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Category Archives: Breathing air
What will be on trend in 2016?
The New Year brought numerous reviews of the previous 12 months and whereas I’m a believer in looking forward, rather than back, it’s always very interesting to see what consumers bought over the year and potentially what drove them to make those buying choices. Mary Portas, self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Shops’ fronted Channel 4’s ‘What Britain bought in 2015’, which provided a snapshot of the big … Continue reading
We're diving into DEMA next week!
Analox Sensor Technology will be at the DEMA show 2015 from the 4 to 7 November 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This year will be the 12th time we’ve attended the DEMA exhibition, one of the largest Diving Equipment and Marketing Associations in the world. The sport diving industry is one we hold dear to … Continue reading
A helium atom walks into a bar and the bartender says "we don't serve noble gases here." Helium doesn't react.
Throughout 2014 an international helium shortage was causing major supply disruptions around the globe. Many customers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, commercial diving, science, defence and the semiconductor industry were struggling to find reliable sources at any price. And despite the 2013 US Government’s Helium Stewardship Act, the market was unable to meet demand. In October 2014 Analox published this letter: ‘Helium … Continue reading
The Analox team ready to undergo training at The Underwater Centre
A group of Analox team members were invited to The Underwater Centre in Fort William to undergo training similar to that delivered to Commercial Divers and ROV pilot technicians. The Centre provides a comprehensive, purpose-built dive-site, with subsea environments to mirror real-life surroundings. The team travelled the 600 mile round trip in the unmissable yellow Analox van to attend an … Continue reading
The dive control “van” is a confined space and a leak of enriched air poses a danger to dive technicians and supervisors.
Analox is a proud member of the IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) and has been an active Supplier Member for many years, predominantly due to us being the leading supplier of gas monitoring equipment to the commercial diving industry since 1981. We have always believed that standards and guidelines are there to be improved and challenged and industry group members … Continue reading
We got to try on a firefighter uniform, which was really heavy!
When some of the Analox team visited West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service it became even more apparent how important it is to undertake accurate and consistent checks on breathing apparatus. We were shown training facilities where firefighters are put in real-life situations in order to equip them with the experience to deal with whatever they’re faced with when the … Continue reading
West Yorkshire Fire Service check out our ACG+
We all know that fire fighters are trained to help protect us against fire hazards, but do you ever wonder who’s looking after them? Fire fighters put themselves in danger without a second thought, the least that can be done for them is supplying crews with stringently safe and reliable equipment. Incidents of contaminated breathing air being used are reported … Continue reading
Looking after the air you breathe
In our latest blog post, we take a look at contamination in gas cylinders and how it can be a dangerous problem in any industry which uses breathing air. A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks … Continue reading
Do you know the difference between CO and CO2?
I’ve never had a problem determining the difference between Ant and Dec as I was an avid fan of Byker Grove as a child. But many people struggle. To avoid future confusion PJ was the one blinded in an unfortunate paint-balling incident and Duncan had floppy hair. For any non UK readers the same might apply to Mary-Kate and Ashley … Continue reading
Make sure you know what to do when working in confined spaces.
In December 2014 the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published the Third Edition of its Approved Code of Practice, ‘Safe work in confined spaces’. This updates the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 with revised definitions and new examples. Of particular interest to Analox is the latest guidance on hypoxic (reduced oxygen) environments employed in fire suppression and food processing. Gaseous … Continue reading