As a lot of our readers may have seen in our PID and VOC articles, we frequently mention the terms ‘sputtering’ and ‘humidity’ and their effects on a PID sensor. But what does sputtering mean? And how exactly do these have a negative effect on the performance of a PID? This article aims to answer these questions, detailing these issues and how IGD has managed to negate them from our PID sensors.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are very widely used in industry and represent a significant hazard to human health. In this blog post, we take a look at what VOCs are, their role in industry, and the importance of VOC detectors for maintaining industrial hygiene.
Hydrogen (H2) has become a popular choice for use in the industrial sector in recent decades, but the demand for it has increased and looks set to continue. With high demand for hydrogen comes a need for more reliable and readily available hydrogen gas detection systems. In this post, we will discuss how hydrogen gas is used, the importance of hydrogen gas detection and what options are available.
What are VOC gases? Where are they found? How can I mitigate the Hazards of VOC’s? These are all vital to consider if working around VOC gases, as VOCs are extremely hazardous gases causing a plethora of health issues. This article answers all of these important questions, as well as suggesting detectably better gas detection equipment in order to help mitigate the presence of VOC gases. Read on to find out more.
N2O is very common in the healthcare industry, used for a wide range of different reasons and being one of the most utilised gases in this industry. It is important to understand what this gas is and where it is used, along with what it is used for to understand why and where you need a nitrous oxide gas detector. It is also vital to understand the dangers of N2O, especially if working in the healthcare industry, as there are common misconceptions to just how dangerous this gas can be. This article delves into all of these things as well as the best available nitrous oxide gas detector solution to keep personnel safe. Read on to find out more.
VOC’s are extremely common and can be from surprising sources. Each VOC comes with its own exposure hazards and reasons these need to be monitored, these can be found by accessing each materials Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). But how are these monitored? And why do we monitor these gases? These questions will be answered in this article to help provide a basic understanding of VOC gases and the dangers.
Handling and treating effluent presents a wide range of hazards, from confined spaces to the treatment processes. Effluent, wastewater and water treatment also ranges across a wide range of industries, expanding the encounterable hazards significantly. One of these hazards commonly encountered involves VOC gases. These compounds can present a wide range of issues; thus, a VOC gas sensor is extremely useful in this industry. Read on to find out more about the VOCs encountered when monitoring effluent, the hazards and the VOC gas sensor solution on offer.
Gas detectors are usually categorised as either being fixed, portable or transportable. All of these types have a range of methods of detecting gas or vapour hazards and have their own strengths and weaknesses. Selecting the correct solution depends on the circumstance of operation, topography of the site or application and the nature of the gas hazard. For example fixed systems are impractical for sewer workers operating in confined spaces. This type of application suits a portable personal gas detector. Similarly an indoor process in a lab or production facility requires 24 hour monitoring, something a portable detector cannot provide. In some instances a combination of both fixed and portable provides the best solution so correct assessment of the hazard and best available technology to monitor is vital.
MRI units are not commonly thought of when talking about gas safety, however these areas can quickly become dangerous when leaks occur. Understanding the dangers of MRI units as well as the gases used within them are vital to understanding why O2 monitors are required in these areas. This article covers all of the essential information in understanding this. Including the gases encountered in these areas to providing you details of IGD’s detectably better solution in O2 monitors.
How long does a VOC sensor last? VOC sensors based on Photo-Ionisation technology (PID) are more complex than most other types of gas detector. PID based detectors utilise an Ultra-violet (UV) lamp to ionise the gas sample. The life of the UV lamp is one of the on-going costs of ownership for this type of detector. This article delves into the typical lamp life currently on the market and why it is capped at a certain amount. IGDs specialist knowledge in PID detection however allows us to set the standard with our revolutionary new development in VOC sensor technology. Read our article to learn more about our latest improvement.