The Honeywell Analytics IQ-CK-DL 6-piece IQ Force deluxe confined space kit includes an IQ Force pump module, IR dongle, demand flow regulator, sample probe with filter kit, sampling hose, BioTrak I software CD, and carrying case for use with Honeywell Analytics IQ Force four-gas detector (sold separately). The kit allows for localized sampling of the atmosphere for precise readings in confined spaces. The IR dongle and software CD allow for transferring data to a computer (sold separately), and the carrying case includes a foam insert for protection against damage.
A gas detector is a safety device that detects and monitors various toxic, combustible, and flammable gasses in an area, and which can also register a decrease in ambient oxygen. Gas detectors can be portable or stationary, and are typically classified by their detection methods, which include catalytic, electro-chemical, point infrared, open-path infrared, semiconductor, thermal path conductor, and paper tape detection. Gas detectors are first calibrated to known gasses that serve as a reference points. Their sensors can then be used to measure ambient gas concentrations in comparison to the calibration gasses. When gas concentrations exceed a pre-set limit, an alarm or signal is triggered, alerting the user to potential danger. Pre-set limits often include a low-alarm level, indicating a gas concentration that poses a moderate danger; a high-alarm level, indicating a gas concentration that poses a large danger; a short-term exposure limit (STEL), the maximum gas concentration to which workers can be exposed continuously for a short period of time without serious risk of harm, and time-weighted average (TWA) limit, the maximum average exposure personnel can experience over the course of an eight-hour work shift without serious risk of harm. Most gas detectors also feature LCD screens that provide a variety of information including gasses detected and their concentrations, pre-set exposure limits, and battery level.
Gas detectors have a variety of industrial and governmental applications, such as in fire and rescue, mining, construction, petroleum refineries, tanneries, sewage treatment facilities, and paper mills. Portable gas detectors are typically used to monitor the air around personnel, are worn on clothing or on belts or harnesses, and are powered with rechargeable or disposable batteries. They generally require periodic calibration, testing, and battery recharging or replacement, although some fixed-life detectors are designed to perform for a number of years without calibration or battery replacement before being discarded. Stationary gas detectors are typically powered electrically and mounted near the process area of a plant or control room. They also require periodic service, testing, and calibration.
Honeywell Analytics manufactures and distributes fire and gas detection equipment. The company, founded in 1959 as J&S Sieger Ltd, is based in Poole, England.
What’s in the Box?
- IQ Force pump module
- IR dongle
- Demand flow regulator
- Sample probe with filter kit
- Sampling hose
- BioTrak I software CD
- Carrying case