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The Blog: Gas Detector Calibration Simplified


Customers who have trusted Foxcroft gas detectors for 10 to 20 years have been somewhat cautious at the prospect of changing to our new standard Easy Cal Chlorine gas sensor.

The don't "mess with success" mentality is understandable, especially with personal safety equipment. While we agree with that, we still try to improve our gas leak detectors to increase our customers' margin of safety.

The Easy Call sensor uses the identical 3-electrode chemical cell as our traditional sensors. You'll get the same high performance that you've expected and received in the past.

The difference is the 4-20mA transmitter board: the Easy Cal features push button calibration, whereas our traditional sensors use potentiometer adjustment with a jeweler's screwdriver. The result is faster, easier calibration.

The benefits of Easy Cal include:

  • Assurance that calibration is done properly.

  • Lower maintenance and installation cost due to faster calibration, especially welcome for two sensor or four sensor gas detectors.

  • A greater probability that detectors will be calibrated since it is so simple.

  • The Easy Cal in many cases seems to stabilize more quickly, which may allow you to calibrate an extra sensor or two from a calibration gas cylinder.

  • The ability to restore factory settings.

In addition to Chlorine, Easy Cal sensors are available for Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide, Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide in our fixed gas detectors

You can monitor Ammonia, Hydrogen Cyanide, Hydrogen Chloride, Nitric Oxide, and Ozone, as well as the gases listed above, with the Ready Advanced series of sensors, which feature push button calibration and enhanced performance. We'll highlight these sensors later.

While we stock chlorine sensors with the Easy Cal transmitter boards as standard, we can still provide our traditional sensors upon request with a two week lead-time.

Easy Cal chlorine sensor simplifies detector calibration




I have to agree that calibration should be done right, because the device will be useless if you wont calibrate it correctly. Right calibration will also ensure the safety of the people.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 06, 2011 3:11 AM by Gas Detection
Thanks for your comment Luke. I wish more people felt the way you do. We've seen and heard of many cases where a leak wouldn't have been detected due to calibration issues.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:08 AM by Ray Sullivan
You know, a part of me misses the old jewelers screwdrivers in place of needing magnets and wireless communication and the high tech stuff. Ah the march of technology. I know it's for the best, but still, kind of sad to see the old way go.
Posted @ Friday, October 28, 2011 3:00 PM by James Moore
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