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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
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
Jan 8th 2015

BW Honeywell Factory-Trained Gas Monitor Know-It-Alls

Before we upgraded our facilities, sent our tech guys to Level 3 BW Honeywell gas monitor training, and increased our factory-direct parts supply to become a BW Factory Authorized Service Center, these guys were already pretty unbearable. Sure it was handy to have someone around who could drill down to the smallest detail of monitor capabilities and explain error codes while grabbing their l … 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
Jun 2nd 2014

New Alarm Point Settings on RKI Portable H2S Monitors

Recently RKI Instruments sent out a notice explaining a change to their alarm settings on Eagle 2, GX-2009, and GX-2012 monitors. In order to comply with new industry standards developed by the fine folks at the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), RKI Instruments is lowering their Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) threshold limit values. These aren't the regu … 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
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 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
Oct 28th 2013

Replacing Sensors in Your BW GasAlert MicroClip XT Gas Monitor

Gas monitors are sophisticated instruments, but changing sensors is easy. By taking your time and following these simple instructions for replacing sensors, your BW Honeywell monitor will be back in the field in no time. Remember, new sensors require a few hours to burn in - especially the O2 sensor - so don't turn the monitor on right away. Once you restart the monitor, you may receive a … read more
Oct 23rd 2013

How to Calibrate your BW Honeywell Gas Monitor

Calibration is very important for a gas monitor. It reestablishes a base line accuracy for the sensors, both electro-chemical and LEL catalytic bead. In order to perform as they were designed, gas monitors need to periodically be readjusted in the same way a guitar string needs tuning. Calibration of your gas monitors isn't difficult or time consuming (unless you have several hundred monitors, … read more