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Tank-Pro meets the “tank” challenge 16 January 2017

Hydrocarbon gases stored in inert environments create a particular flammable gas detection challenge. Tank-Pro is a specialist gas detection unit for use in this specialist environment where standard gas detectors just won’t work. At 340g, it is light enough to clip to a belt or overalls. A lightweight and robust, portable multigas monitor, Tank-Pro detects oxygen, toxic and flammable gases in inert environments. ...

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Crowcon XgardIQ – the next generation 13 December 2016

Crowcon XgardIQ is a versatile transmitter and gas detector which takes a variety of flammable, toxic or oxygen gas sensors. XgardIQ sensor modules can be ‘hot swapped’ without a hot-work permit. XgardIQ reduces costs in new builds when installed with a sealed dummy module protecting the device until commissioning. The transmitter automatically configures when the sensor module is installed. ...

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Understanding gas sensor lifespan 29 November 2016

In this article, gas detection expert Andy Avenell of Crowcon outlines the factors which affect the operating lifespan of electrochemical and pellistor toxic and oxygen gas sensors. An explanation is given on how these sensors work, their normal life expectancy followed by a review of factors that can reduce operational life. Suggestions are also given to help predict sensor life and plan for replacement....

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Crowcon Detection Instruments - Hazardex 2017 Exhibitor Profile - Stand 11 25 October 2016

Crowcon Detection Instruments Limited has a vision of people working together to save lives and protect the environment by leading industrial safety forward. From North Sea oil platforms to South American steel mills our customers rely on Crowcon gas detectors to keep them safe.For over 45 years Crowcon has been developing and manufacturing high quality products with a reputation for reliability and technical innovation.

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Gas-Pro: The Confined Space Entry Monitor 10 October 2016

Safe confined space entry (CSE) requires careful application of the procedures and use of specialist equipment. However, the gas detector used is often not specially designed for the task. Crowcon Gas-Pro has features designed to make CSE easier. ...

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Portable Detector Locates Methane Leaks from a Safe Distance 05 August 2016

Methane leaks are an important safety issue in many industries, but how do you monitor from a safe distance? With Crowcon’s lightweight and compact Laser Methane mini, leaks can be detected at a distance of up to 30 metres, ensuring operators can stay well clear of any hazards....

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Gas Detection: Complacency – the common factor 07 June 2016

It could be argued that complacency is the common factor when it comes to gas-related accidents. From proper maintenance of gas detection equipment to utilising data to understand past events or prevent accidents, there is no real excuse for not doing any of it. So why do people and organisations not pay more attention to these good safety practices?...

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Preparing gas detection equipment for plant shutdown and maintenance 27 May 2016

Shutdown and maintenance are important periods in the yearly cycle at many facilities. Anything delaying the programmed activities can be a cause of significant cost as well as inconvenience. It is remarkable how often sites don’t prepare sufficiently well in advance of a maintenance or shutdown period. Here, Nick Dajda of Crowcon suggests a checklist of tasks to ensure gas detection assets receive appropriate consideration and attention during these events.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Gas Detection - Sin #7: Ignoring Your Data 10 May 2016

Ignoring your data is the seventh deadly sin of gas detection. Analysis of data logged on gas detectors can reveal information that prevents accidents and save lives. But all too often, this vital resource is not being used to its full potential....

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Gas Detection - Sin #6: Ignoring Alarms 06 April 2016

Ignoring alarms is the sixth deadly sin of gas detection. This is often a consequence of frequent false or “spurious” alarms. But a gas detection system that is being ignored is useless, because it is no longer a credible signal of imminent danger. This is a situation in urgent need of remedy if lives are to be protected....

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