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Industrial Scientific Adds New Bump Test Featureto the GasBadge Line of Single-gas Detectors

September 13, 2007

Health & Safety

Pittsburgh, PA, USA — Industrial Scientific, a global leader in gas detection and monitoring instruments, systems and related services, is pleased to announce a new bump test feature for the GasBadge line of personal and dockable single gas monitors.

Driven by customer feedback, this feature is designed to increase safety by encouraging and facilitating more frequent bump tests. The new feature allows customers to establish a testing frequency based on best practices, company policy or local regulatory agencies.

Once the user-prescribed period of time has elapsed, the instrument indicates that a bump test is overdue with visual and audible alarms. An indication also remains on the units display screen until the test is completed successfully.

In a function or bump test, the user exposes the instrument to a known concentration of gas to determine if the sensor response is within a safe operating range. If the bump test is unsuccessful, the user must calibrate the instrument before further use.

Routine bump testing is a vital aspect of any gas monitoring instrument program. The only way to be certain that your portable gas detector will adequately respond to a hazardous condition is to test it with a known concentration of the target gas.

The GasBadge line of gas detectors includes the GasBadge Plus and the GasBadge Pro. Offering low-cost personal monitoring and full-featured dockable options, this instrument line provides exceptional protection from atmospheres with unsafe levels of oxygen or any one of several toxic gases.

About Industrial Scientific Corporation:
Industrial Scientific Corporation is a global leader in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing gas monitoring instruments, systems and related products. With continuous improvements in engineering and R&D, lean manufacturing operations and expanded service capabilities, Industrial Scientific is widely known for providing rugged, dependable products that excel in monitoring hazardous gases in the most demanding work environments in the world. Employing over 800 people, Industrial Scientific has manufacturing operations based in Pittsburgh (USA), Arras (France), Dortmund (Germany) and Shanghai (China), provides technical services to customers from local service centers around the world, and has additional subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Dubai, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information about Industrial Scientific, please go to www.indsci.com.


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