Gas Detection FAQ's

Our customers' most frequently asked gas detection questions and answers to help you shop.

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.

Stephanie Sousa
Updated 4 months ago by Stephanie Sousa

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.

Stephanie Sousa
Updated 4 months ago by Stephanie Sousa

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…

Stephanie Sousa
Updated 4 months ago by Stephanie Sousa

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).

Stephanie Sousa
Updated 4 months ago by Stephanie Sousa

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.

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Updated 4 months ago by Stephanie Sousa

What gas monitor do I need for my application?

Click here to shop our selection of gas monitors. We also have a bot to help you shop!

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