The chemical makeup of breathable air is a delicate balance of primarily nitrogen and oxygen with trace amounts of a few other gases, such as argon and carbon dioxide.

If the percentages are altered too much, problems can arise—especially in confined spaces like manholes and silos. The composition of the atmosphere in such areas frequently contains dangerous gases due to the aging and decomposition processes of various materials, which in turn can make these worksites potentially fatal.

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To prevent disasters, precautions must be taken; and in the case of confined spaces, canaries were at one time the preventative measure of choice. Fortunately for our feathered friends, technology has greatly improved. One phenomenal tool currently at your disposal is the MGC Pump from Gas Clip Technologies. It allows you to safely test the air for combustible (LEL) gases, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2) from up to 75 feet—even in inert atmospheres!

This long-lasting pump has a continuous run time of 52 hours; and since its sensor is immune to poisoning, it only needs to be recalibrated once per year, unlike the industry average of every month to three months. Another added benefit of the MGC Pump is its ergonomic design. The sloped sides allow the monitor to fit comfortably in the user’s hand, which helps prevent accidental drops. Even if it is dropped, the durable monitor can survive harsh treatment, including being submersed in water.

Of course, whenever a great product is available to the public, there is an equally phenomenal support team behind it. The Gas Clip Technologies customer service crew tests and calibrates every pump and detector the company manufactures before the product is shipped out. We understand that lives depend on our pumps and detectors, so we go above-and-beyond to prevent faulty equipment from leaving our facility.

The MGC Pump, along with the rest of Gas Clip Technologies’ line of detectors and accessories, are available through distributors worldwide. For more information, visit our website at or call +1.972.775.7577.