Continuous Gas Monitoring: Using a Gas Monitor in Continuous Operation Mode

Continuous Gas Monitoring: Using a Gas Monitor in Continuous Operation Mode

Some jobs require continuous gas monitoring of a space over time. Monitors like the Eagle 2 from RKI Instruments are designed to be used in this way, they are not permanent gas monitors, and should only be used in the continuous operation mode infrequently for short-term monitoring events. With the Eagle 2, the wall switch has a continuous operation switch for this type of operation. When used in this manner, the gas monitor does not need to have the NiMH batteries installed. However, in critical operations, it is recommended by the manufacturer to have the batteries installed to supply a power back-up to the unit.

The EAGLE 2 provides more than just offer the standard confined space protection for LEL, O2, H2S and CO. This is important for complex facilities that have specific gas detection requirements. The Eagle 2 features detection combinations with the industry’s widest selection of high quality, long life and field proven sensors. Including PID (Photo Ionization Detector) capability and conversion factors for a variety of common gases and an LEL/PPM catalytic sensor, the Eagle 2 is the monitor of choice for many municipalities and industrial processing plants around the world.

The EAGLE 2 has a strong internal pump with a low flow auto pump shut off and alarm, which can draw samples from up to 125 feet. This allows for quick response and recovery from distant sampling locations. The EAGLE 2 will continuously operate for over 18 hours on alkaline batteries or 20 hours on NiMH. A variety of accessories are also available to help satisfy almost any application such as long sample hoses, special float probes for tank testing, and dilution fittings, just to name a few. Datalogging is a standard feature for all sensors on all versions.

If you have questions about continuous monitoring, or gas detection in general, please don't hesitate to contact us online at or give us a call at 1-800-829-9580 Monday through Friday from 7am - 5pm PST.

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