Calibration Gas for Bump Test
For bump tests, a calibration gas that closely matches the target gas that the gas detection instrument is designed to detect is typically used. The calibration gas should contain a known and stable concentration of the specific gas to simulate a gas exposure and ensure that the gas detector responds correctly. The concentration used in the calibration gas should be at a level that would trigger the instrument's alarms if it's functioning properly.
The specific calibration gas used for bump tests depends on the type of gas detection instrument and the gases it's designed to detect. Here are some examples:
Carbon Monoxide (CO): Calibration gas containing a known concentration of carbon monoxide is used for bump tests on CO detectors. The concentration is usually chosen to trigger the instrument's alarm at a predetermined level.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S): Calibration gas with a stable concentration of hydrogen sulfide is used for bump tests on H2S detectors. Like CO, the concentration is set to activate the alarm appropriately.
Combustible Gases (LEL): For instruments that detect flammable gases, a calibration gas mixture with a known concentration of a combustible gas, such as methane (CH4), is used. The goal is to set the instrument's alarms to activate at the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) concentration.
Oxygen (O2): Oxygen deficiency or enrichment can also pose risks. Calibration gases with specific oxygen concentrations are used for bump tests on oxygen sensors to ensure they are accurately measuring oxygen levels.
It's important to note that the calibration gas should be purchased from reputable suppliers and be certified for accuracy. Using improper or outdated calibration gas can lead to inaccurate readings and compromise the safety of the users.
Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for the specific gas detection instrument you are using to determine the appropriate calibration gas and concentration for bump testing. Regular bump tests with the correct calibration gas are an essential part of maintaining the reliability and accuracy of gas detection equipment.
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Genie QC-1 Gas Generator
The GENie QC-1 is the best calibration gas instrument for ammonia calibration gas. By utilizing a sealed glass ampule that is broken before use, the GENie QC-1 is the perfect tool for anyone that calibrates fixed or portable ammonia sensors. With a user-adjustable outputs, the GENie QC-1 can be set to a wide range of outputs allowing for calibration of nearly any ammonia detector on the market.
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Cal 2000 Gas Generator
The Cal 2000 provides unmatched versatility and accuracy in certified calibration gases. Field replaceable calibration gas sources (generating cells) provide a calibration standard for accurately testing Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Hydrogen, Hydrogen Cyanide, and Hydrogen Sulfide gas detectors with a single instrument.
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