The single gas detector
While they are often used for classic gases like carbon monoxide CO, hydrogen sulfide H2S or oxygen O2, single gas detectors are also able to monitor many target gases: Acetylene C2H2, Ammonia NH3, Arsine (AsH3), Bromine (Br2), Chlorine (Cl2), Hydrogen chloride (HCl), Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), Diborane (B2H6), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Carbon dioxide (CO2), Chlorine dioxide (ClO2), Sulfur dioxide (SO2), dimethylethylamine (C4H11N), Ethanol (C2H6O), Ethylene (C2H4), Fluorine (F2), Hydrogen fluoride (HF), Formaldehyde (CH2O), Germane (G2H4), Hydrazine (N2H4), Hydrogen (H2), Nitric oxide (NO), Ozone (O3), Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), Phosgene (COCl2), Phosphine (PH3), Hydrogen selenide (H2Se), Silane (SiH4), Styrene (C8H8), and many others…
The disposable single-gas detector
A disposable single-gas detector aggregates all the functionalities of a classic single-gas monitor, while avoiding the mandatory maintenance for proper operation of the device.
A disposable gas detector usually has a 2 years lifespan. It is turned on only once and then continuously monitors its target gas up to the end of its lifespan. Purchasing a disposable single-gas monitor is less expensive. Plus, its maintenance cost is nonexistent. However these devices are available for a less extensive range of gases: Ammonia (NH3), Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Hydrogen (H2), Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), Carbon monoxide (CO) and Oxygen (O2).
Multi gas detectors
In an increased concern for prevention, we have noted for a few years that a simple single gas detector is no longer sufficient and the trend is now moving towards multi gas detectors - more practical and less expensive - when multiple gases are to be measured simultaneously.
Single-gas detector maintenance
Any single-gas monitor (except for disposable gas detectors) needs maintenance to control the good performance of the device: periodical control, sensors calibration and replacement if needed. Discover our maintenance service offers.