Gas Detection

Review of Sensor Technologies Used in Portable Gas Monitors

May 19 2006

Author: Herman Kramer & Kay Mangieri on behalf of Industrial Scientific Corp

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The widespread use of portable gas monitors for the protection of hazardous gases has spawned much interest as well as confusion about the sensing technologies behind the scenes. Gas detection and monitoring systems are used as safety devices to alert workers of the potential danger of poisoning by toxic gas exposure, suffocation due to lack of oxygen and fire or explosion caused by combustible gases. The sensors in any gas monitor are the heart of the instrument, and the foundation of gas detection.

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