There are many things to consider when selecting the best gas detector, and cost is not the least of them. But how many of you consider total cost of ownership?
Once the desired specification has been determined, there are likely to be a number of detectors, available over a range of purchase prices, that come close enough to meeting that spec to be considered. But the purchase price is not the only cost associated with owning a gas detector. There are also on-going costs of maintenance, which can be significant over the life-time of a unit.
So, other than purchase price, what kinds of things should be considered when thinking about cost of ownership?