This type of device is important because there are many gases that can be harmful to organic life, such as humans or animals. Gas detectors can be used to detect combustible, flammable and toxic gases, and oxygen depletion. … Gas leak detection is the process of identifying potentially hazardous gas leaks by sensors.
All gas detectors must be calibrated on a schedule. Gas detectors must be calibrated due to the regular changes in environment they experience. Gas detectors require a specific calibration gas during testing. A typical calibration schedule for a fixed system may be monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annually.
Calibration is important because it safeguards against unreliable results; it ensures the sensors are accurately measuring to industry and provincial standards and will correctly alert humans of an unsafe environment of toxic or combustible gas buildup. If calibration is not already an element of your business, perhaps it should be. It could save your life!
Note: Calibration and maintenance activities should be done by appropriately qualified and trained personnel. Care and attention must be taken during the process to prevent potential error sources from degrading the results.