Recently, OSHA published a bulletin specifically addressing the need for regular calibration of direct reading gas detectors. Although it is not a standard or regulation, the bulletin is a clear recommendation to follow guidelines put forth in the position statement released by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) on instrument calibration for gas detectors used in confined spaces. View the full OSHA Calibration Bulletin.
We ensure your gas monitor is working to original specifications; has the proper stated air flow; has good working sensors; pneumatic system check; and the batteries are healthy at the time of calibration. Aging sensors, a crippled pump, or short life batteries can leave you in the lurch and stop the project or worse. Full gas detector calibration services and repairs go a step further than a functional bump test and ensure maximum accuracy of the instrument. Using a known comparison of test gas, the gas detector reading is compared to the actual concentration of the gas and then adjustments are made to the readings if they do not match.