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Pass the popcorn as we pick apart the gas inaccuracies in your favourite movies

Analox at the movies: Reviewing the gas inaccuracies in Prometheus

Movies are always a talking point at Analox, whether it’s about the latest release at the cinema, or a classic shown on TV. In December this was a particularly hot topic, after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I am probably one of the few people in the office who still hasn’t seen it, but from the amount … Continue reading

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What is an oxygen depletion monitor?

Oxygen is the only gas we breathe that supports life. In the air a normal concentration of oxygen is 21%, while the rest of the atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and trace gases.   Inert gases such argon and helium, as well as nitrogen, are not toxic, but they do not support human breathing and reduce levels of … Continue reading

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Becca at the VWR day
Hei Norge! Becca at the VWR day.

Analox at the VWR show in Oslo? Nor-way!

In October the Analox Sensor Technology team visited and exhibited to an audience of renowned laboratory and medical equipment distributors at the VWR show in Oslo, Norway. The team went with the intention of spreading the safety message when using different gases in confined spaces. It was found that gas detection was suggested as a borderline product for standard lab … Continue reading

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Confined space warning sign
You must ensure that the space that you work in is safe, and stays safe.

Safe work in confined spaces – Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

On 5 March 2015 we discussed the Third edition of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, published in December 2014, and its recommendations for hypoxic environments. Hypoxic environments are those in which the oxygen level is deliberately lowered – for example to reduce the risk of fire or to minimise oxidation in fresh produce. This post looks at the risks of non-deliberate … Continue reading

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Safe Work in Confined Spaces guidance
Make sure you know what to do when working in confined spaces.

Working in confined spaces – gas monitoring advice from the HSE

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

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The O2NE+

South Korea tragedy highlights the dangers of inert gas asphyxiation

Inert gases are back under the spotlight following three fatalities at a South Korean power plant in December. Unlike toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, inert gases are non-toxic at normal atmospheric concentrations. The danger lies in their ability to deplete oxygen from the ambient air – especially when used in confined spaces. A nitrogen leak is believed to have … Continue reading

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