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Hazardous Gas Monitors
A Practical Guide to Selection, Operation and Applications

by Jack Chou --President & Founder, International Sensor Technology

Co-published by McGraw-Hill and SciTech Publishing

A long-needed, practical and comprehensive guide by a leading expert.

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Chapter 8: Sensor Selection Guide
(in PDF format; file size: 196K)

This book presents the essentials of gas monitoring instrument technology for plant engineers, systems designers, safety and environmental health directors, industrial hygienists, technicians, and instrument vendors in petrochemical, semiconductor, chemical, healthcare and related industries.


     Publication:  October, 1999
     Format:  Hardcover 8" x 10"
     ISBN:  0-07-135876-5
     Pages:  272 pages
     New List Price:  $40.00

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Book Summary: 
 Turn to this lavishly illustrated, full-color guide and quickly grasp the basics of gas monitoring instruments for area air quality and safety applications! It's got everything engineers, designers, and safety officers need to determine the right instruments for the job, clearly presented for quick, efficient understanding and easy reference.
     Non-specialists in particular will benefit from the scores of essential technical definitions and health and fire safety terms, as well as explanations of the toxicity and combustibility of gases and how to monitor them. Five clearly written chapters cover the full range of sensors most commonly used for gas monitoring applications, including sensor type, operating characteristics, and typical uses - as well as the pros and cons of using one sensor instead of another. In addition, ten other analyzer technologies are discussed, providing readers with an understanding of their operating principles and their applications. An illustrated color graphic, "Sensor Selection Overview," gives a birds eye view of gas analyzing technology.
     Choosing the proper monitoring devices and deploying them correctly is faster and simpler than ever with this unique gas technology resource. This one-of-a-kind handbook provides detailed roadmaps for implementing the devices, showing which sensor to use for different applications, designing and laying out a gas monitoring system, and calibrating and maintaining the system.

Key Features:

  • Visually stunning presentation. Illustrates key points with superb graphics and artistic page layout, with "sidenote" explanations
  • Step-by-step guide provides all the information needed to select the right instrument for each type of application
  • Gives sufficient information for a process engineer or plant manager to design a complete gas monitoring system
  • Includes technical guides for checking and maintaining gas monitoring systems
  • Colorful appendix allows instant look-up of key characteristics of 384 relevant gases
  • Includes easy-to-understand treatment of the theory of sensor technology as well as the practical aspects

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Gas Sensor Selection Guide (File size: 196K)

Hazardous Gas Data - comprehensive reference on physical and chemical properties for industrial hygiene and occupational health & safety applications (File size: 396K)

PID Correction Factors - a comprehensive reference on PID correction factors for 222 gases (File size: 100K)

Installation & Instructions Manuals for:
MP Controller (File size: 1.1MB)
b) 4-20 IQ (File size: 536K)
SM95 (File size: 567K)

How to Calibrate Sensors
(File size: 427K)

Introduction - from "Hazardous Gas Monitors" book (24 pages)- includes descriptions, "Terms, Definitions & Abbreviations," fully illustrated with charts and graphs, and types of protection (File size: 544K)

About Alarms (File size:148K)

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