Bump / Calibration Gas
Safety Gear Store are leading suppliers of bump / calibration gas mixtures in non-refillable cylinders our cylinder sizes are from 12L to 110L. We supply gas to a number of different industrys which include laboratories, chemical and petrochemical and the shipping industry. The gases we supply are mainly used for gas detection equipment with the application either being a bump check or calibration.
Whats a Bump test?
Manufactures recommend a bump test before every use.
Whilst the gas detection monitor is on and functioning it is exposed to a concerntration of the target gas which should be high enough to initiate the visual and audiable alarms on the monitor, this is the only way to check that the monitor will respond to its target gas. This procedure is often referred to as a bump test or a bump check and it is a key to the safe use of portable gas detection equipment, it just takes 15-20 seconds per instrument but it may save your or someones else's life.
The amount of test gas used in a bump test is negligable and costs pence, especially in relation to the life and long-term wellbeing of an employee.
Calibration and Service of your personal gas monitors and detectors is a key activity to ensure your units comply with legislation and regulations. Manufacturers of Gas monitors recommend that these meters are calibrated every 6 months to ensure the integrity of the sensors and confirm that the personal gas detector will alarm in the event of a toxic or flammable gas exposure.
We can calibrate for you
On receipt of your portable gas detectors our authorised engineers will carry out an inspection and carry out the calibration and issue a test certificate, if on inspection we find any errors or sensor replacement requirements we will contact you with a quotation to carry out any additional works. Safety Gear Store use manufacturer trained personel in order to carry out the calibration and service of your personal gas detectors and are even able to offer a site visit if this is more suitable for you (minimum of 10 meters required).