Investing in a gas transmitter isn’t a decision you want to rush. Here are tips on how to find the right one for your organization:
Pick a design
Need to detect potentially harmful concentrations of combustible gasses in the air? You might want to consider the merits of choosing a stand-alone gas transmitter to get the job done. Gases as well as hydrocarbon vapors such as butane, gasoline, methane and more can be monitored with ease and convenience. If you need a unit for analyzer enclosures, pump stations or gas compressor stations, then this is a sound option for you. Ask the manufacturer about the sensitivity to the target hydrocarbons because sensitivities vary considerably for different hydrocarbons to ensure you are getting what you need.
Ask about software
Some designs also include transmitters that can be directly connected to a computer-based alarm system. These don’t require any extra hardware, which makes these transmitters convenient.
Review the specs
One of the first things you will need to examine are the technical specifications of the device before you move forward with your buying decision. Find out response time, what type of sensor it uses, accuracy, sensor life, warranty, explosion proof rating, etc. For more information, you’ll want to download the specs from the manufacturer. If you don’t know much about it, we highly recommend consulting with a certified safety professional.
Look for a reputable manufacturer
When it comes to equipment like this, you do not want to take chances. Always buy equipment from reliable shops and stores, says the Business News Daily. That way you can rest easy, knowing you aren’t giving your team a faulty unit to work with. Another way to know if you’re hiring the right manufacturer is to do a little background check of your own. How long has the company been around. What kind of products or services does the company offer? This will help you determine which manufacturers will make for the best option. Ask for references, it’s your decision, your money and most importantly the safety of your employees depends on it.
Reviews are another way to get information on all the manufacturers on your list. What kind of feedback does the company have, for instance? Are the reviews overwhelmingly positive or not? What kind of problems were commonly mentioned? This will also tell you a lot about which brands and manufacturers seem the most trustworthy in terms of service and cost as well as which ones seem way off-base.
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