In order to ensure the safe and accurate operation of Portable Gas Detectors, they need to be periodically calibrated against reference test gases that are traceable to National Physical Laboratory standards. The recommended calibration period for most gas detectors is six months although the frequency may need to be increased where continual exposure to the target gases is experienced.
Between calibrations it is also recommended that the response of the detector is checked using an appropriate test gas cylinder. The only way to confirm that a gas detector is functioning and is capable of responding to gas is to expose the instrument to a concentration of target gas high enough to initiate an alarm situation while the instrument is in operating mode. This procedure is often referred to as performing a functional bump test and it is a key to the safe use of portable gas detection equipment. These cylinders are available in 'large aerosol' form and may be supplied individually or as part of a Field Calibration Kit.
Frontline Safety UK Ltd offers a range of maintenance services for portable gas detectors which all conform to established regulations and guidelines. Beyond meeting the required norms, Frontline Safety’s engineers can make recommendations which exceed established standards, thus allowing you to get the best out of your equipment in the long term, both in terms of value for money and operational readiness.
REPAIR AND SERVICE
Depending on the nature of the contract, repair services can be carried out on your premises at short notice or at our Glasgow Service centre. Frontline Safety’s engineers receive up to the minute training, ensuring the most efficient and cost effective repair and calibration services.
WHAT UNITS CAN BE CALIBRATED?
We can service and calibrate gas detectors from the following brands: