Hazardous Gas Monitors: A Practical Guide to Selection, Operation, and Applications

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9780071358767: Hazardous Gas Monitors: A Practical Guide to Selection, Operation, and Applications

One-stop, multi-application guide to gas detection technology

Find all the help you need to understand, select, and implement proper gas detection instrumentation for any application in this guide.The range of data, and a full-color format with superb graphics illustrating key points, make this an invaluable tool for environmental health and safety engineers, industrial hygienists, and plant managers.

The guide packs crystal-clear explanations of basic technical terminology, including definitions of toxicity of gases, combustibility of gas, and occupational health and fire safety terms. You get a complete, up-to-date picture of gas analysis that includes an inside-out look at five of the most common types of sensor technologies in use today, as well as ten additional detecting technologies.

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Gas analyzer industries are general divided into 3 major categories: analytical instruments, process instruments, and gas monitoring instruments for area quality and safety applications. This full-color, heavily illustrated book focuses on the subject of gas monitoring and provides basic, essential information for plant engineers, designers of systems, safety administrators, and technicians to assist them in understanding, selecting and implementing the proper instruments for their particular application. The book defines basic technical terminology and helps in understanding occupational health and fire safety terms. This coverage includes definitions of toxicity of gases, combustivity of gas, and application in hazardous areas. Information regarding maintenance and calibration of such instrumentation is also covered. Various sensor technologies, focusing on 5 of the most common types in use today, are covered in detail as to their operating principles, technical descriptions, and application information. Ten additional detecting technologies are covered in less depth so that the reader gains a complete picture of gas analyzing technologies. The book also includes implementation of such devices, including a practical approach to which sensor to use for different types of applications, what type of instrument to use, how to design and lay out a gas monitoring system, and calibration and maintenance techniques.

About the Author:

Mr. Jack Chou (Irvine, CA) has over 30 years of experience in toxic and combustible gas monitoring instruments for area quality and safety applications. He is the founder and chief executive officer of International Sensor Technology, a leader in the field of gas detection. He has taken products from initial concept, research, test, and final production and marketing.

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