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Risks and Hazards of Hydrogen Sulphide

Alex Singer

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S), otherwise known as hydro-sulfuric acid, sulphuretted hydrogen, stink damp, dihydrogen monosulfide, sulfur hydride, hepatic gas, sewer gas, is a naturally occurring gas. A by-product of decomposition, it is found in natural gas, crude petroleum, volcanic gas and hot springs.

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Topics: Gas Hazards, Regulations and Standards

ISEA: Bump Testing and Calibrating Your Gas Detectors

Greg Shires

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the leading national organization of manufacturers of safety and health equipment including environmental monitoring instruments. ISEA is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of all workers through the development of workplace standards and the education of users on safe work practices and exposure prevention.

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Topics: Regulations and Standards

Specialty Gas Valves & Connectors for High Pressure Cylinders

Paul Fry

When purchasing a specialty gas mixture in a high pressure cylinder (HPC), it is important to understand that the valves and valve connections can differ from cylinder to cylinder.  This can be the case for the same type of gas or gas mixture.

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Topics: Speciality Gas Theory and Applications, High Pressure Regulator Tips, Gas Mixtures, Regulations and Standards

Why Are You Still Not Bump Testing Your Gas Detector?

Greg Shires

022_CACGas_BTS-HP New Casing-257206-edited.jpgAfter 30+ years in the gas detection business, I am still surprised at the number of gas detection users not bump testing their instruments prior to use.   

Whatever the term….bump test, challenge test, function test, response test or verification. The only way to guarantee that a gas detection instruments will detect gas is to test it with a known concentration of gas.  Exposing the instrument to a known concentration of test gas will show whether the sensors respond and whether the instrument functions properly.

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Topics: Gas Control and Distribution, Gas Detection Standards, Regulations and Standards, bump testing

Key Facts to Know When Shipping Dangerous Goods

Paul Fry
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Shipping Dangerous Goods (DGs), such as compressed or liquefied gases, can seem daunting. With a basic understanding of dangerous goods, shipping these products can be straightforward – however, anyone looking to do so should be fully aware of their responsibilities and potential liabilities.
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Topics: Regulations and Standards, Dangerous Goods Transportation

Australian Gas Detection Standards - Make Your Workplace Safer

Greg Shires

Individuals still take their life in their own hands by not taking the small amount of time and cost to properly check their gas detection device prior to entering hazardous environments. Bump testing standards are confusing which adds to the risk of fatalities in the workplace. Here we draw on various resources to provide an overall guide on how to ensure your workplace is a safe environment for both you and your colleagues.

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Topics: Regulations and Standards