Single Gas Product Selection Guide


Single Gas Product Selection Guide

Portable single gas detectors are used for personal protection and have the ability to detect a single gas hazard. Typically they are small, lightweight and robust. These devices are generally worn directly on the worker’s clothing or attached to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), close to the worker’s breathing area.

Single gas detectors continuously monitor ambient air. When the gas concentration exceeds a pre-set alarm event on the device, it will alarm (by visual, audible and/or motion). This allows workers to react directly to risks.

Single Portable Gas Detectors Are Available in Two Types
- Disposable
- Serviceable

Key Attributes to Consider When Buying a Single Gas Detector:
Some attributes will be more relevant than others, it all depends on your personal preference or what your application demands. We’ve explained the main attributes which should help you to find the most appropriate single gas detector.

Overall Cost of Ownership - In many cases, gas detectors are purchased for immediate safety, operational or legislative need, but often, little thought is given to keeping them operational and within performance requirements for their life.

There are 3 main costs.
a) Calibration or performance testing
b) Maintenance and replacement costs
c) Loss of product or replacement when units are being serviced

All of these are factors that need to be considered by the user.

For an in-depth overview, visit our website to download the Cost of Ownership guide or contact a1-cbiss to speak with our technical advisors

Gases - Disposable single gas detectors are generally only available for Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Oxygen (O2) or Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Product Lifetime - Disposable gas detectors are designed to be maintenance free, therefore no calibration or servicing is required. This means that the detectors will only have an operational life of 2-3 years depending on the gas in which they are being used to measure.

Data Storage - Disposable single gas detectors only offer event logging. If you require datalogging rather than event logging, consider a Serviceable single gas detector. 

Protective Rating - IP67 rating means that the gas detector can be submerged in up to 1m of water and is totally protected from particulates.

Advanced Features - Hibernation mode allows the gas detector to be placed in a ‘hibernation mode’ when not in use. This allows for the gas detector’s life to be increased from 2 years up to a maximum of 3 years.

For our single gas product recommendations, download the product selection guide 

To find out more about the single gas detection range that a1-cbiss can offer, contact us below.