This week, Industrial Scientific introduced our newest single gas monitor, the Tango TX1. That Tango TX1 uses Dual Sense technology to give users of this instrument the highest level of protection in the industry today.
Dual Sense technology uses redundant sensors to determine the concentration of the target gas in the atmosphere and reduce the risk of instrument failure. That’s right, two sensors of the same type, in one single gas instrument, to give you one reliable and accurate gas reading.
Allow me to explain. Think of the two sensors in the Tango TX1 like your two eyes or your two ears. Sure, you can see okay out of one eye and hear pretty well out of one ear. But when both eyes and both ears are working together, your sight and hearing are much better. Not only that, the chance of damaging both eyes or both ears at the same time and completely losing your sight or hearing is much, much lower than the potential of losing just one.
The Tango TX1 works the same way. A patent pending software alogorithm uses the individual outputs from two sensors to give you a much clearer picture of the actual gas concentration in the air. At the same time, the risk of the instrument failing due to a sensor failure is much less with two sensors than it is with one. How much less you ask? Regardless of how often you bump test your monitor to verify that it is working properly, the risk of both sensors failing at the same time and leaving you unprotected is nearly 300 times less than than a single sensor instrument failure. The risk of failure on any given day shifts from 1 in 375 to 1 in 110,000 for an instrument that is bump tested everyday and from 1 in 85 to 1 in 20,000 for an instrument that is only bump tested once a month.
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t or don’t need to bump test your monitor any longer. It simply means that regardless of your current bump test practices, you are safer carrying a Tango TX1 than you are carrying any other single gas monitor in the world.
Two is better than one. You can bet your life on it!
PS- See the Tango TX1 at http://www.indsci.com/products/single-gas-detectors/tangoTX1/