Fluke ii900 Review and Testimonials

Fluke ii900 Review and Testimonials
If you are stuck trying to find leaks that seem to be unable to be found, we have just the solution for you! Fluke has recently introduced to the market a “sonic industrial thermal imager” known as the Fluke ii900. The ii900 uses dozens of very small microphones to pick up noise of air leaks and displays them in real time on the ii900’s 7” LCD screen. JM Test is now offering this product… Continue Reading »

Getting Your Best Results From a Thermographic Camera

Getting Your Best Results From a Thermographic Camera
Checking Electrical Applications with a Thermal Imager

Thermal imagers can be helpful to check various electrical system components without pausing your process. In fact, your electrical system needs to be running at it’s normal load to accurately check out your potential faults. The load on your electrical systems needs to be running no less than 40% of the maximum load capacity and if you can run your system at full load for the testing, that… Continue Reading »

Introduction to Thermal Cameras

Introduction to Thermal Cameras
The roots of thermography go all the way back to the year 1800 when a German astronomer by the name of Sir William Herschel performed various experiments with light. Herschel had an idea to hold a prism up and let the sunlight filter through. As you know, a prism will emit various colors of light depending on where it hits in the prism. Sir William Herschel had an idea to… Continue Reading »

Fluke ii900

Fluke ii900
The United States Department of Energy estimates that is costs upwards of $2,500 per year to run an 1/8” line of compressed air. It is also estimated that up to 40% of industrial energy is lost in leaking compressed air lines. Compressors run anything from machines tools, robotics, lasers, actuators, powder coaters. The list is endless! If there are air leaks in a compressed air line, you are injuring your profitability with a… Continue Reading »

Properly Maintaining your Gas Monitor

Gas Detector Maintenance
As with any tool, proper maintenance is crucial to the tool performing its job properly. A gas detector is a tool that is used to ensure that you make it home alive at the end of the day. With that being said, it is very important to properly maintain these tools. Obviously, gas detectors are a staple for protecting workers from inhaling toxins. Also, they are a resource for determining possible explosions. CO2 is… Continue Reading »

Quick Start Guide for the RKI Eagle 2 Gas Monitor

Quick Start Guide for the RKI Eagle 2 Gas Monitor

Video Transcript

Hello, Patrick here at JM Test again. Today we will be focusing on how to get your RKI Eagle 2 monitor up and running as efficiently as possible.

First, we will review how to simply turn the monitor on. Please remember when you turn the Eagle 2 on, it needs to be in a known fresh air environment.

  1. Powering on your Unit

How To Bump Test An RKI GX2009 4 Gas Monitor

How To Bump Test An RKI GX2009 4 Gas Monitor

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Hey guys, we hope you found our last video on the RKI GX-2009 to be helpful to you when trying to get your gauge up and running quickly. Now that you have your monitor operable, we should take a few minutes to learn how to properly do a bump test on the RKI GX-2009 4 gas personal monitor.

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you… Continue Reading »

How to Properly Store Gas Monitors

How to Properly Store Gas Monitors
If you don’t decide to rent your gas detectors, chances are that in between jobs you will need to store your gas monitors. You may need to store them for a couple of days or a couple of weeks; no matter the duration you will want to follow some basic tips for storing your devices. The environment that gas monitors are stored in can have a real impact on the performance of your monitor.

The… Continue Reading »

How to quick start your RKI GX2009

How to Quick Start your RKI GX2009

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

This is Patrick McCants from the JM Test Systems rental department and today we will be running through a quick start and hit a couple of troubleshooting tips for the RKI GX-2009.

TURNING THE GX-2009 ON
The first thing you will want to do is to power on your GX2009 by pressing and briefly holding the POWER MODE button. At this point you will see the LED lights light up and the screen… Continue Reading »

Calibration Gas

Calibration gas expiration
We don’t eat expired food, so why would we use expired calibration gas?

Calibration gas is a very vital part of making sure that your gas monitor is going to perform as it should. Whenever you perform a bump test or a calibration on your gas monitor, calibration gas is something that you must have on hand. Calibration gases have set amounts of gas in the bottle that is exposed to the sensors of… Continue Reading »

GX-3R Gas Monitor

GX-3R
We now rent the smallest and lightest 4 gas monitor that is on the market! The GX-3R, manufactured by RKI Instruments, has revolutionized the clip-on gas monitor industry with their newest offering.

The GX-3R is the world’s smallest 4 gas monitor weighing only 3.52 ounces and can comfortably be clipped within a worker’s breathing zone (2.2” W x 2.55” H x 1.02” D). It simultaneously monitors and displays LEL combustibles, O2, CO (Hydrogen compensated… Continue Reading »

Bump Testing

Bump Testing
Bump testing is no different than anything else as far as safety precautions are concerned. You put your seatbelt on before driving a vehicle. You don’t drive a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. You don’t leave without locking the door to your house. Gas detection is much the same way, if you take the proper safety precautions you will be in much better shape if something doesn’t go according to plan. You may not… Continue Reading »

Safety when Measuring in a Confined Space

Safety when Measuring in a Confined Space
More often than not, if you have ever used a gas monitor, you have used one in a confined space area. Confined spaces are described by OSHA as a work area that is not designed to have people in it but is big enough to get down into and do your work. A confined space typically has a very restricted accessibility point which is not meant for continuous occupancy. The most common confined space… Continue Reading »

Cracking Towers

Cracking Tower
Refineries use large “cracking towers” as a part of their operations. These towers can be approximately 100 feet tall and are filled with a catalyst that assists the conversion of oil into lighter fuels. Periodically, the catalyst must be removed, the tower cleaned out, and new catalyst added. In order to remove the old catalyst, workers must enter and remain inside the tower wearing full protective gear. As the old catalyst is being… Continue Reading »

MultiRAE – Portable Multi-Threat Monitors with Wireless Capabilities

Multi-gas detector MultiRAE Lite

MultiRAE portable multi-threat monitors combine best-in-class gas and radiation detection capabilities with wireless connectivity and Man Down Alarm to help elevate the safety of workers and responders, and reduce facility downtime.

MultiRAE Family Instruments

Gas Detection – Are Your Employees Safe from Explosions & Leaks?

Gas Detection
A gas detector is a device which detects the presence of various gases within an area, usually as part of a safety system. This type of equipment is used to detect a gas leak and interface with a control system so a process can be automatically shut down. A gas detector can also sound an alarm to operators in the area where… Continue Reading »