Gas Detection FAQ's
How do you properly dispose of your gas monitors?
Gas monitors contain lithium batteries that cannot be mixed with solid waste streams as some jobsite waste can. Lithium batteries can cause fires at regular waste management and recycling facilities,…
Will my gas monitor come with a factory calibration certificate?
Will my gas monitor come with a factory calibration certificate? Most of our gas monitors will come with a factory calibration certificate included in the box. For RKI, a certificate is available upo…
How many bump tests can I get from a cylinder of calibration gas?
It can depend on several factors but most people can expect between 300-400 calibrations from a 54L tank of calibration gas.
What is a confined space?
A confined space is a work area that has limited opening for entry and exit, isn’t intended for continuous occupancy, and is large enough for you to enter and conduct work.
What’s the difference between a bump test and a calibration?
A bump test is a quick check to make sure that the monitor’s sensors react to gas. A calibration is a slightly longer test that makes sure the monitor’s sensors are checking the accuracy of the senso…
What gases are included in 4-gas monitors?
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2), and lower explosive limit (LEL) gases (methane, butane, etc).
How often do I need to calibrate my monitor?
OSHA would like companies to calibrate every day but that might not be practical for everyone. Therefore, you should follow manufacturer guidelines, which are generally every 180 days.
What gas monitor do I need for my application?
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