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Safety and Excellence with RKI Gas Detectors

For personal monitoring of confined spaces and utility inspection of hazardous materials and waste water, RKI brings the latest evolution of gas detection technology right into your hand with their portable gas monitors. 

Keep all of your employees safe and equip them with one of RKI's various handheld gas detection meters.

RKI Instruments 

RKI has been making gas monitors for almost 20 years from its facility located in Union City, California.

RKI Instruments is the leader in the manufacture of portable multi-gas detection monitors. With constant innovation and dedication to their customers, RKI strives to design the best gas detection instruments in the industry. Their line of personal / portable gas meters permits RKI to push the boundaries and create technology that serves for the safety of all users.

Below are just three features of RKI instruments that set them apart from the crowd.

1. Centralized Data with One Network Location 

The docking stations for GX-2009 and GX-2012 gas instruments all use the same software to communicate and upload data from the instrument to a data file. This software allows you to have one centralized data file on a network location where multiple users can access and review data received from any of these instrument docking stations. As long as the docking stations are connected to a PC (up to 10 docking stations can be connected to one PC) and the PC is connected to the same network where the data file is located, then all instruments can automatically transmit their alarm events, calibration and bump test data to one data file.

Anyone who is on the same network and has the SDM-GX software installed on their workstation will have access to all the data coming from these docking stations.

2. Monitor 100% Volume Methane

The GX-2012 can monitor 0 to 100% volume methane when equipped with RKI’s thermal conductive sensor. If the GX-2012 is equipped with both catalytic bead and thermal conductivity sensors, it can monitor and display from 0 to 100% LEL and 0 to 100% volume ranges of methane. The instruments display will show one line for the methane channel and automatically change between % LEL and % volume ranges as the sample changes.

Also, to help quickly recognize if a worker has been exposed during a particular shift, the GX-2012 has an easy to recognize graphical Peak Reading that can be seen in the normal operation mode. Without going to a different screen or pushing any buttons, a supervisor can quickly recognize if there has been any exposure for the worker while the instrument has been turned on. 

3. Utilize Direct Connect Sensors

Direct connect sensors offer the advantage of having a lower cost than a sensor/transmitter style, because a direct connect sensor does not utilize a transmitter in its design. A direct connect style detector can only be used with an RKI controller. The signal-processing circuitry normally found in the transmitter is located in the RKI controller for further signal treatment.

In a direct connect configuration, the calibration adjustments are performed at the controller, with the test gas being applied to the sensor. RKI’s controllers utilize unique operating software that allows direct connect sensor calibration to be done quickly and easily by only one person. The distances that a direct connect sensor can be located from the RKI controller are appreciable, ranging up to 1,000 ft. with appropriate sized wire. One other advantage of a direct connect sensor is that it can be calibrated without opening the detector enclosure (also known as ‘non-intrusive calibration’), this can be a big cost savings for detectors located in hazardous locations, as a hot work permit is not required.

Norris Sales is your RKI Dealer

Because of Norris Sales’ amazing reputation and efforts for safety in the workplace, it only makes sense we would pair up with the leader in the industry for the highest quality gas detectors.

With a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, Norris Sales can not only match you up with the right meter for you and your employees, but train everyone in how to use them properly and effectively. Come in and talk to a salesperson about our variety of detection meters or call and schedule an appointment with our in-house safety director, Dave Orloff.