lives of your employees. But these monitors are prone to errors. You need to calibrate your gas monitor on a regular basis to make sure it’ … read more
RKI Instruments New GX-6000 Gas Monitor with Benzene Specific Measuring Mode
Oct 25th 2017

RKI Instruments New GX-6000 Gas Monitor with Benzene Specific Measuring Mode

RKI Instruments’ product philosophy is based on the core belief that gas detection devices should be built to last. The advantages of gas monitors engineered by RKI Instruments include their proven reliability and accuracy. The GX-6000 Monitor is a game changer, and it just got even better with the Benzene Specific measuring mode. With the new highly selective 10.0 eV PID sensor, the GX-6000 ca … read more
Don’t Die in a Sewer
Sep 8th 2017

Don’t Die in a Sewer

By Luke Laggis, Editor, Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine Educate yourself and your crews, and take every necessary step to make sure no one becomes a victim. Wastewater work is important. We champion the work you do in every issue of MSW. But no sewer line problem is worth dying over. Accidents happen all the time. All too often they’re the result of shortcuts, of failing to tak … read more
Confined Space Entry — Top 3 Safety Tips
Mar 16th 2017

Confined Space Entry — Top 3 Safety Tips

When working in confined spaces, it’s critical that workers stay safe from hidden and potentially deadly dangers. These spaces - which, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, are usually small and difficult to exit - can include places like coal mines, manholes, grain elevators or wine tanks, along with many others. OSHA recognized this and creat … read more
Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Single-Gas Monitors
Feb 7th 2017

Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Single-Gas Monitors

Every month our Product Experts offer top product picks for a given category. This month we provide our favorites for single-gas monitors because they are some of our most popular gas detection products that play a pivotal role in ensuring workplace safety.  Top 3 Single-Gas Monitors: BW Clip Detector– You turn it on, it runs for 2 years, you throw it away. If every gas … read more
Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Multi-Gas Monitors
Jan 19th 2017

Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Multi-Gas Monitors

Every month our Product Experts offer top product picks for a given category. This month we determine our favorites for multi-gas monitors because they are some of our most popular gas detection products that are important for workplace safety. Top 3 Multi-Gas Monitors: 1. BW MicroClip XL – This monitor is simple to operate, easy to maintain and calibrate, and weighs less than your fi … read more
What's New in the World of RKI Gas Monitors?
Nov 15th 2016

What's New in the World of RKI Gas Monitors?

Gas detectors are essential for confined space monitoring before and after the entry. RKI designs high-rated topside and diffusion gas monitors for these purposes. Topside Monitors The  GX-2012 is an active pumped four-gas monitor with sensors engineered to detect Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Oxygen (O2) and combustible gases (LEL). Its powerful internal p … read more
How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather
Feb 23rd 2016

How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Gas Monitor In Cold Weather

By Dan Hudson Ever wondered if cold weather adversely affects your monitors? And if it does, what can you do to minimize the effects? Industrial Scientific's Brad Day provides helpful insights for all you unfortunate souls who have to work out in the cold. Thankfully, with summer around the corner, maybe you can just tuck this article away for the next few months! Download publication by Bra … read more
OSHA Says Attics and Crawl Spaces Require 4-Gas Monitors
Feb 19th 2016

OSHA Says Attics and Crawl Spaces Require 4-Gas Monitors

Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, HVAC techs and many other tradesmen find themselves crawling around attics and crawlspaces on a regular basis. Now they are going to need to bring one more piece of equipment with them - a personal 4-gas monitor. OSHA has recently clarified their standard concerning these very routine work areas and they are officially now classified as confined spaces. … read more
RKI Instruments Confined Space Gas Monitors
Jan 14th 2016

RKI Instruments Confined Space Gas Monitors

RKI Instruments isn't a sexy company. They don't spend their money on fancy marketing handouts or ad campaigns, and they often name their instruments after the year they were launched. So why do so many companies prefer RKI gas detectors to all others? Maybe it's because their products flat-out work, and continue to work (properly cared for) for years and years. RKI Instruments has been i … read more
Gas Monitor Custom Alarm Point Settings
Nov 18th 2015

Gas Monitor Custom Alarm Point Settings

If you work in a facility that requires specific tolerances for your personal gas monitor alarms, PK Safety has factory-authorized technicians that can configure your devices. Whether you have one monitor that needs an alarm threshold adjustment or hundreds, our staff can make the changes and get them on their way back to you the day we receive them. Custom alarm point setting or confi … read more