No matter what industry you work in, whether it be diving, academia, aerospace or catering you will no doubt have your own industry specific language. My favourite take on this is this relatively famous “Turbo Encabulator” video. It would be correct to say that nobody knows your products or services as well as you do – that is only right. But it is sometimes the case that we can assume that everyone has the same in-depth understanding.
Lots of our customers use nitrogen in their varied processes. Whether it be as part of a food or beverage packaging process, purging, cryogenics, diving, pest control or even cattle branding the storage, piping and use of nitrogen can pose a threat to your wellbeing if it were to leak/build up.
We are regularly asked for a nitrogen monitoring solution and strictly speaking we don’t offer a nitrogen monitor. But what is the real issue? We sell thousands of safety critical monitors around the world every year and we pride ourselves on ensuring we qualify a request before we deal with it. A conversation might sound like this:
Customer: I’m looking for a nitrogen detector?
Analox: OK, can you tell us more about the application and the environment it will be used in?
Customer: Well, we use nitrogen to fill tyres in our workshop.
Analox: So is the concern that there might be a leak of nitrogen?
Customer: Yes, we’ve had a risk assessment and there is a worry about the nitrogen building up and we need a monitor to alert us so we can ventilate or get out.
Analox: No problem – we have several solutions but what you actually need is an oxygen monitor as it is the depletion in oxygen caused by a nitrogen leak which is the potential danger to you and your colleagues.
We’d then talk more about the specific location and offer the most appropriate solution. The most common is our award winning, bestselling O2NE+.
So in this common instance a nitrogen monitor was actually an oxygen monitor. We don’t mean to be pedantic but we do mean to be thorough in ensuring we offer you the best service and most appropriate gas safety solution.
On another note, how do you console a pedant?
There, their, they’re.
Author: Simon Lunt, Director of Sales and Marketing
Founded in 1981, Analox Sensor Technology provides niche and custom gas detection solutions to industries including beverage and fast food, commercial diving and laboratories. Analox has over 325 years of collective, specialist electronics and software engineering expertise, as well as a worldwide distributor network. Contact us to see how we can provide expert gas monitoring solutions and help you achieve your goals.