Caution when cleaning gas detectors



Personal protection gas detectors are worn very close to the breathing organs to be appropriately effective

In times of COVID 19 it is even more important to clean the warning monitors thoroughly! Gas warning monitors are worn within 15 to 23 centimeters of your nose and mouth. Unfortunately, this means that dirt, debris or bacteria attached to the device is now in your breathing zone. 


No common disinfectants

Why should you not use common disinfectants?

Under no circumstances should alcohol-based disinfectants be used as the alcohol will attack the precision sensors and disable their function.

What are sensor poisons?

Sensor poisons are substances that attach to the pellistor sensor and permanently damage your device. 

Inhibitors affect functioning of your device and cause desensitization of the pellistor and shorten its life.

What chemicals and substances are hazardous to the device?

- Household cleaners and lubricants

- Silicone-based agents

- Products containing sulfur compounds

- Inhibitors such as: astatine, bromine, fluorine, chlorine, and iodine


Right cleaning

The perfect 3-steps to cleaning gas detectors


Step 1:

We recommend using bleach powder diluted with water

Step 2:

Four teaspoons of bleach to 1L of water is the correct mixture.

Step 3:

Applied with a cleaning cloth brings the optimal safety.



Why Schmachtl?

  • Schmachtl offers both portable and stationary gas detectors and systems
  • Our selection of single-gas and multi-gas detectors are suitable for monitoring one to seven gases simultaneously.
  • Accessories complement the gas monitors to form a complete system
  • Schmachtl offers maintenance, inspection and repair of the equipment
  • Consulting on the entire concept of safety equipment and its safe operation for your specific application.







For more information about our products and services, contact a Schmachtl sales representative. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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