In what application will the portable gas detection equipment be used? Will the monitor be worn continuously throughout the day to provide personal safety monitoring, or will it be used intermittently to gather samples, for confined space entry, or for other industrial hygiene needs?
Each of these situations requires specific features in the gas monitoring equipment. In this article, we will compare the needs of personal monitoring versus the needs of industrial hygiene.
Personal safety considerationsWhen selecting a personal safety single or multi-gas monitor, evaluate the following factors:
Industrial hygiene considerationsMonitors that are used for industrial hygiene/monitoring applications share some of the same desired features as personal protection instruments, but there are additional features that should factor into your decision-making process.
The next time you are faced with the decision to buy a gas monitor, take a few moments to consider the application, environment, maintenance, end-user and the features of the product. This will ultimately lead you to the best instrument for the job.