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Fortune cookie

A stroke of good fortune – How are fortune cookies made?

If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant or ordered a takeaway, chances are you’ve opened a fortune cookie. A fortune cookie is a biscuit which is snapped open to reveal a piece of paper with a ‘fortune’ on it. This fortune can be anything from a saying, a prediction, a joke, or even a list of lucky numbers. In … Continue reading

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Helium Not Funny
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Helium: Fatal not Funny

Helium, when used safely, has a wide range of uses and applications ranging from It’s OK – you can admit it. We’ve all done it at one time or another and if you haven’t, you’ll know someone that has. It’s almost become commonplace to see at least one person inhale helium from balloons at family gatherings, functions or parties at … Continue reading

The 3000SI range measures a wide range of gases and easily fits into your own gas monitoring systems.

Ammonia leaks in the news – how to keep your employees safe

Ammonia (NH3) has been hitting the news for all the wrong reasons, after several gas leaks have been reported at workplaces. Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen and is a colourless gas with a pungent smell. Over 80% of world-wide ammonia production is used in agriculture as fertiliser. It is also used in refrigerant gas, for purification of … Continue reading

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Advanced Marine - Distributor of Analox

Analox Distributor Profile: Advanced Marine

  Advanced Marine, a valued distributor of Analox, has been Southeast Asia’s leading supplier of commercial diving, survey, ROV and subsea equipment for over 35 years. Keen to offer a wide range of products for its customer’s benefit, Advanced Marine stock a catalogue of diving equipment from over 40 OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Included are several of Analox’s industry standard … Continue reading


Analox at the movies: Cyanide confusion in James Bond

We previously explored the gas inaccuracies in the sci-fi film Prometheus, and now we’re back looking at the long running spy series James Bond. The James Bond films have always been a bit over the top, with flashy gadgets and cars, and villainous plots which don’t always seem believable, but we still enjoy them. One object that has been referenced … Continue reading

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Want to win a gift voucher? Just have your say about our products

Have you recently purchased an Analox product? If so, you could win an Amazon gift voucher for just five minutes of your time. In each product box you will find a card. Go to the web address featured on the card, fill in a short survey and each month we will send one lucky person £20 of Amazon vouchers as … Continue reading

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Analox support hour

Analox launch #analoxsupport hour on Twitter

We are delighted to announce that we are launching a new way for you to contact us if you have a support query, and all it takes is a Twitter account. We are launching the #analoxsupport hour on Wednesday 15 February between 3 and 4pm GMT. The hour will run at the same time each week. We pride ourselves on … Continue reading

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Hyper-Gas MkII

What are hydrocarbons?

In this blog post we look at what hydrocarbons are, how they are dangerous and how the Hyper-Gas MKII monitor can keep divers safe. Hydrocarbons are an organic compound consisting of hydrogen and carbon atoms, and they are commonly given off by the vaporisation of crude oil and condensate. Exposure to hydrocarbons can cause health effects such as asphyxiation and … Continue reading

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HBOT Aspida

Analox’s HBOT Aspida goes obsolete

The Analox HBOT Aspida,  a portable monitor, which alerts workers to the dangers of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) depletion and provides accurate, pressure compensated O2 and CO2 readings across an extended pressure range of 800 to 3000 mbar absolute, will no longer be available to buy from Analox from the end of 2016. Our standard Aspida unit … Continue reading

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3d printer

How is argon used in 3D printing?

3D printing has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with a growth of 30% in worldwide shipments for 3D printers in 2015, compared to the previous year. Designing, prototyping, and manufacturing new components and devices has become more simplified using 3D printing technology, and the application areas of it are constantly expanding. Implants, weapons, clothing and food are … Continue reading

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