Connected gas monitors (detectors) are the latest development in the world of gas detection. For many of us working in adverse environments, turning on a gas monitor and attaching it to our lapel is second nature. If it alarms, we react appropriately and thank it for saving our lives. But how many of us stop to think about how these devices work or whether we are using them correctly? And what are connected gas detectors and how do they work? You will find connected gas monitors explained in basic terms in our latest free white paper.
Our readers often feedback how frustrated they are with the probes supplied with their gas detectors. High prices and poor quality are the most common complaints. To solve these problems we decided to make our own. The new Arobase gas detector probe range is now available for purchase. The @-probe uses a universal handle containing high efficiency filters and is fully serviceable and adaptable for all gas testing scenarios. For more information see our probes and accessories brochure.
A gas detector probe is a device used to enable gas testers to take samples from specific locations when using electronically pumped or hand aspirated instruments. Gas detector probes are designed to work in a number of situations, including; leak tracing, barhole testing and confined space entry. Many contain water and dust filters to protect entry of these materials into the gas detector.
Here at Arobase Gas Testing we take pride in the quality of gas testers we send out to undertake these activities. Those who have attended our courses have received the insights of those who have undertaken such work for over 35 years without even a near miss. (That’s not to say we haven’t identified many near misses created by others!)
Having worked at the Avonmouth site many years ago gas freeing a similar tank to the one which exploded and having watched its development in recent years. My heart goes out to those families who have lost their loved ones. To say they have my deepest sympathy doesn’t express strongly enough how devastating this news was.
Here at Arobase, we run the classic OPITO format authorised gas tester training courses. The content includes all required of the syllabus and more. However, we do not hold OPITO accredited status and do not intend to. For more on the reasons why, please see our article “Authorised Gas Tester or Just an Authorised Gas?”
With Covid-19 sweeping quickly around the world, more and more of our customers are looking to web based platforms to solve their Authorised Gas Taster training and assessment needs. We at Arobase Gas Testing, have always extolled the virtues of face to face training and assessment and recommend e-learning as a useful supplementary tool.