Portable and handheld gas monitors are vital to many industries. These are often referred to as 4-gas or 5-gas analyzers, alarms, monitors, or meters. Whether being used for the measurement of explosive gases, depleted oxygen levels, VOC levels, or for general confined space entry purposes, keeping these meters in good working order is vital for safety and productivity. Hawk Equipment Services performs routine and scheduled maintenance, calibration, service and general repairs on all major manufacturer’s handheld and portable gas meters.
The sensors in handheld and portable toxic gas meters may be electro-chemical, photo-ionizing, or catalytic beads. Each of these sensors express a change in electric charge when exposed to it’s target gas. As the units are exposed to gases, different temperatures, or simply age the voltages slowly change and readings are impacted. This is why manufacturers suggest frequent calibration and testing of all portable and handheld gas meters. Routine calibration means that your sensors will perform as designed and that you will have proof that your health and safety devices are actually protecting your employees. All Hawk Equipment Services calibrations come with a signed calibration certificate and calibration sticker. We only use NIST traceable span gases, so you can be assured that your system is calibrated as per the manufacturer’s specifications.
Here are some of the common problems that you may find with your gas analyzer or gas detectors:
Contact Hawk Equipment Services today to discuss the costs and timing of our maintenance, calibration, and repair service for portable and handheld toxic gas meters.