Gas Monitoring Basics

Gas Monitoring Basics

Updated Jan 20, 2021

 This lesson describes the basic design and operation of a gas monitor.

• List the three major reasons gas monitors are needed

• Identify common types of gas monitors

• Describe the basic operation of a gas monitor

• Define each of the following terms:

– Lower explosive limit

– Upper explosive limit

– Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)

– Calibration

• Describe basic gas sampling techniques

• Explain why calibration and bump tests are performed