We recently ran a series of articles call the “Seven Deadly Sins of Gas Detection”. By highlighting the most common causes and effects of each ”sin”, we wanted to provide managers and employees with a greater awareness of what we believe are the Seven Deadly Sins of gas detection, how to avoid them and save lives. For the same reason, we are sharing them as our blog posts for the next seven weeks.
The ATEX, LVD & EMC Directives changed on the 20th April 2016 with immediate effect. For the most part, the changes are driven by the New Legislative Framework and include a move to a common document format, whilst at the same time clarifying the obligations of various parties. The key content that applies to Manufacturers (the scope, safety requirements and conformity assessment procedure) remains the same.
Unlike other toxic gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is all around us, albeit at levels too low to cause health issues under normal circumstances. It raises the question, how do you zero a CO2 gas detector in an atmosphere where CO2 is present?