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Gas detection – Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System

The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System, available from Shawcity, is said to detect gases and vapours simply and reliably, without the need for calibration, effort, or a power supply.

The lightweight system can be used for measuring dissolved substances in solutions, compressed breathing-air testing, and even blood screening in criminal investigations. It provides an accurate reading in a few minutes and is also able to operate in flammable atmospheres, says Shawcity.

The apparatus consists of a pump and a range of more than 300 shatter-proof glass tubes to detect substances from ammonia to xylene. The tubes are filled with an absorbent material and chemical reagent which, in the presence of the target gas, produce a colour stain along the tube.

A calibration scale is printed on the tube so that the length of the colour stain can be matched to the concentration of the gas.

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