Gas Detectors – Here’s the Scoop!

A gas detector is a device which detects the presence of various gases within an area. It usually has an audible alarm, along with a visual signal, to warn people in the area, giving them the opportunity to exit the area. This is an important device because there are many gases that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Gas detectors can be used to detect combustible, flammable, and toxic gases, along with oxygen depletion. This type of device is used widely in industry, and in the fire service.

Gas detectors are usually battery operated. They transmit warnings via a series of audible and visible signals, such as alarms and flashing lights, when dangerous levels of gas vapors are detected.

Gas detectors come in two main types; portable and fixed. The portable unit is used to monitor the atmosphere around personnel, and is usually worn on clothing or a belt/harness. The fixed detector, is generally mounted near the process area of a plant or control room, or in an industrial environment.

Call us for more details and we can set you up with the detector that is right for you!

Product Safety Alert – Seam Tape Separation

PRODUCT SAFETY ALERT  November 14, 2013
Important Message from GORE Protective Fabrics

To All Customers:

Please make note of an important product safety alert regarding seam tape separation in turnout gear.  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (“Gore”) has observed isolated incidents of seam tape separation in stored firefighter turnout gear utilizing both GORE-SEAM® tape and non-Gore seam tape when the gear has been stored in its original packaging for three or more years before being issued and worn.

Gore has provided further details and instructions on their website located here.  In addition, they have provided a toll free number for questions, 1-800-455-4681.

Delivered! The New Eagle Harrier Single Axle Air Compressors…

L.N. Curtis & sons is proud to be part of the delivery to the U.S. Navy of the new Eagle Harrier Single Axle Air Compressors!

The US Navy ordered four (4) Eagle Harriers for four Navy bases in Japan and Korea. This newly designed compressor includes a 6000 psi system, NFPA-certified, to fill up to 5500 psi bottles. The units include a command light tower, GENSET power system which greatly reduces maintenance requirements, and Air Reel for filling remote cascade systems all on a single axle. The GENSET configuration is the only mobile air compressor system offered with the capability to be used as a 27KW generator for major incidents.

The L.N. Curtis & sons team traveled to each location providing customer training and start up services. The new design exceeded the customer’s requirements and they have just ordered four (4) additional Harrier units for Navy bases in Europe.