Technical Articles

MSA Safety has published these technical articles:

(Gas Sensing)
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Up until 1930, industry professionals believed the main causes of accidents were unsafe conditions. However, improvements in work environments and regulations helped to create safer work conditions....
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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A highly protective and cost-effective option for emergency response preparedness...
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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MSA's guide to gas sensor selection and placement....
(Environmental Sensors)
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Ultrasonic gas leak detection (UGLD) is a comparatively recent detection technique and has emerged as an effective means of establishing the presence of gas leaks. It works especially well in open,...
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Fixed gas and flame detection applications....
(Gas Sensing)
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Driven largely by increased global shale gas production, North American ethylene producers have become more profitable, with cost positions that approach those of the Middle East's lowest cost...
(Environmental Sensors)
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As the name implies, catalytic combustible sensors detect combustible gas presence using a catalytic bead or coil, producing an electronic signal that is proportional to the gas concentration. This...
(Environmental Sensors)
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At a compressor or booster station, two main processes typically take place: gas compression, which is performed in order to ensure that the natural gas flowing through a pipeline remains pressurized,...
(Gas Sensing)
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Natural gas producers are required to measure specific target gases within their natural gas pipelines, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2). H2S and CO2 can be found in natural...
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When reliability is critical, photoacoustic infrared monitors offer the best package of performance and value. Topics include: ASHRAE Requirements for Refrigerant Monitoring, General Infrared...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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The use of respiratory protection is necessary when workers must enter an environment in which toxic gases, vapors or harmful particulates may be present, or within an environment of oxygen...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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Changes have been made to the fall protection equipment standard for general industry, ANSI Z359.1-1992(R1999). The benchmark standard, which has become incorporated into many industrial fall...
(Environmental Sensors)
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Many extractive gas sampling applications involve very hot samples that must be cooled to instrument temperature before they can be analyzed. As samples cool, moisture may condense from the sample...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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This paper summarizes and explains the latest edition of the ANSI/ASSE Z117.1 Standard for safe work in confined spaces. We will examine the key requirements of the new Standard, which was issued and...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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It's been more than 20 years since the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sought to revise Noise Labeling Standards for hearing Protection Devices (40 CFR 211 subpart B). Why now? This...
(Environmental Sensors)
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Many sample draw gas sampling applications originate in an extremely hostile environment with high temperatures and corrosive samples, saturated with water or loaded with particulate. Any combination...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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The risk created by poorly performing lenses could be dangerous and costly. Studies have shown that visual strain causes health issues, such as debilitating headaches and a higher prevalence of...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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Wet well sites are generally thought of as sewers, pump stations and waste water holding tanks, but also include water fountain control valve pits, septic tanks, ewage digesters, and water tower...
(Gas Sensing)
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The recent discovery of several significant shale deposits in North America, combined with technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, have led to a huge expansion of...
(Gas Sensing)
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Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT/ACT) skids provide precision measurement and quality control to ensure the transfer of oilfield production to trucks, rail, storage tanks or pipelines is...
(Gas Sensing)
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Public and private fleet vehicles continue to migrate to use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed< natural gas (CNG) as this cleaner-burning fuel also offers lower fuel costs and lower...
(Gas Sensing)
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LNG (liquefied natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas) are common methane fuels used by long haul trucking firms as well as municipal fleet vehicles, also known as NGVs (natural gas vehicles)....
(Gas Sensing)
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Photoacoustic Infrared Detection (PAIR) versus Non-Dispersive Infrared Detection (NDIR)....