The MSA Gas Detection Handbook is designed to introduce users to key terms and concepts in gas detection and to serve as a quick reference manual for information such as specific gas properties, exposure limits and other data. The Handbook contains: • a glossary of essential gas detection terms and abbreviations. • a summary of key principles in combustible and toxic gas monitoring. • reference data—including physical properties and exposure limits— for the most commonly monitored gases, in industrial and various other environments. • a comparison of the most widely-used gas detection technologies. • a table indicating the gas hazards common to specific applications within major industries. • a summary of key gas detection instrumentation approvals information, including hazardous locations classification. • MSA’s exclusive Sensor Placement Guide, detailing important factors to take into consideration when determining optimum gas sensor placement.
MSA (2007) Gas Detection Handbook