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Knowledge of gas detection is important for the employees who use the equipment.
Gas alarms and gas detectors must be selected, installed, configured and maintained correctly, for the best possible and safe result.
On this page we have gathered some of our knowledge about gas detection. GasDetect is always ready to advise on the right choice of gas detectors or hand-held gas alarms, so that they best suit your task
What is PID?
PID is an abbreviation for “Photo-Ionization Detector”. A PID is a hand-held, person-worn or wall-mounted detector that measures a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and displays organic components on a scale from parts-per-million (ppm) to parts-per-billion (ppb ). The VOCs give a continuous result and can alarm when the levels exceed the user-defined limit values.
A guide to gases
pharmaceutical and bioanalytical laboratories.
There are many different gases inside a pharmaceutical or bioanalytical laboratory. Many have no taste, color or smell, which makes it difficult to know that there is a gas leak. A gas leak from a cylinder or a fixed piping system used to carry gas poses a serious risk that can cause potentially fatal incidents or hazards in a laboratory environment.
WORK IN AND AROUND MANURE TANKS
Excerpt from the Working Environment Authority’s guidance on “Plants for liquid livestock manure (manure plants and manure containers)” which describes the requirement for personal protection.
NOTICE ON SEWER WORK
Excerpt from “Declaration on sewer work”, which describes the requirement for personal protection during sewer work, in the form of hand-held or stationary gas detectors.
NOTICE OF SAFETY SIGNAGE
Excerpt from the executive order on safety signage and other forms of signaling.
DECLARATION ON SUBSTANCES AND
Extract from the executive order on substances and materials.
USE AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS ALARMS
References regarding calibration and bump testing of hand-held gas detectors. Extract from the manufacturer’s and the authorities’ recommendations.
CONTAINER SAFETY AND HAZARDOUS GAS
If you, as a company, work with the emptying and inspection of containers, you must be aware that your employees may be exposed to gases hazardous to health during work with the emptying and inspection of containers.
GAS ENGINES AND GAS-FIRED PLANTS
Excerpt from the Gas Regulations section B41 – “Regulations for gas engine installations” and B4 “Regulations for larger gas-fired installations” concerning gas detection and gas monitoring.
GAS MONITORING IN MACHINE ROOM
Excerpt from AT guidance 20B 4.4 “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps” on the Labor and Welfare Authority’s website about the use of coolant detectors in machine rooms.
WEIGHT OF GASES AGAINST AIR
List of 60 different gases and their molecular weights. Used to find the optimal location of a stationary gas detector.
LIMIT VALUES FOR SUBSTANCES AND MATERIALS
AT guidance on e.g. limit values for work with toxic and other dangerous substances, source: here
WHITE PAPER ON “VISUAL ALARMS”
EN 54-23, which will be mandatory from the beginning of March 2013, was developed as a supplement to EN54-3 for acoustic alarm equipment; the break-in period already ended in 2005, which means that it is now the current technological state.
WHY BUMP TESTS CAN SAVE LIVES
Article about how bump testing of gas alarms, before use, can ultimately save lives. Based on data from more than 27,000 gas alarms and 1100 customers (in English).
CHEMICAL NAMES FOR GASES
List of the most common gases, their chemical names and chemical designations (CH4, NH3, CO, CO2, H2S, O2, SO2 + many more).
CROSS SENSITIVITY BETWEEN GASES
List of cross sensitivities between different gases when measured with a detector from Industrial Scientific Oldham. How different gases can affect the sensors.
LEL LIMITS FOR GASES
List of LEL limits (Lower Explosive Limit) for various gases (vapours). Used to correctly adjust alarm limits on gas alarms.
THE THEORY BEHIND KURZ THERMAL MASS FLOW METERS
Get a thorough insight into the principle behind the “constant temperature” measurement principle that Kurz uses in their thermal mass flow meters (in English).
When to take Benzene seriously
“In people who are exposed to benzene, studies have shown a wide range of serious medical and physiological consequences, both acute and long-term, such as cancer and aplastic anaemia. Therefore, there is a need to reduce exposure to benzene, both for people who work with it but also for the general population.” – World Health Organization.
In the article ‘The Basic of Bezenen – Properties : Exposure : Detection (English language versions) Benzene is considered. Here you are introduced to the basic knowledge of what is benzene? Here you are introduced to the basic knowledge of what is benzene?