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Hydrogen Sulphide – What You Need to Know

What is Hydrogen Sulphide?   Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a by-product of decomposition and industrial processes. It is found in natural gas, crude petroleum and volcanic gas. However, the industries most frequently exposed to H2S are Oil and Gas and wastewater treatment plants. The gas is produced by the breakdown of organic materials in the […]

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Recycling Gas Detection Equipment

Disposal of hazardous goods can be both dangerous and expensive. Control Equipment offer a recycling service that provides a safe and cost-effective way to recycle and dispose of any gas cylinders and gas detection instruments. SPENT GAS CYLINDERS While sending empty cylinders to a metal recycler is common practice these days, the actual transit of […]

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Oxygen – Is it Really Your Friend?

Oxygen – Is it Really Your Friend? Oxygen (O2) is an important part of our atmosphere and is a necessity to sustain life on our planet. Most people understand that if oxygen levels are low it is very dangerous to our health, however did you know that if oxygen levels become too high, this can […]

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Do we know what’s inside?

Every day our furniture industry can open 100’s of shipping containers without a thought of what may lurk inside.   You will have a consignment list of products that are inside the container, however, one of the most important contents inside is not always on the list: the toxic Fumigation Gas (also known as a […]

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Have you ever thought of hiring a Gas Monitor?

Is this you? Need to use a gas monitor for a few days or weeks Don’t have the budget to buy a new gas monitor Don’t need the ongoing maintenance costs associated with owning your own gas monitor Not sure which gas monitor to buy Maybe you need to look into hiring a unit.   […]

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The Next Generation of Air Sampling Pumps The Apex2

The Apex 2 is the next generation of Air Sampling Pumps produced by Casella. With its class leading performance the Apex 2 is the perfect addition to any occupational hygienist. A quick summary of the features that the Apex 2 has to offer are: ANZEx certification Bluetooth® and Airwave app Motion Sensing Simple Operation Innovative […]

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Pellistor Sensor Sensitivity

The primary technology for detecting hydrocarbons are the pellistor sensors. Usually, these sensors are both reliable and cost-effective. They monitor the flammable levels of combustible gases.   However, there are times where it is advised in which the use of pellistors shouldn’t be used. Where other sensors, such as infrared, should be used.   Pellistor […]

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Life Span of a Sensor

Electrochemical sensors life span “Shelf life” and “operational life” are terms you may have heard before. These types of terms are widely used however, not everyone knows the detailed meaning behind them.   Shelf life   “Shelf life” in regard to this piece is the time between manufacturing the product and its initial operation.   […]

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Risks of Ignoring Your Data

A Recently news story about an oil worker found collapsed over an open hatch, dead, highlights the risks of ignoring your data. After the tragedy it was shown that the data logged on this personal gas detector could have saved him.   Important data Missed Not too long before, while sampling from a similar hatch, […]

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Hazards of Ammonia

The restricted use of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon  (HCFC) gases within refrigeration and air conditioning system has caused an increased usage of ammonia. Using ammonia avoids the strong greenhouse effect which are prevalent with CFC and HCFC. However, this causes another issue most of the food that we consume will have spent time stored in […]

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