The most common non-feasible metal detectors used to detect hazardous chemicals are the metal detectors sold in hardware stores, hardware stores with a non-metal detector, and electronics stores with non-metals detectors.
While you can buy a metal detector from any hardware store, you must have the proper hardware detector installed and tested before using it in a workplace setting.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you buy a non ferrous metal detector:Does the detector fit my needs?
Are there any instructions or instructions on the box that explain what it does?
Does it come with a warning label?
Are the instructions clear and concise?
Does the unit come with the proper tools to install and test it?
Are instructions for installation and testing provided?
Are the instructions simple and easy to understand?
Does my local hardware store carry the correct metal detectors?
If you have questions about non- ferrous detection equipment, see the section on Non-ferric metal detectors and non-magnetic non-reactive detectors.