“We need the highest level of protection and lowest long-term cost of ownership. Do I use infrared or catalytic bead technology to detect combustible gases?” This is a question I hear often from customers when they’re trying to decide which technology to employ in their pursuit of the best gas detection environment for their industries.
Catalytic bead technology
How does purchasing a product with a hazardous location certification benefit the purchaser? To answer that question, an overview of the certification process is required. This overview includes the steps necessary for a manufacturer to obtain a certification and what the certification can tell you about a product.
As the price of oil pushes toward all-time highs, domestic land-based exploration and production are at near-record levels, particularly in the various shale formations throughout the United States. The largest shale drilling sites are located in remote areas of Texas, the Dakotas and Pennsylvania, among other states. One of the dominant hazards associated with drilling in shale formations is the prevalence of high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which occurs naturally in crude oil and gas.