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Why Should I Maintain My Gas Detection Equipment?

Industrial work environments, and those that include confined spaces, are prime targets for exposure to dangerous gases and vapours. Whether portable or fixed, gas detection equipment is essential to have within these atmospheres. However, the regular maintenance that is often required with them is often overlooked. Proper maintenance on all detectors is the only reliable […]

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POULTRY

“Due to greater consumption of poultry products and an increase in exports, more poultry houses will be needed. Therefore, it is important to investigate ways that poultry facilities can coexist in close proximity to residential areas without odours and environmental challenges. Ammonia (NH3) is the greatest concern for environmental pollution from poultry production.   When […]

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SETTING BOUNDARIES: THE IMPORTANCE OF BOUNDARY MONITORING IN CONSTRUCTION

“Establishing any new construction project is a careful logistical balancing act, with many aspects for project managers to consider; from site safety to environmental responsibility. Establishing site boundaries, drawing up necessary documentation, ordering materials, creating traffic plans, workflows and conducting risk assessments – a lot of thought and planning goes into even relatively small footprint […]

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AIR POLLUTION

Operation of heavy machinery like diesel engines and demolition machinery is a high source of air pollution on work sites. Diesel engines and the burning of toxic materials is one of the main sources of overall air pollution. Construction sites create extreme levels of dust from use of concrete, stone, cement, and silica. Air pollution […]

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GASES PRODUCED FROM BLASTING

With modern explosives (ANFO and/or emulsion [or various mixtures of the two]), the amount of toxic gases or fumes produced from blasting varies according to the explosive mix, the degree of confinement in the hole, the amount of water in the hole and the sleep time of the explosive, among other factors.   It is […]

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GAS MONITORING IN REFUGE CHAMBERS

One of the greatest risks in Underground mining is the respirable atmosphere which can be impacted by fires from underground machinery.   The primary function of a refuge chamber is to provide a safe haven for people working in the immediate area in the event of the atmosphere becoming irrespirable.   Gas monitoring equipment must be […]

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DISINFECTING OF PERSONAL SAMPLING AND MONITORING PRODUCTS

“As many of Casella’s products are bodily worn, they need to be handled by individuals in factories and require disinfecting to ensure they are free of COVID19 before being packed away or passed on for use to other individuals. This document has been created to give guidance on best practice to clean and disinfect air […]

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SERVICING YOUR SDM DOCKING STATION

In the past, calibration of your gas monitors was carried out by the local agent or a qualified service provider.  In recent times, Manufacturers have developed Calibration / Bump test stations which allow the end user to perform these tasks on site.  Whilst many Companies still prefer to send their instruments into a Authorised service […]

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PULSATION

Air Sampling pumps used for Occupational Hygiene applications are predominantly compact, battery powered, and bodily worn devices designed to maintain a ‘constant’ volumetric flow rate by the use of electronic control circuitry. ‘Constant’ inlet flow is not truly ‘constant’ but in fact represents mean flow value with a superimposed rapidly changing component. These rapid variations […]

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MINING: WHY MONITORING MATTERS

MINING: WHY MONITORING MATTERS According to the World Coal Association, there are around 892 billion tonnes of coal reserves worldwide, and coal production is showing no signs of slowing down. Ensuring the global workforce of coal miners are protected against workplace exposures should be a priority. Monitoring solutions have been enforced for many years, initially […]

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OH&S magazine names the GX-3R Pro the 2019 product of the year in the Industrial Hygiene gas monitor division

DALLAS, August 19, 2019 – Twenty-one companies,  were honoured today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest. This year’s contest attracted entries in 24 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners. “OH&S’ New Product of the Year contest saw an […]

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Portable vs. Fixed Gas Detection System

The main difference between portable and fixed gas detection systems is the monitoring capabilities and limitations they have. Portable instruments can warn workers of dangerous gases upon entry of an area. While fixed instruments provide continuous monitoring within a specific location of the workplace facility.

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SILICA DUST: THE SILENT KILLER

Dust exposure is one of the main health risks of working in quarries and mines. Fine dust containing crystalline silica, the most common form being quartz, can be produced very quickly as the result of the use of fast running machinery, virtually invisible to the human eye.[¹] Exposure to silica dust, found in almost all kinds of rock, sands, clays, shale […]

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Methane Gas Leak Detection by Laser Beam

Control Equipment now offers gas detection instrumentation which uses cutting edge technologies to enable detection and identification of leaks from a distance with high degrees of accuracy.

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Utilising Technology for Workplace Health and Safety

Technology is your companion  Recent statistics stare that there are more mobile phones in the world than people, it shows that, there have been advancements in technology over the past 20 years, integrated in our everyday life. The new technology has brought many benefits. How can we, as health and safety personnel embrace the benefits that […]

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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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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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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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Bump testing and servicing your gas detector

Gas detectors can be exposed to harsh environments during their lifetime, which is why it is important that these devices are regularly bump tested and serviced by a trained professional. We cannot stress the importance of bump testing and servicing your gas detector every 6 months or the manufacturers recommendation. Without this regular maintenance the […]

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Celebrating 40 years in business

Established in 1977, we are proud to announce that this year is Control Equipment’s 40 year anniversary. As one of Australia’s most trusted gas detection companies, we have always had the belief that customers deserve a reliable source for advanced gas detection equipment, as well as solutions to specific gas monitoring applications. From the beginning, […]

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