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How do I Choose the Best Industrial Gas Detector?

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  • Written By: S. Gonzales
  • Edited By: A. Joseph
  • Last Modified Date: 30 November 2016
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Buying an industrial gas detector can be easier than it sounds. The options might confuse you at first, but you can find a suitable gas detector by considering your industry and looking for detectors that identify common gases that pose threats in that industry. Also know that you can rent an industrial gas detector if you need one for only a short time.

You should be aware that you can search for an industrial gas detector based on the industry in which you work. It's not uncommon for manufacturers of industrial gas detector to list their products by industry, making the consumer's decision easier. You might be able to find gas detectors for industries such as oil and gas, fuel, mining, pharmaceuticals and chemical plants, but you also can find gas detectors that are specially created to work in other areas. Construction, telecommunications, municipal water, waste water and food and beverage production are just a few of the other industries that can have gas detectors tailor-made for them.

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Finding an appropriate gas detector can be as simple as looking for one that can identify the presence of a specific gas. Many industries and their manufacturing processes can be threatened by specific gases, so finding detectors that can alert you of the presence of those gases can be very important. Manufacturers of industrial gas detectors know this, and they often make detectors available to consumers according to the gas hazard. Manufacturers can even have websites that allow you to select the specific gases against which you're interested in protecting yourself. After you make these selections, the manufacturers' websites can give you options for appropriate industrial gas detectors.

Industrial gas detectors can be very different from home gas detectors in that they can require special training to handle and maintain them. Try to buy your gas detector from a company that provides many options for training. Face-to-face and online training should be options for you. Make sure that manuals and all associated documents are made readily available to you in physical and digital form.

Buying an industrial gas detector isn't your only option if you need one. Many companies will allow you to rent a gas detector. Gas detector rentals usually are available for short-term and long-term use or urgent situations. Rentals are a viable option for those who have businesses that are experiencing unexpected events or are undergoing short-term projects. A rented industrial gas detector can come in handy during outages and shutdowns, for instance.

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