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Risks and Hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide

Alex Singer

Hydrogen sulfide (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 Statement on Validation of Operation For Direct Reading Portable Gas Monitors

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 Monitor?

Greg Shires

After 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.   

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

Key facts to know when shipping specialty and pure gases

Paul Fry

The shipping of compressed or liquefied gases can seem daunting to some as they are classified around the world as Dangerous Goods (DGs).

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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