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Gas leakage can be extremely hazardous to the health and safety of workers in the workplace, especially in instances where employees may be working in highly risk environments such as confined spaces.There are number of different gases that employees should be protected from, including Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Chlorine and many more which employees cannot detect. These can carry major health risks and even result in death, highlighting the importance of quality Gas Detection Services & Equipment as well as necessary procedural steps to be taken.

There are numerous gases of which some are humanly detectable and others not. These various gases are leaking around in the places we frequent that could be life threatening if they exist in large enough concentrations. Luckily, there are gas detectors and indoor air quality monitoring systems to detect and alert us when levels become undesirable and potentially lethal.

Regular servicing should be performed. This ensures accurate measurement of gas concentrations. 

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We offer a hire service for our Gas Detection equipment including:

BW MicroClip 4 Gas Alert Personal Gas Detection

BM 25 Area Gas Detection 4 Gas

How often do gas detectors need maintenance?

Gas detectors should be included in the regular plant maintenance schedule. FIT recommends a minimum of 6 monthly service intervals in an industrial environment due to the sensor technologies used. The performance of most detectors deteriorates with time, the rate depending on the type of sensor and the operating conditions.

For example a dusty, corrosive or damp environment can cause accelerated decline in response. These factors will affect the frequency of inspection, maintenance and calibration similarly, for portable gas detectors the user should consider the sensor type, operating conditions, required use and accuracy of the detector. Portable detectors should only be used if they are in good condition and are functioning correctly.

Do I need a bump test or a full calibration?

Both types of tests are important. A bump test will let you know if the gas detector is still capable of reading gas levels but it won’t tell you if it is reading the correct levels. For the most part electrochemical sensors will output a zero reading in clean air and when the sensor is dead. Doing a bump test is also a way to check that the sensor is not dead. A calibration will correct any degradation or drift that the sensor may have experienced over time and let you know that the readings are accurate. Without regular calibrations, the gas level readings will become less and less true as time passes.

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