Calibration Gases

Mr. Marine can provide a vast range of span gases and mixtures, suitable for the calibration of most marine gas detection systems. We are available globally 24/7, contact us now.

What is a calibration gas?

A calibration gas is a precisely formulated mixture of gases that is used to calibrate and fine-tune gas detection instruments and sensors. These gases serve as reference points to ensure that gas detectors accurately measure and respond to the presence of specific gases in the environment. Calibration gases are essential for maintaining the reliability and accuracy of gas detection systems, helping to shield against potential safety hazards.

Why is gas detector calibration important?

Gas detectors calibration is of paramount importance because it ensures the proper functioning and accuracy of gas detection equipment. Calibration involves comparing the instrument’s response to known concentrations of gases and making necessary adjustments to eliminate any deviations or inaccuracies. This process is vital for several reasons:

  • Safety. Accurate gas detection is critical for the safety of individuals and the environment. Proper calibration ensures that gas leaks and hazards are detected promptly, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries and environmental damage.
  • Compliance. Many industries and regulatory bodies mandate regular calibration of gas detection systems to ensure compliance with safety standards. Failure to calibrate can result in legal and financial consequences.
  • Reliability. Calibration helps maintain the reliability and performance of gas detectors over time. Without regular calibration, instruments may provide false readings or fail to detect dangerous gas levels accurately.
  • Data Accuracy. Accurate calibration ensures that data collected by gas detectors is trustworthy. This data is often used for analysis, reporting, and decision-making in the maritime industry.
  • Cost Savings. Properly calibrated gas detectors are more efficient in terms of maintenance and gas consumption. By avoiding false alarms and optimizing sensor performance, calibration contributes to cost savings in the long run.

Overall, gas detection calibration is essential for maintaining safety, compliance and the reliability of gas detection systems, making it a fundamental practice in the marine sector.

Mr. Marine is your reliable partner for span gases

Are you in need of calibration gas suitable for all brands and types of gas detectors? Look no further! Mr. Marine can supply solutions for all your span gas requirements. We provide fast and effective delivery services, offering a wide range of gas mixtures tailored to your specific needs, along with accessories that perfectly complement your onboard equipment. As one of the leading span gas suppliers in the marine industry, we offer a comprehensive package that ensures precision and reliability in your gas detection systems.

Flammable Gas Calibration:

  • Methane (CH4)
  • Propane (C3H8)
  • Butane (C4H10)
  • Pentane (C5H12)
  • LEL (lower explosive limit) with air balance or volume mixtures with nitrogen balance gas.

These gas mixtures are designed for explosimeter or hydrocarbon meter calibration and testing, ensuring the safety and accuracy of your gas detection equipment.

Oxygen Calibration:

  • % Volume mixtures for oxygen meter & IGS (Integrated Gas System) analyzer calibration or testing.

Our oxygen calibration gasses are essential for maintaining the precision of oxygen meters and IGS analyzers onboard your vessel.

Toxic Gas Calibration:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Chlorine (Cl2)
  • Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Ammonia (NH3)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Ethanol (for breath alcohol meters) and more.

We provide an extensive range of calibration gases for toxic gases, guaranteeing the precision and security of your toxic gas detection systems.

4 – 5 Gas Mixture Calibration:

  • LEL, H2S, CO, O2 – 3 or 4 gas mixtures available.

These mixtures are ideal for testing multigas portable detectors from all brands, and our extensive range of mixtures is readily available to meet your specific needs.

Nitrogen plays a crucial role in calibration gas mixtures, serving primarily as a balance gas due to its inert and non-reactive properties. This makes it ideal for diluting other reactive or target gases to achieve precise concentration levels necessary for accurate calibration of gas detection instruments. Nitrogen’s stability ensures that it does not interfere with the chemical properties of the other gases in the mixture, thereby maintaining the integrity and reliability of the calibration process. This is essential in the marine industry, where precise gas measurements are critical.

Calibration Gas Delivery Options

We offer calibration gas in two convenient forms:

Disposable Aluminum Alloy Cans:

  • 34L = 265 x 73mm, 0.5kg
  • 58L = 360 x 88mm, 1.4kg
  • 110L = 360 x 88mm, 1.4kg

Our disposable cans are available for worldwide delivery and have distribution hubs in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the USA. 

Refillable/High-Pressure Cylinders:

  • 2.8ltr (equivalent water capacity)
  • 3.4ltr
  • 5ltr
  • 10ltr (size = 700mm height)

These cylinders are suitable for all makes and types of gas detection systems, with common range options in stock. Custom gas mixtures are also available, offering a cost-effective, long-lasting solution for onboard testing.

Regulators and Accessories:

To complete your calibration gas setup, we provide a range of associated regulators:

  • Fixed flow regulators for 34L, 58L, and 110L cans, suitable for portable detectors with no pump or hand pump, as well as fixed head detectors.
  • Demand flow regulators for 34L, 58L, and 110L cans, specially designed for gas detectors with built-in electric sample pumps, ensuring testing and calibration accuracy similar to true operational conditions.
  • Adapters to connect high-pressure cylinders, regardless of valve type (BS, DIN, JIS, CGA), to high-pressure regulators.
  • Gas Sampling Bags: 1-liter gas bags that can be used with fixed equipment or pumped instruments, enhancing your gas sampling capabilities.

Choose Mr. Marine for all your calibration gas needs, and ensure the utmost precision and safety in your gas detection systems. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and experience the reliability of our span gasses solutions.

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