Portable Gas Detector Calibration

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Get Your Gas Detector Calibration Today download and print the attached form, fill in all the details and send it to us with your Portable Gas Detector.

We will calibrate it and dispatch it back within 2 working days.

No repair work will be performed on the portable gas detector without your acceptance of a quotation.

On-site Calibration

Bulk calibration can be performed at your work location where 5 or more Portable Gas Detectors require calibration. This is usually performed while technicians are attending a tool box meeting or training. 

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Why Get Calibrated?

Honeywell™ recommends that Portable Gas Detector Calibration be carried out on a regular basis to remain accurate and effective.

To maintain accuracy and compliance, portable gas detectors require regular calibration every six months by competent technicians. This may be the difference between a good day and a bad day.  

Calibration records need to be kept for compliance and audits. BRTechnical maintains records of calibration performed by BRT over the life of the Portable Gas Detector.

BRTechnical provides back-to-base calibration.  Your Portable Gas Detector will be calibrated by a competent technician, experienced with Honeywell™ BW™ GasAlertMicroClip XL, GasAlertMicroClip X3 and GasAlertQuattro 4-gas detectors.

If the Portable Gas Detector requires repair, the work will only be carried out following acceptance of a quotation to perform the work. All repair works will only be performed using genuine Honeywell™ replacement parts.

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Portable Gas Detector Types

There are two primary types of portable gas detector:

  • Single gas – devices that are designed to detect one gas
  • Multi-gas – devices that can detect multiple gases. Variants usually range from 4 gases up to 6 gases and tend to employ various detection principles in one unit

When it comes to ongoing device operation and maintenance, portable detectors fall into two further groups:

  • Serviceable – this means that the device is a long-term solution, requiring ongoing maintenance, which the operator can choose to carry out in-house or via a third party service provider
  • Disposable – this means that the device is a short-term solution (2 or 3 year) and does not require any maintenance during its operational life. This type of device is often continuously operational from first activation until its expiry.

When it comes to field technicians, the most common Portable Gas Detector is a serviceable, multi-gas detector requiring recalibration twice a year to remain compliant.

Gas Detection Maintenance and Ongoing Care

A vital part of ensuring that fixed and portable gas detection equipment operates correctly is periodic servicing, maintenance and calibration.

It is important that a suitable service period is established for the equipment that takes account of each individual application’s unique set of factors. Some sites choose to have their own dedicated in-house support to carry out routine maintenance and ad hoc equipment fixes, whilst others choose to outsource this activity to the equipment manufacturer or third-party technical support provider.

Selecting the Right Service Provider

When selecting a gas detection solution, it’s essential to take a holistic view and consider the impact of ongoing device care at the gas detection selection stage. This means that a gas detector not only needs to be application-suited in terms of its specification and functionality, but its ongoing maintenance requirements.

With a variety of manufacturers in the marketplace claiming to offer the leading-edge solutions and the best provision of support and care, the process of comparing offerings and choosing the most suitable company to work with can be an arduous and lengthy process.

It’s important to evaluate any prospective manufacturer or third-party service provider against a set of criteria before moving forwards. The following questions will help you gain a valuable insight into whether a supplier is likely to be able to meet your specific individual requirements.

Question: What expertise do you have regarding my specific application?

A service provider needs to have an intrinsic understanding of your business and the unique requirements in not only your application but also the industry in which you operate and regulations. Application-based variables and legislative requirements can impact ongoing maintenance requirements considerably.

Ongoing device maintenance

Planned maintenance regimes can greatly benefit contractors by limiting the chances of ad hoc issues that can adversely affect productivity, so the right philosophy to ongoing device care can help to maximise uptime and help to prevent potentially costly shutdowns. Field maintenance assistance is ideal for contractors where dedicated maintenance personnel are not available and helps to ensure that equipment is maintained and correctly working.

Calibration

The most common failure in catalytic sensors is performance degradation caused by exposure to certain poisons. It is therefore essential that any gas monitoring system should not only be calibrated at the time of installation, but also checked regularly and re-calibrated as necessary. Checks must be made using an accurately calibrated standard gas mixture so that the zero and ‘span’ levels can be set correctly on the controller.

Calibration is usually carried out twice yearly (although it may be undertaken more or less frequently in specific applications). This procedure is designed to ensure that a portable gas detector’s reading are truly representative of actual gas concentrations in the atmosphere. This is particularly important when dangerous gases like Hydrogen Sulphide may be present, because just 1,000 PPM of this gas is enough to kill in a single breath, therefore incorrect readings could cause severe injury or even death.

Sensor replacement

Sensors have a defined expiry and must be replaced after this period runs out. The average life of sensors is approximately 2-3 years, but it is worth remembering that sensors may need to be replaced more frequently when “known poisons” are present.

BRTechnical uses only genuine sensor replacement parts from Honeywell™.

Source: the above information is an extract from Honeywel™l GasBook www.honeywellanalytics.com / www.gasmonitors.com