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Chlorine Gas

What is Chlorine Gas? Chlorine is a liquid that is presently used in cleaning agents (eg, bleach, disinfectants), in water purification, and in the manufacture of items such as plastics. It is used in the following industries: pesticide, refrigerant, paper and pulp, textile, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, battery, water and sewage purification, and food processing. What happens […]

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Combustible Gases

What is a Combustible Gas? A combustible gas is one that will burn when mixed with air (or oxygen) and ignited. Combustible gas-air mixtures can be burned over a wide range of concentrations. The actual minimum concentration varies from about 0.5% to about 15% by volume in air for most common CHCs. Combustible gas-air mixtures […]

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Does your cyclone make the cut?

Introduction Respirable dust is considered anything below 10µm in size. This particulate is high risk because it penetrates deeply into the lungs. Respirable hazards for dust come from many dusts within the workplace and for that matter the environment. Particulate matter of various sizes can be generated from processes such as grinding, blasting, or mixing. Examples of common harmful dust […]

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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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