Do You Wish You Were Beer: Gas Monitoring at Oktoberfest

The largest celebration of beer and folk festival activities in the world will be starting this weekend with Oktoberfest kicking off on 21st September. Each year the official host city,  Munich in Germany, attracts more than six million people from around the world. Pubs and pop up bars will be using CO2 in abundance as they satisfy the demand for refreshing beverages including around seven million litres of beer. Where else is Oktoberfest? The festivities aren’t just limited to Germany, the tradition has spread worldwide and many cities pay homage... Read More


Why Do I Need A Personal CO2 Monitor?

A Guide To Personal CO2 Safety Monitoring The safety of your staff and customers within your workplace or facility is a high priority, this includes keeping personnel safe from CO2 leaks and gas exposure. Ensuring ventilation in confined areas and places where gas is used and stored is important, but not the only answer. Ventilation of an area often relies on people’s judgement when they need to open a window or switch on a fan. A personal safety monitor will take all the guesswork out of this, and ensure those... Read More

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Food Testing Reconstructed

Delving into the world of the burger with a handy infographic to show which product is used in every stage of a burger. From the bread to the surface you prepare it on, you need to test, analyse and clean. Testing bread with a 3M™ Gluten Protein Rapid Kit Streamline your process and simplify your food allergen testing with 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests – qualitative immunochromatographic assays for rapid in-plant monitoring of specific food allergens. For more information about this product, visit the Allergen Land here Testing bacon with a Hanna... Read More

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Case Study: Centre for Process Innovation install Analox A50 and Safe-Ox Gas Monitoring System

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK-based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing, Catapult. CPI enables businesses to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes.  CPI operates across a broad range of technologies including; Industrial Biotechnology, Printable Electronics, Formulation and Biologics. They offer experienced scientists, engineers, scale up experts, process operators and commercialisation specialists to help companies take projects from early concepts, through to robust manufacturing process packages and/or products. CPI’s state-of-the-art facilities enable companies to decrease... Read More


Avoiding the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide Exposure

Why do you need a CO2 monitor? Carbon Dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere at a rate of 400 parts per million (ppm), but its odourless and colourless nature makes CO2 monitors essential. The level of CO2 normally in the atmosphere is harmless, but an increase of levels of the gas in a work environment can have serious health effects and in extreme cases be fatal. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in incubators, cryogenic laboratories, sample transportation, cell culture but any leaks from concentrated sources can create a hazardous atmosphere.... Read More


Analox Launch New AX60+ Multi Gas Detection Monitor

Gas Monitoring Flexibility With The Ax60+ Following on from the success of their AX60, Analox has launched an updated version of their popular carbon dioxide monitor, the AX60+ Wall Mounted Multi-Gas Detector. This highly anticipated oxygen sensor variant is available from June 2017 giving users more flexibility with monitoring. Previously if you used carbon dioxide alongside inert gases such as nitrogen, helium and argon, two separate gas monitors. With the Ax60+ you can monitor them all on one unit, at the same time. The addition of the oxygen sensor allows... Read More


Gas Safety in Beverage Production

Gas Monitoring In The Beverage Industry Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main gas used in the beverage industry, used to carbonate and deliver beer and soft drinks. CO2 is colourless, odourless and non-flammable gas which at normal atmospheric levels is harmless. High levels of CO2 can cause serious health problems and even death, having a detection unit can save lives. Good gas safety equipment and procedures can protect your staff from danger. CO2 gas is also created in significant quantities as a by-product of the fermentation process; breweries, vineyards and wineries all... Read More


The Risks of Oxygen Depletion

Oxygen is the only gas we breathe that supports life. In the air, a normal concentration of oxygen is 21%, while the rest of the atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and trace gases. Inert gases such as nitrogen, argon and helium are not toxic, but they do not support human breathing. They are odourless, colourless and tasteless making them undetectable. An increase in the concentration of any other gases that are not oxygen can lead to a situation where individuals are at risk of asphyxiation which can cause... Read More