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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
​How Do I Read My Gas Detection Tubes?
Sep 10th 2019

​How Do I Read My Gas Detection Tubes?

Gas detection tubes have exploded in popularity over the last few decades. These single-use tubes are designed to record the presence of chemical compounds in the air. Some are toxic, like different types of acid, while others are harmless, such as water vapor. Just insert the tubes into a hand pump, suck in air through the pump, and read the results to find out if the air is safe to breathe. … read more
Why Your Business Should Select RKI Gas Monitors and Products
Aug 26th 2019

Why Your Business Should Select RKI Gas Monitors and Products

Gas detection is crucial when it comes to the health and safety of your employees. If you fail to monitor your work environment, you could unintentionally expose your employees to hazardous gases, which could lead to a range of health conditions, illness, and even death. Both fixed and mobile gas monitors allow you and your team to protect yourselves from various gas-related hazards in confined … read more
Made in the USA Favorites
Jun 26th 2019

Made in the USA Favorites

As we get closer to Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, we’re taking a moment to celebrate this great nation of ours and why it’s important to buy safety products made in the USA. In addition to supporting local and domestic businesses, safety products made in America tend to be more durable and reliable than those made abroad. Learn more about why you should always buy safety product … read more
Dangers of Gas Detection in Cold Weather
Feb 14th 2019

Dangers of Gas Detection in Cold Weather

For people in North America, especially the northern regions, this time of year marks a shift in weather and working conditions. When leaves start changing colors, people start to gather firewood and homeowners begin winterizing because they know what the temperatures will soon be. In an article written for Safety+Health magazine, published by the National Safety Council, Analisa Harangozo of P … read more
3M Scott Fire & Safety Products
Dec 18th 2018

3M Scott Fire & Safety Products

For workers who need gas detection equipment, PK Safety has added another option for you. We now carry products from 3M Scott Fire & Safety. 3M Scott Fire & Safety provides rugged protective equipment for harsh working conditions and the accessories and supplies to get jobs done efficiently, comfortably, and safely. They’ve protected thousands of workers around the world, and we’re proud to car … read more
Real-Time Gas Detection That Delivers Ultimate Safety
Mar 15th 2018

Real-Time Gas Detection That Delivers Ultimate Safety

Deciding which type of gas monitor is right for you depends on what you need it to specifically detect. For use in confined spaces there is an excellent new portable gas detector that can detect combustibles (LEL), oxygen, and toxics. It’s the ALTAIR 4XR, a new multi-gas monitor designed and engineered by MSA for detection of LEL, O2, H2S, CO, with multiple toxic gas sensing options availabl … 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
New Must-Have Gas Leak Detector and CO Meter from Klein Tools
Oct 20th 2017

New Must-Have Gas Leak Detector and CO Meter from Klein Tools

We are excited to announce gas detector devices recently introduced by Klein Tools – specifically for HVAC and construction applications - a Carbon Monoxide Meter ET110 and a Combustible Gas Leak Detector ET120. Learn About the NEW Carbon Monoxide Meter ET110 According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of acci … read more
Gas Detection: How Catalytic Bead Sensors Work and Why O2 Sensors Are Important
Sep 29th 2017

Gas Detection: How Catalytic Bead Sensors Work and Why O2 Sensors Are Important

Confined spaces found in refineries, chemical plants, and mines, may contain toxic and combustible gases and lack a safe level of oxygen. Inspecting and working in these types of spaces requires reliable gas detection in order to stay safe and be aware of any danger before entering, and knowing when to ventilate or evacuate. A lot of our customers look for the highest level of protection combin … 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
Top 5 BW Multi-Gas Monitors For Shutdown/Turnarounds
Apr 21st 2017

Top 5 BW Multi-Gas Monitors For Shutdown/Turnarounds

Operational shutdown/turnarounds are when maintenance and renewal work is performed in oil and gas refineries. They can occur at any time between three to five years and allow for businesses to maintain safe operations, stay competitive and meet government regulations. Poorly conducted shutdown/turnarounds can cost businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue and drive up operating cost … read more