When it comes to choosing gas detection equipment, getting the most “bang for your buck” without sacrificing worker safety is a key factor in the decision-making process. There are many choices in the market today. Should you rent gas detectors, choose CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) equipment, or select a disposable instrument? How do you decide what’s best for you? This post will explore portable gas detection equipment solutions that meet the needs of your application and situation while keeping cost considerations in mind.
1. Short-Term Needs – Rentals
Renting gas detection equipment to cover short-term needs is a great choice. Why pay a large capital expense up front and then also pay to maintain those assets all year long when that particular group of equipment is only needed once or twice per year for a short time? Here are a few situations when it makes sense to rent gas detectors and equipment.
Source a rental company that has a good reputation. Be sure to ask them the following questions:
2. Long Term Projects – Certified Pre-Owned
Consider buying “CPO” or Certified Pre-Owned gas detection equipment for longer-term projects that will last six months or longer. Check with the manufacturer, as some will offer warranties that may cover the entire term of the project. Purchasing a CPO gas detector is a low cost, low commitment option that carries the same level of safety as its new counterparts.
3. Everyday Operations
For everyday operations, consider purchasing new gas detection equipment or look at the latest in gas detector subscription programs. If you have the personnel and technical expertise to maintain your own fleet of gas detectors, purchasing new equipment can be a solution that best fits your situation. Weigh your options, but don’t forget about the hidden costs that come with owning gas detection equipment. There are lease/subscription-based programs available that include a service-based exchange program, which takes care of the maintenance aspect of owning gas detectors.
No matter your situation, there are options available to ensure your workers and property stay safe, even on a tight budget.
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