Are there any documents available that provide a frame work or guidance on when a gas detection system should be installed?

It should be noted that long before OSHA, and long before direct-reading instruments were available, people were doing toxic gas detection to protect their employees; combustible gas detection to protect their employees and their facilities; and, of course, they also did this to obtain lower insurance rates. These days, though, you can count on government…

Alcohol and Electrochemical Sensors

For any gas to be detectable by an electrochemical sensor, it must first be “electroactive.” As defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Analytical Chemistry Division Commission on Electroanalytical Chemistry, an electroactive substance is… In voltammetry and related techniques, a substance that undergoes a change of oxidation state, or the breaking…

Where should I set the alarms on my toxic gas monitoring system?

Ultimately, the entire matter of where to set the instantaneous concentration alarm(s) is tied into what is expected by the regulatory agency. In the United States, for most workplace environments, it is the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). OSHA has published Permissible Exposure Limits, or PEL’s, for many toxic substances. Three types of PEL’s…