How do you know which Gas Monitor you need?

Deciding which monitor you need can often be very difficult, especially if you’re purchasing for the first time. There are many questions you’ll be asked, to determine which monitor is most suited to your needs.

To help you purchase your next Gas Monitor, we’ve put together a list of questions you’ll be asked so you know what to expect. With these questions already prepared, buying your next monitor will be easy.

Why are there so many questions?

At Total Protection (UK) Our Mission is to provide our customers with the confidence and comfort to enable to them to Work Safe, whilst they are at work. When our customers Work Safe, they return Home Safe. To ensure this happens it is vital that you are supplied with the correct Gas Monitor because if it is wrong, it is potentially a life threatening mistake. Taking the time to understand your requirements will allow you to work confidently, but most importantly work safely.


1. What is your industry?

– By knowing what industry you work in, our product specialists can immediately begin to create a picture of the Gas Monitor you may potentially need.

2. What environment will you be working in? Is it Hazardous?

– This is important because A) different environments produce different gases, e.g. Waster water (O2, H2S, CH4).  B) you may be working in multiple environments, so you’ll need different variations of monitors.

3. Do you have any idea what gases you will need to detect?

– No one knows the company you work for better than yourself, so it’s more than likely that you will already have an idea of the gases you will be needing to detect.

4. Do you need a single or multiple gas monitor?

– Deciding whether you need a single or multi gas monitor will depend on how many gases you are wishing to detect and of course what environment you are working in.

5. Do you require Pump or Diffusion Gas Detection?

– What is Pump? Pump is where you use a hose to detect the gases in the air. This means that you can drop the hose into the area you wish to detect and the hose will suck through the air and carry it to the Gas Monitor. This is beneficial when you are entering an unknown area and you are unsure what gases to expect. This technique is useful for sewer inspections and tunnel entry.

– What is Diffusion? Diffusion is where you receive your monitor readings by letting the natural air flow pass over the gas monitor. Diffusion is more commonly used when you have a greater idea of what gases you will be expecting.

6. Do you require Data Logging?

– Data logging is useful because it allows you to keep a record of all the readings your gas monitor takes in. This can be helpful when you want to keep track of the level of gas over a longer period of time.

7. Do you require more than just a portable gas monitor? Do you need Fixed Gas Solutions?

– This is probably something you will not know the answer to and something we cannot quote for straight away. For more information on Fixed Gas Solutions, please click here.

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