Ventis MX4 multigas detector is a lightweight, highly configurable instrument that is available with or without an integral pump. It is compatible with iNet, Industrial Scientific’s software-based service that increases safety by providing visibility into gas detector alarms, exposure and usage.
BPO Ltd of Hamilton, New Zealand, environmental consultants, purchased a confined space harness, rig and gas detector back in 2001 because it was a requirement of one of their clients. The company undertook confined space training to the AS/NZS standards for the same reason. BPO saw the equipment and procedures more as a competitive edge rather than as a necessity and, for this reason, always followed the procedures and used the equipment. The equipment was always looked after and inspection certificates were kept current. At the time, many companies regarded the whole confined space thing as a bit of an overreaction to the Aquatec disaster in Auckland.
Few people stop to consider not only does a sensor respond, but how fast does it respond? The average walking speed for humans is 5 km per hour or 83 m per minute. Some gas detectors can take up to a minute or more to respond, that’s 80-odd meters later if you are walking into a hazard at normal pace. If not walking, it is up to a minute lost to take evasive action. Time is of the essence and evasive action taken sooner can and will prevent disaster.
CAC Gas has introduced a new recycling program to provide an environmental solution for disposing of all empty non-refillable calibration gas cylinders.
In today’s regulated safety environment the need for reliable, effective gas detection has never been so important. New players have seen the opportunity to generate cash by jumping on the confined spaces bandwagon and making detectors, leaving consumers with a bewildering array of choice. So how do you choose?
The GDS-100 gas distribution system is designed for gas detection docking stations and bump test stations. Designed for simplicity and flexibility, it allows those using gas detection docking stations or bump test stations to upgrade to large-volume cylinders.
The CO2 Cellarwarn gas monitor is suitable to detect carbon dioxide in ambient air to safeguard workers in confined spaces.
A South Australian man has been fined over injuries sustained by fellow workers when he lit a cigarette lighter in close proximity to flammable gases in his workplace.
The Linde G-Tecta range of portable gas detection instruments includes multiple or single gases instruments that are suitable to monitor an environment for dangerous gases and oxygen.
Research by the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has identified the need for more effective hazard assessments and use of combustible gas monitoring to save the lives of workers engaged in hot-work.