GAS DETECTION DOCKING STATIONS
Gas detector docking stations help automate many routine maintenance tasks for gas detection equipment and provide documentation for these processes.
A docking station can handle gas monitors with rechargeable batteries and are ideal for calibration or bump testing multiple units. They are handy devices that charge and calibrate your monitors when not in use, so your team can come into work the next day without worrying about dead batteries or having to bump test or recalibrate their gas monitor. For added convenience, set up your docking station in the corner of your workstation to keep your monitors and detectors within reach.
A docking station allows workers to automatically upload their records directly to your company PC or network, eliminating concerns about losing critical information. If the data logger in the monitor detects high levels of carbon monoxide, chlorine, or other hazardous gases, the incident can be saved in the system, so you can go back and address the issue if it continues.
At PK Safety, we carry single docking stations and docking stations for multiple gas detectors, including the BW IntelliDox Docking Station for 4-gas monitors. Some of our docking stations are portable so you can recharge and recalibrate on the go. Bring the entire kit to your worksite, and your team can get to work without delay.
We also sell gas detector docking stations from some of the biggest names in the gas detection industry, including BW Technologies by Honeywell, RKI Instruments, GfG, and AimSafety. Docking stations help automate key processes, including charging, bump testing, and calibration. Find the right docking station for your team today.
What is a docking station for gas detectors?
Gas detector docking stations are devices used to store and charge portable gas detectors. They have single or multiple slots for the gas detector when not in use. The docking station automatically charges the device, records the results of the day’s activities, performs a bump test, and calibrates the sensor when necessary so the detector is ready for the next shift. The docking station plugs into the wall and needs a steady supply of electricity.
Like most charging stations, the station light turns yellow or red when the detector needs to be charged and green when the battery has been charged.
Where should gas detectors be placed?
Gas detectors should be stored in a docking station when not in use. When using this equipment in the field, workers should wear the detector in the breathing zone so the sensor monitors the same air that the person is breathing. The docking station is usually mounted to the wall or on a table where the gas monitors won’t get damaged.
It should be kept in a secure, dry, room-temperature area where the unit and detectors won’t be damaged. Workers should insulate this equipment from dust and other airborne debris when it’s not in use by storing it inside a closet or cabinet.
In the event of confined space entry, workers should avoid taking the station into hazardous areas, such as manholes, sewers, utility tunnels, and crawl spaces, where it could get damaged. The station should be kept above ground or in a safe environment easily accessible to the crew.