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Have a read through our blogs and articles relating to the Service and Calibration of our gas detection equipment. This includes product reviews, buying guides and helpful videos.

  1. How Do I Bump Test the MSA ALTAIR 2XP?
    How Do I Bump Test the MSA ALTAIR 2XP?
    In this walkthrough guide, we’ll take you through the steps for manually bump testing your MSA ALTAIR 2XP Gas Detector. It is recommended by the manufacturer to bump test your device before each day’s use. This ensures all sensors and alarms are operating appropriately and responding to the presence of gas. The ALTAIR 2XP uses XCell Pulse Technology making bump...
  2. How Do I Perform a Zero Test on a BW Solo Single Gas Detector?
    We explore how to perform a zero test on the BW Solo Gas Detector. Why Should I Zero-Test My Gas Detector? Due to the types of environments that the gas detector may be used in, it might be necessary to zero the gas detector once every 24 hours or after a change in environmental conditions. If the ambient air is...
  3. Crowcon T4 - The Top 5 Things You Should Know
    Crowcon T4 - The Top 5 Things You Should Know
    In this Frontline Safety guide, we'll cover the top 5 things you should know about the Crowcon T4 Multi-Gas Detector. #1 Multi-Gas detector capable of detecting Carbon monoxide (CO)Carbon monoxide (CO) - H2 resistantHydrogen Sulphide (H2S)Oxygen (O2)Flammables (LEL) There is one sensor for every gas which increases reliability and ensures a fast, effective detection of gases. Additional to this there...
  4. How Do I Bump Test the BW Solo Single Gas Detector?
    It’s important to bump test your gas detector before each day’s use, as recommended by the manufacturer.  This helps to ensure that all sensors and alarms are functioning and responding to the presence of your chosen concentration of gas.  For more information and guidance please read the manual, which can be downloaded from our product page. Step 1 - What...
  5. BW Solo Single Gas Detector - What Do I Need to Know?
    We explore the main features and benefits of the BW Solo Gas Detector and what you should be aware of before buying it.  The Solo is available in a wide range of sensors including the following: Lightweight & Easy to Use The BW Solo uses 1-Series sensors which can last up to 5 years and the majority carry a three-year...
  6. MSA Altair 4XR - How to Manually Bump Test
    MSA Altair 4XR - How to Manually Bump Test
    The Altair 4XR is the next generation gas detector from MSA. It supercedes the popular Altair 4X and brings with it improvements to operational capacities, durability, plus Bluetooth connectivity. We've written a guide to the differences between the two units which you can find here. How to Manually Bump Test the Altair 4XR Bump testing is crucial in the daily use...
  7. How Do I Manually Bump Test the MSA Altair 5X Using the Galaxy GX2?
    How Do I Manually Bump Test the MSA Altair 5X Using the Galaxy GX2?
    In this guide, with a video tutorial, we'll walk through how to use the Galaxy GX2 to bump test the MSA Altair 5X. Our video guide is part of a library of content created to help you get the most from the Altair 5X multi-gas detector. Continue reading →
  8. How Do I Manually Bump Test the MSA Altair 4X?
    How Do I Manually Bump Test the MSA Altair 4X?
    Why Should I Bump Test the MSA Altair 4X? Bump testing your gas detectors is an essential part of their daily maintenance This should be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines and any site or company-specific procedures To get a clear understanding of why the bump testing of gas detectors is important, please refer to our in-depth guide here. In this tutorial, with a useful video guide, we'll look at how to manually bump test the Altair 4X multi-gas detector. Please note: The MSA Altair 4X has been replaced by the MSA Altair 4XR. Continue reading →
  9. Honeywell BW Clip4 - How to Calibrate
    Honeywell BW Clip4 - How to Calibrate
    The BW Clip4 is Honeywell’s latest multi-gas detector.  Our quick guide will walk you through the steps to manually calibrate your BW Clip4. You can read our Top 5 Things article on the BW Clip4 here. In order to calibrate your unit, you’ll need the correct concentration of calibration gas, the calibration cap and tubing (which are included in the...
  10. How do I manually calibrate the BW GasAlertMax XT II Multi Gas Detector?
    How do I manually calibrate the BW GasAlertMax XT II multi gas detector? Our quick video guide will walk you through these steps. In order to calibrate your unit you'll need: The correct concentration of calibration gas (see below) Tubing and quick connect (which should be supplied within the box) Demand flow regulator What calibration gas do I need? As we’re...

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