How can PID instruments assist First Responders in a HAZMAT emergency incident?

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Tiger MOFU 2 PID For HAZMAT Response

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The almost instantaneous response of a PID instrument ensures that if conditions change with regard to disbursement of toxic gas or vapour the perimeter can be adjusted accordingly.

The versatile nature of a PID instrument makes it an indispensable device for the emergency services in response to a HAZMAT incident.

  • Preliminary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessment– Use of a PID instrument can greatly assist and speed up the decision process in determining the presence of toxic gas or vapours.
  • Leak Detection– When gas or vapour escapes it disperses and becomes diluted by the air around and can be difficult to detect. This is where the PID instrument excels.
  • Perimeter Establishment and Monitoring– The almost instantaneous response of a PID instrument ensures that if conditions change with regard to disbursement of toxic gas or vapour the perimeter can be adjusted accordingly.
  • Data logging– A PID instrument has the capacity to record information with either positive or negative results at set intervals or continuously.
  • Contamination of Spill– PID instruments also ensure that First Responders can identify and importantly eliminate any liquids present.
  • Clean-up and Decontamination– After the initial aim of containing the spill, a PID device can then be used to establish the level of contamination of a First Responder themselves.
  • Remediation– Concentration levels for remedial action are set by individual countries and PID instruments offer a quick and effective way of determining whether an area is now free from contamination or requires further attention.

    We are pleased to release the third in the series of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Guides.

    This Guide will cover:

  • Suitability of PIDs
  • PID theory of operation
  • Use of PIDs specific to HAZMAT

    Find out more information on how PID instruments assist First Responders in a HAZMAT environment.....