Category Archives: Gas Sensor

Monitoring hazardous environments for gas requires three basic necessities: 1) the appropriate gas monitoring equipment for the job 2) good technique…

How to Calibrate Gas Detection Equipment

Gas detection equipment may need to be calibrated according to the location.

Gas detection equipment can help detect and locate gas leaks and are an essential safety tool on sites where gas could potentially escape and pose a safety hazard to workers or the surrounding communities. However, from time to time, you may need to calibrate gas detection equipment at an atmospheric pressure (barometric pressure) that differs […]

A Personal Monitor is a Vital Piece of Equipment for Worker Safety

A personal monitor is essential when working in confined spaces

It is imperative that anyone working in confined spaces, or on sites where hazardous gases can accumulate, should have a personal monitor in their kit. Harmful gases can accumulate in confined spaces, where they can pose a risk to anyone exposed to them. As most of these hazardous gases are odorless, and therefore not easily […]

Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Sludge: A Primer

Anaerobic digesters at Black River wastewater treatment plant

Anaerobic digestion is the most commonly used method of wastewater sludge treatment, where the primary aim is to break down the sludge in order to minimize the volume that is left for disposal. During this process the organic matter is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria in an oxygen-free environment, producing carbon dioxide and methane gases and […]

Guidelines for In Situ Remediation Following a Methane Gas Leak

Combustible gas detector for monitoring a methane gas leak

Early this year the State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality published a new set of guidelines for environmental practitioners responsible for in situ remediation of spilled contaminants, which also apply to a methane gas leak. The guide provides recommendations for monitoring hazardous contaminants, including methane levels in various environments to minimize any potential impacts […]

Tips for Understanding & Using Gas Monitoring Equipment

Gas Monitoring Equipment used in mining

Monitoring hazardous environments for gas requires three basic necessities: 1) the appropriate gas monitoring equipment for the job 2) good technique 3) adequate knowledge, experience and understanding of how the tools work and how to use them correctly. Why We Need to Monitor Air Quality Monitoring air composition is necessary to detect dangerous gases that […]