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If I Calibrate My Instrument with Pentane, Will it Sense Methane as Well?

As we have learned, the Catalytic Bead (LEL) sensor can degrade due to "poisoning" and if so, the sensitivity tends to be lost first with regards to Methane. A partially poisoned sensor might still respond accurately to Pentane, while showing a dangerously reduced response to Methane. Some manufacturers offer an "equivalent" mixture of calibration gas (Methane) to address this condition. Contact ... Read More

Gas Detection

Avoid this #1 Cause of Confined Space Fatalities

Oxygen deficiency is still the leading cause of death in confined space incidents. The concentration of oxygen in normal air is approximately 20.9%. The balance (over 78%) consists primarily of nitrogen. The remaining fraction includes small amounts of water vapor, carbon dioxide and argon, as well as traces of other gases. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146, "Permit Required Confined Spaces," contains the ... Read More

Confined Spaces, Contractor Safety, Gas Detection

Expert Tips on How to Pick The Best Gas Detector for a Confined Space

Our panel agrees that the "best" confined space gas detectors for confined spaces does not come from any one manufacturer. It's the instrument that best fulfills the requirements for your operational application(s). Price must not be the sole consideration, as many features of the instrument should ... Read More

Quad City Safety WHBF Commercial

Did you know that your local safety equipment specialists were famous? Check out our commercial on WHBF! Let us know what you think! Quad City Safety is proud to be the safety equipment provider you rely on for all your safety needs!  Show us some love! Like and share if you've seen this!  Read More

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