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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
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
Jan 20th 2014

Can My PID Monitor Distinguish Between Multiple VOCs?

Even for people who are quite familiar with gas detection in industrial or confined space settings, there are some finer points where more explanation is necessary. A customer recently wrote with a question about his PID monitor. He wanted to know if his MultiRAE PID monitor which was set to measure Turpentine would pick up a multitude of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or if it would only … read more