Recently, our Director of Global Business Development and Strategy (Mr. Chris Street) wrote a feature article for the 2015 Specialty Gas Report. Excerpt below:
The gas detection industry has used specialty gas mixtures to calibrate or function test their equipment over the past 35 years. While the gas detection manufacturers have looked to alternatives such as self-calibration, gas generators, and capillary tubes, the truth remains that calibration gas is a key stakeholder in the gas detection market and it is likely to stay that way for many years to come.
Calgaz, part of the Air Liquide Group, has been a major player in this global market since its very inception 35 years ago. Working hand in hand with the major gas detection OEMs and their partners, we ensure that quality gas is readily available in order to guarantee the safety of all of those in this very vital sector which serves workers across industry, keeping them safe from the hazards of toxic gases, flammable environments, and oxygen depleted confined spaces. Calgaz has been the pioneer in supplying gases in non-refillable cylinders (NRCs) since the 1980s and in developing equipment such as the award winning patented Demand Flow Regulator to support industry across the world.
Why We Need Calibration Gases
All gas detectors are comparative devices and susceptible to drift, which may lead to an under or overestimation of the true concentration of the gas being detected. These effects can be minimized, but not entirely eliminated, through the application of a documented calibration and maintenance procedure in line with the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations...