Gas detection is an important safety precaution in the utilities industry. However, when it comes to using gas detectors for utility work, it’s often hard to know how you should configure it for your specific application. Case in point: working in the utilities industry could include digging trenches, working in manholes, installing/repairing cables, monitoring power distribution, and so on. All these examples (and more) require gas detection, and in these few examples alone, the way you use and configure your gas monitor can vary dramatically.
Gas detection is not as hard to understand as you might think. In this article we will address some common misconceptions about gas detection. Let’s begin with this question… Have you ever taken the time to read the owner’s manual?