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Importance of Calibration Gas Accuracy

Calibration Gas Helps Identify Harmful Gases in the Area

Calibration gas is used to ensure gas meters and gas detectors are working properly. These pieces of equipment are essential for testing gas levels and maintaining optimal performance in hazardous job sites.

These meters, detectors, and additional instruments require regular calibration to ensure accurate readings and avoid potentially catastrophic situations. Calibration means to correlate the readings of an instrument - like gas deters or meters - with a standard scale in order to check the instrument's accuracy.

If analytical accuracy is not maintained, an extremely dangerous environment could wrongly be verified as nontoxic, jeopardizing the health and safety of everyone nearby. 

In order to be a calibration gas, the gas must be traceable to an international or national standard. The calibration gas process involves applying a known concentration of a certain type of gas to the detection system and subsequently analyzing and adjusting the gas and the instrument's response to the gas value.

By introducing a known concentration of a specific gas to the meter or detector's sensors, the system can then be verified for further use or safety protocols can be implemented if toxic gases or oxygen deficiencies are detected.

Additionally, calibration checks the safety of the contained gas and the general condition, display, and other components of the device, as well.

Without calibration gas devices, it would be difficult to determine if certain noxious gases are present within a confined space. Toxic gas is often odorless and extremely hard to detect without using a gas meter or detector. Calibration gas kits and detectors can identify these harmful gases and the actual amount of toxic gas in the nearby air.

Preventing disastrous accidents should always be a high priority. Knowing when an area contains combustible, flammable, or toxic gases is paramount for worksites such as industrial and manufacturing plants, oil refineries, and hazmat operations.

Instrument Depot is the leading distributor of precision calibration gas mixtures, bump gas tests, and calibration gas accessories. Calibration gas is available as single calibration gases or multi calibration gas mixtures. Contact us to learn more.