Gas Detector Calibration: Do’s & Don’ts

Gas Detector Calibration is a vital practice to ensure your safety equipment is in working order while out on-site, sourcing the right calibration specialist can make a huge difference.

In regards to gas detection, the user needs to be made aware of the presence of hazardous gases in the vicinity; incorrect readings (or non at all) can mean life or death.

In the image below (a mishandled monitor we received in our workshop), we’ve isolated a potentially dangerous unit re-entering the field:

Exploded diagram view showing Gas Detector Parts

At Rockall, our certified engineers don’t just apply gas to the detector and send it back out the door, they follow a strict calibration checklist of strict procedures, to ensure that no software errors or damaged parts are missed.

This includes checking all the gas sensors are within a date range, signs of sensor leaks and most importantly, that the instrument will conform to the manufactures specifications.

At the end of the day, you pay for what you get at Rockall, and we have invested a lot of money in staff training to guarantee that you get the best possible service for your instrument.

We also work hard to ensure your safety and keep to the high standards set by the brands we associate with.

Using an untrained calibrator can easily lead to the errors outlined above; take a look at our Servicing & Calibration policy or email our team at for more info.


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