In a world gripped by a global pandemic, the need to control operating expenditure and maximise the return on assets is increasing. We have therefore made the decision to run a series of articles providing simple suggestions on the way gas testers can reduce there overall expenditure and get the most from the training and equipment they use.
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?
Product Review – Blackline G7. “We have to say the Blackline Safety G7 is very impressive and has to be on your list of instruments to consider. Its price tag postions at the premium end of the market, but the gas sensor replacement program, lone worker features and integrated smart technology more than makes up for this. And if you are looking for a truly smart device, the G7 is currently your only option.”
Do you select, use, sale or maintain fixed and portable gas detectors? If so the European Standard IEC 60079-29-2:2015 is an essential document to understand. So with this in mind, we have produced a new training programme to familiarise learners with its contents and more importantly how to apply what they hear.
Ever since it was originally presented at the 7th International Gas Conference, in ROME 1958, the mystery surrounding the Sale’s scale used to qualify odour intensity in natural gas has grown. Many quote a value of “2” on the Sales Scale as being satisfactory. But where does is term come from? How was it determined and more importantly is it still relevant to today?
It’s not often I travel to one of the world’s most beautiful places review a gas detector! But given the claims and discussions surrounding Blackline’s G7, we felt the Sierra de Tramuntana would be a great starting place to test both performance and connectivity. And trust – there’s a lot to talk about when I get back to the office!
Gas utilities globally receive thousands of reports of suspected gas escapes (PRE’S) each day. Most are found and resolved within a few hours, but occasionally PRE’s take weeks and even months to resolve. Substances such as petrol, kerosene, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), mine drainage gas, bio-gases from landfills – sewers and bio-digesters, paint thinners, foam blowing agents etc can all confuse the unsuspecting gas tester.
Something strikes you the first time you pick up an ALTAIR® 4X and that’s its tactile, easy to grip design. Now I know this may seem a little irrelevant to you died hard gas testers, but as we always say – when you pick a device up, you instinctively know whether it’s right or not. And that “just right” feel is exactly what the ALTAIR® 4X gives you.
Compare and gas detector of 15 years ago with a mobile telephone of the same period and what to you find. Well while the mobile phone has gone from being just a voice calling and text messaging device, to an essential holder of everything we hold dear in life – the gas detector (which is similar in size, weight and material) is almost completely unchanged.