Application of multi-gas detectors
One of the most frequently asked questions in the gas detection industry is what is a multi-gas detector? With so many variants, brands and distributors on the market, it can be difficult for customers to understand what they need. Additionally, it can be difficult to appreciate the flexibility and limitations of portable multi-gas detectors.
Multi-gas detector - what is it?
Multi-gas detectors can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and sensor configurations, which can cause some confusion for first-time buyers. A multi-gas detector is a portable device designed to detect multiple gases simultaneously. Portable gas detectors are often the last line of defense in alerting operators to hazardous gas leaks. The most common sensor configurations for multi-gas detectors are carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, flammable (infrared or catalytic), and oxygen.
However, multi-gas detectors are not limited to this standard configuration, our multi-gas detectors can have up to multiple sensors and any sensor configuration can be customized. An example of this is our multi-gas detector with CO2 and O2 sensors. This is commonly used in the beverage industry, hospitality industry and also by gas delivery drivers.
Another example sensor configuration is a multi-gas detector with carbon dioxide, oxygen, and VOC/PID sensors. Multi-gas detectors are extremely versatile and provide a flexible platform for personal protection. As mentioned earlier, if you work in a confined space, then JXCT's multi-gas detectors will likely meet your requirements. If custom sensor configurations are required, these may need to be discussed with the manufacturer, and we, as equipment manufacturers, welcome your inquiries at any time.
Always ask for advice
As always, the safety devices you purchase are designed to provide early warning of potential gas leaks and ultimately save your life. When purchasing a monitor, make sure the monitor reflects the requirements of your application and gas hazard. This is the case, for example, with confined spaces, which are spatially restricted and can restrict movement. So you want your confined space monitor to be lightweight and unobtrusive.
Confined space multi-gas detector
You'll also want to consider whether the multi-gas detector offers live gas readings and an optional pump module for pre-entry inspection. This is especially useful for confined spaces. The JXCT multi-gas detector is one of the most popular confined space monitors. It can be ordered online on our website, or you can contact our team.
If you have multiple gas hazards at your site and need a multi-gas detector, then you need to make sure the detector can have the combination of sensors required for your application. Also, you need to check for any cross interfering gases that could cause false/false alarms. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer.