According to an OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin from 2013, “Calibrating and Testing Direct-Reading Portable Gas Monitors“:
Instrument inaccuracy due to improper or irregular maintenance and calibration can lead to exposure to hazardous levels of toxic gases or to an oxygen-deficient atmosphere. This exposure can cause workers to suffer serious injuries or illness, and even death. Flammable gas explosions are often catastrophic, resulting in worker injuries and death, or destruction of property.
Testing gas detection systems to make sure they are properly calibrated is the only way to guarantee reliable and correct measurement of and warning against gas hazards. Calibration should be performed regularly, as environmental factors or simply routine wear and tear can cause the sensor to drift over time.
Cross’s Process Solutions Group is your one-stop shop for all your gas detection needs. Not only can we help you specify the correct fixed or portable gas detector for your application, but we can also calibrate it for you. Using NIST-traceable standards, we can make sure your detectors are measuring as intended in order to protect your facility and your employees. We also provide certificates of calibration, including as-found and as-left data, for regulatory and audit purposes. For the ultimate in safety and reliability, consider a calibration contract with Cross.
Why Partner With Cross?
The team at Cross’s Process Solutions Group has literally hundreds of years of combined expertise in gas detection. Whether you need something that your employees can wear daily or a fixed system for your facility, we can help you specify it, get you up and running and keep your equipment measuring correctly. If you have a question or an issue, we’re positive we can help!