explosive gas detection News

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Portable Gas Detection

    ‘Fatal Blast’ at an industrial plant or ‘Workers Overcome with Toxic Fumes’ or ‘Neighbours moved to safe place to avoid Toxic Fumes’ are headlines that are all too common. The cause of many fatal accidents is the confined space where workers are having to work.   The gas risk associated with a confined space is due to oxygen depletion (and sometimes ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • The simple solution to gas detection

    The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is used by industries worldwide to detect gases and vapours, simply and reliably, without the need for calibration effort or power supply. It’s as easy to use as 1-2-3! - Lightweight, compact and easy to carry - Simple to operate for all personnel - An accurate reading obtained in a few minutes - Can be used in flammable atmospheres - ...

  • Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s Detective Net

    Crowcon’s new Detective Net wireless module allows up to 25 Detective+ gas detectors to be linked without cables. It is ideal for use in the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries. The Detective+ is a free-standing, transportable multigas monitor that can be used individually or in groups to ...

  • New Gas Detection System for Ethylene

    Statox 501 Ethylen As pre- product for Polyethylene, ethanol, ethylen oxide, ethylene dichloride and many other final or intermediate products, ethylene (C2H4) is one of the most important products in petrochemical industries. It is a colourless gas with a sweetish smell. It is asphyxiant but not toxic. More important is that it is explosive in concentrations from 3,1 % (LEL) to 32 % ...

  • ET moves into gas detection tubes with Kitagawa

    ET is pleased to announce that from August 2011 it will be able to supply the Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System. The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is used by industries worldwide to detect gases and vapours simply and reliably, without the need for calibration effort or power supply. It’s as easy to use as 1-2-3! Choose from over 300 gas detector tubes from Ammonia to Xylene. The ...

  • New guidance on gas detection at WWEM 2016

    Gas detection has always been an important component of the WWEM events, but organiser Marcus Pattison says: “Following the publication of important new guidance on confined space entry and a new standard for toxic gas detectors, the Gas Detection Zone at WWEM 2016 will be busier than ever. “Past events have shown that the Gas Detection Zone is hugely popular with health ...

  • Wireless Technology transforming fixed point gas detection

    Wireless technology is improving gas detection systems Fixed gas detection systems now feature some of the most advanced technologies available. They offer numerous benefits that have improved the functionality of the gas detection system, improving their reliability and offering increased confidence in their ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Enviro Technology moves into gas detection tubes

    Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have moved into the portable gas detection equipment market for the first time with the launch of the Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System. The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is a complete sampling and analysis system for detecting hazardous gases and vapours on the spot and is used by industries worldwide to protect personnel, residents and ...

  • Dependable gas detection without heated mirrors

    IRmax is an ultra-compact infrared (IR) flammable gas detector which delivers rapid, fail-safe detection of hydrocarbon gases and vapours. Featuring dual-wavelength IR sensor technology in a rugged 316 stainless steel package, IRmax is designed to detect methane gas and other potentially explosive hydrocarbons in the harshest conditions. Unlike conventional IR gas detectors, IRmax does not ...

  • Laser gas detection success for Anglian Water Services

    Anglian Water Services (AWS) wanted to quantify methane emissions from their wastewater treatment processes. As these are less well understood and less well defined than indirect carbon emissions associated with electricity use, they set up a project to locate and quantify emissions from the processes at a wastewater treatment works. This was led by the in-house Innovation Team which undertakes ...


    By Geotech

  • ISO consults on draft guidance for explosive compounds

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published two draft standards on explosive compounds for public comment: "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive compounds – Part 1: Method using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection'(ISO/DIS 11916-1)" and, "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • The World’s Leading Gas Detection Products and Technology will be Displayed at WWEM 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The organisers of WWEM, the world’s largest environmental monitoring event, have announced a new Gas Detection zone at the 2010 conference and exhibition, signalling coverage of the workplace environment for the first time. Traditionally focusing on environmental monitoring, the event will now also highlight airborne industrial hazards and risk assessment across all ...


  • Jubilee bonfire beacon, but no explosion, thanks to methane leak check

    Villagers in Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, lighting a hilltop bonfire as one of the nationwide chain of 4000 beacons being lit simultaneously. But the organiser had a background in the gas industry, so he was nervous about lighting a fire above an old landfill site. Leigh Greenham, who has been involved in the gas detection business for many ...


    By Geotech

  • Crowcon`s Detective+ Gas Detector Now Has IECEx Certification For Use In High Temperatures

    Crowcon's intrinsically safe Detective+ free-standing, transportable gas detector has been granted IECEx* and ATEX** certification for use in temperatures up to +50oC. This makes it ideal for use in explosion hazard areas in extremely hot climates or in hot internal industrial environments. Typical applications include refineries and offshore rigs. Providing reliable protection wherever there ...

  • Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards

    A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, invisible spoilage in food or pesticides distributed in soil by wind and rain. The prototype method is more sensitive than conventional techniques for detecting traces of these ...

  • Are you looking for fixed total VOC gas detection at a price you can afford?

    Untitled Document Ion Science Ltd is launching their exciting new fixed PID gas detector TVOC for the detection and monitoring of total volatile organic compounds. TVOC has ...


    By Ion Science

  • New infrared flammable & CO2 gas sensor detects hazards where conventional sensors fail

    The Xgard IR from Crowcon is a new, low cost infrared (IR) flammable gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor designed for use in fixed point detection systems where conventional detectors can prove unreliable or suffer from interference and damage. Conventional flammable gas detectors based on catalytic pellistors are susceptible to poisoning in some industrial atmospheres. This can make their ...

  • Crowcon`s Vortex FP Flameproof Gas and Fire Detection Control Panel has ATEX Certification

    -ATEX certification allows use in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas- Crowcon’s highly successful Vortex range of multi-channel gas and fire detection control panels has been extended to include an ATEX* certified Exd Flameproof version, the Vortex FP, which can be used in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. Photo: ...

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