Tyler will one day be crowned the King of Gas
Okay, so these testing methods aren’t exactly GC/Mass Spectrometry, but they are definitely fun.
This Remtech Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Video is worth the watch. Too many people dismiss the dangers of working around hydrogen sulfide.
Simply the Best of Calibration Videos.
We love international calibration videoes!
Fiba has always been an interesting company. This short video shows us one reason that is the case.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are as follows:
Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
- Dull headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
400 ppm CO must respond within 6-15 minutes
150 ppm CO must respond within 10-15 minutes
70 ppm CO must respond within 60-240 minutes
The response time and the test levels are seriously inappropriate. Something has to be done about this.
And most people think that when they push the “test” button on their CO monitor, that they are testing to make sure it will do the job. Really, it just tests whether the battery is good. It in no way tells them that the device is in calibration.
When it’s cold we want to huddle inside our heated houses or cars and make sure there are no drafts to disturb our carefully controlled warm environments. But too little air exchange between where we’re staying toasty and the outside world can be dangerous sometimes—especially when we have a crack in the furnace heat exchanger or a damaged kerosene heater. Carbon monoxide, the silent killer, can start to build up around us and our loved ones.
People take carbon monoxide for granted. Let’s face it, it is an easy gas to forget until it’s too late. We seal up our house to save on fuel bills, never thinking about whether a little indoor/outdoor exchange of air just might keep us from dying.
Never take carbon monoxide buildup for granted. The CDC does everyone a favor by explaining the dangers.
Here’s a good one for you taken from an article by Dan Ferguson with the Langley Times:
Langley fire blamed on cannabis oil extraction process
“The fire that sent a Langley Township resident to hospital last week was caused by a butane gas explosion while cannabis oil was being extracted from marijuana, investigators believe.
A 56-year-old man was transported to hospital by air ambulance after he suffered extensive burns in a noon-hour fire on Thursday, Aug. 11 in a house near 204 Street and 76 Avenue.
The victim was conscious and able to walk to the stretcher before he was loaded onto the ambulance.
He is expected to recover.
The fire was small and damage was limited to a portion of the house interior and an exterior deck.
Multiple, police, fire and ambulance units attended.”
Do they never learn?
It just goes to show that one good reason to legalize pot is to get these candy-ass pot extraction gurus out of the supply equation. Butane is a dangerous gas for amateurs to handle.
Next time you’re thinking of doing butane extractions in your home, buddy, get a gas detector before you blow up your entire neighborhood. There are enough safety issues in the gas world without amateurs adding to them.