Choosing the Right Gas Detection Equipment for Your Application

For over 80 years, RKI Instruments has been at the forefront of sensor technology, developing advanced detection techniques to provide solutions for specific applications. As a result, RKI provides reliable, rugged gas detection equipment. Through ingenuity and years of industry experience, RKI has developed a unique line of gas detection interments and accessories, and we are proud to offer them to you here at Haaker Underground. Keep reading to choose the right gas detection equipment for your application, and don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.

Gas Detection Equipment for Sterilization and Disinfection Processes

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased sterilization and disinfection processes around the world. During these processes, areas or objects are often conditioned with chemical solutions to reduce bacteria, viruses and germs. Hydrogen peroxide, ozone and chlorine dioxide are commonly used in these applications. RKI’s solutions for detecting these gasses include the Eagle, SC-8000 and GF-70D models.

Gas Monitoring for Concrete Suppliers

Ready-mix concrete is often injected with carbon dioxide to shorten cure times and increase the compressive strength of concrete. Entering the central mix drum between wet batch cycles for routine maintenance and cleaning is required, and our personal portable instruments from RKI are essential for entering these confined spaces safely. We recommend the GX-3R Pro for detecting the standard confined space gases (LEL, O2, CO and H2S) but also CO2. The unit’s sensor specifically detects low levels of carbon dioxide associated with ready-mix concrete instead of just relying on higher CO2 levels to trigger and alarm.

Instruments for Measuring Flammable Gases

The GX-2012 Five Sensor Gas Detector includes both thermal conductivity sensors and catalytic bead sensors and will switch automatically between the appropriate sensor to use based on the gas concentration being encountered. For example, when this unit detects high levels of methane, it will change from the % LEL (lower explosive limit) to the % Volume range. This allows you to do general-purpose safety detection and monitoring without any extra procedures or precautions.

Gas Detection Solutions for Landfills

By nature, landfills generate dangerous gases that can pose serious safety and health issues for the community and operators. Facilities need landfill gas monitoring and control program plans to stay safe. RKI’s Eagle 2 is rugged, reliable, easy to operate and the perfect solution for any portable gas-monitoring situation, especially in landfills.

The Eagle 2 costs less than standard analytical devices but doesn’t skimp on benefits: It can operate continuously from a 115 VAC continuous operation adapter but can also run from alkaline batteries. It has a very strong pump and can be provided with a sample hose up to 125 feet long, comes with two dust and hydrophobic filters and features two fully-adjustable alarms. Talk to us about the best configurations for using the Eagle 2 to monitor gases in your landfill operation!

In addition to these applications, we are happy to recommend the best gas detection equipment in Los Angeles, the Central Valley, San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix for refineries, marine applications, hospitals, oil tankers, LPG carriers, wastewater plants and more. Just contact us today to connect with one of our specialists here at Haaker Underground!