Monthly Newsletters

March 2023 Newsletter

Our March 2023 newsletter showcases our new Restaurant & Beverage Guide, Gas Boiler 120V and Emergency Power Off, security series spotlight, and ISC West 2023 tradeshow.

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February 2023 Newsletter

Our February 2023 newsletter showcases our Propane blog post, AHR 2023 Tradeshow, AimSafety product spotlight, and Macurco events.

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Notification Appliances

A notification appliance is an active component of life safety systems, and its primary function is to alert persons at risk. Alerting methods include sound (audible signals) and light (visible signals).

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Vehicle Repair Facilities

The solution to pollution is dilution. The solution to vehicle exhaust in vehicle repair facilities is dilution with “fresh” air drawn in by fans, louvers and doors until reaching an acceptable gas concentration. Macurco gas detectors provide automatic exhaust fan control to help maintain acceptable levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO), Combustible Gases (EX) or Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in parking garages.

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Gas Detection Q&A

What is the appropriate mounting height for a gas detector? How large of an area will a single detector typically cover? Is there a recommended wiring gauge to use when installing these devices?

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CO2 and Beverage Dispensing

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has become a main topic of discussion within the commercial industry. CO2 is found in many commercial applications such as restaurants, gas stations, bars and many more.

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Electrical Area Classification

Electrical area classification is required by governmental bodies, such as OSHA and compliance is enforced. The National Electrical Code and NFPA 70 define area classification and installation principles. Division and Zone Classification locations are defined as the following:

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Gas Detection for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater treatment (also called sewage treatment) facilities take disturbed or unhealthy water and make it environmentally safe. This water which can contain chemicals, oils and human waste, endures a process of cleansing which consists of chemicals and toxins that can become a potential threat to personnel at the facility or the facility itself.

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Portable Monitoring – Combustible Gas (LEL)

Portable combustible gas monitors, commonly referred to as LEL monitors, are instruments used to detect hazardous levels of a combustible gas or vapor in air.

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Confined Space Entry

Roughly 2 people won’t make it home this week due to Confined Space Accidents.

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Gas Detection for your Mechanical System

A building’s mechanical system is the heartbeat of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. These areas include utility plants, boiler and chiller rooms, mechanical or electrical rooms and fuel rooms. Many states are adopting laws that require the monitoring of these potentially hazardous environments.

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Gas Detection for the Cannabis Industry

With the increase of States legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, there has been a similar increase in the number of incidents caused by these Marijuana Grow Operations (MGO’s). The two categories regarding gas detection include explosion/fire fueled by combustible gases, and asphyxiation due to Oxygen (O2) displacement from Carbon Dioxide (CO2) leaks.

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Carbon Dioxide CO2

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. CO2 is present in the atmosphere as part of the earth’s natural cycle.

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Macurco Addressable Controller

Modbus is a commonly used communications protocol. Communications devices must agree on many aspects of the data to be exchanged before successful transmission can occur. Communication protocols are formal descriptions of digital message formats and rules.

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Carbon Monoxide Detection in Schools

Across the United States there are only a few states that have carbon monoxide codes for schools. Unfortunately it takes a catastrophic accident before school officials, government officials, safety personnel, and parents take the necessary action to ensure students and staff are safe in schools.

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