White Papers

Gas detection thought leadership and advice from our industry

Sample Systems – Could they be the gas detection industry’s best-kept secret?

In this whitepaper, Will Allum, Fixed Product Manager from Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd, discusses the key reasons why sample systems should be more widely used and how customers in multiple industries are using sample systems to ensure gas safety.


Minimising Gas Exposure

For those working within hazardous areas, reducing the time exposed to dangers is a crucial way to lessen potential risks. With technological advances in instrumentation in the gas detection industry offering more opportunities to reduce maintenance, and in turn lessen the amount of time operators must spend directly accessing instruments, now is a great time for those in the sector to reassess their gas detection technology portfolio.

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Protecting Workforces from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

According to the Health and Safety Executive, and their publication of workplace exposure limits as of November 2021, the long term exposure limit for carbon monoxide gas is 20ppm (parts per million) and the short term exposure limit is 100ppm.

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Demystifying Flue Gas Analyser Calibration

For plumbers, heating engineers and boiler manufacturers, staying abreast of the products and concentrations of pollutants created within any given environment is incredibly important. The crucial work undertaken is key to ensuring yourself, your colleagues, wider teams and customers, as well as the environment you work within, are protected from the potentially toxic pollutants created within HVAC systems

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Confined Space Entry: Why so Dangerous?

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, defines a confined space as having limited entry and exit points, that is large enough for workers to enter and not intended for regular occupancy. These could include drains, manholes, water mains, sewer systems, crawl spaces, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and attics.

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What’s the Next Generation of Flammable Gas Detection?

Crowcon has introduced the first molecular property
spectrometer™ (MPS™) flammable gas sensor for a fixed gas detector. Crowcon’s XGard Bright with Nevada Nanotech MPS sensor provides advanced technology that removes the need to calibrate and provides a ‘True LEL’ for reading for fifteen flammable gases but can detect all flammable gases in a multi-species environment, resulting in lower ongoing maintenance costs and reduced interaction with the unit.

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What's next for Connected Safety? Cloud Data Storage

Crowcon Connect is our own cloud-based solution, is a versatile cloud data storage system with a variety of hosting options. It can sit within our own secure Microsoft AzureTM cloud architecture, integrate with your existing systems with an API or be hosted on your server on-site.

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What's next for Connected Safety? Quick User Assignment

The relationship between users and their devices is incredibly important, specifically in a gas detection context where the need for reliable, timely data is imperative in order to allow for quick, proactive decision making in potentially dangerous situations.

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What's next for Connected Safety? Gas Safety Insights for Multi-Site

The need for reliable gas safety insights on which to base the safety and security of your personnel, whilst streamlining processes and aiding fleet health is undeniably important for all organisation’s, whether you are running a small or large operation. In this industry, where  people’s lives are on the line and workers are functioning within challenging environments, there really is no space for a slap dash approach to gas

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What's next for Connected Safety? Fleet Management for Rental Fleets

Effective management of a fleet of gas detectors can often be time-consuming and overwhelming, specifically for organisations managing rental fleets. Hours spent managing different safety programs across multiple sites, checking in, assigning and recording equipment and creating relevant reports from collected data can be tiresome when undertaken manually.

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How a Compliance 4 Gas Unit can detect more than 4 Gases

Ensuring the gas sensor you employ is fully optimised and reliable in the detection and accurate measurement of flammable gas and vapours, whatever environment or workplace it is within, is of the utmost importance.

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Volatile Organic Compounds - a very real danger
VOC's: a very real danger whitepaper

In many working environments, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are virtually ubiquitous. These compounds are frequently hydrocarbons, and at room temperature, are liquids that give off highly flammable vapour. Increased awareness of the toxicity of VOCs has led to lowered exposure limits and increased requirements for direct measurement.

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PID - protection from harmful VOCs
PID whitepaper

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) tend to be liquids which readily give off vapour at room temperature, such as solvents and fuels. At high concentrations, these vapours can explode. At extremely low levels, they can be toxic. Increased awareness of the chronic toxicity of VOCs has led to reduced occupational exposure limits (OEL) and increased requirements for direct measurement.

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Don’t die from Carbon Dioxide poisoning
Carbon Dioxide poisoning Whitepaper

The danger associated with carbon dioxide (CO2) in the drinks industry is well known. This gas is toxic, but the nature of the threat it poses is not always fully understood. People die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents. Use of personal gas protection devices designed to detect CO2 is necessary to protect human life.

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Correction Factors - correcting for the hazards of VOCs
Correction factors Whitepaper

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) pose a significant toxic threat. The nature of this threat makes it vital to monitor individual exposure to these compounds over time. Among the most useful tools are personal monitors equipped with sensors based on photoionisation detection (PID) technology. However, their safe use requires knowledge of the environment in which they are to be used and correct interpretation of the results obtained. Employment of the right correction factors is an essential part of this process.

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Sensor selection - getting it right for flammable gases
Sensor Selection Whitepaper

In most circumstances, pellistors are a reliable, cost-effective means of monitoring flammable levels of combustible gases. However, there are some circumstances in which pellistors should not be relied upon, and infrared (IR) technology considered instead. In this whitepaper, we review the two technologies and the conditions under which IR sensors should be seriously considered as an alternative to pellistors.

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