Sponsored by LDARtools, the B.L.E.W.S. 2024 Symposium is set to be a worthwhile destination for ongoing environmental education and networking opportunities in the environmental sector. This must-attend, professional event will focus on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Regulatory Updates

  • Dos and Don’ts of LDAR and BWON

  • Peer-to-Peer Networking

The symposium will also be hosting an expert Q&A panel.

Check out blews.net to register today and learn more.

If you have drains in your component inventory, it’s now time to see how conveniently you can manage them in Chateau!

You simply add potential reasons for failed drain inspections in AvoType, under Settings > Picklists, Category=Inspections. Remember to reorganize the rank so the most frequently chosen options will appear at the top.

Now, when you fail an AVO inspection on a drain, you can choose the reason for failure here.

After Checking In, you can find it in the inspection record:

Please inquire at support@ldartools.com if you are interested in learning more about how to manage drain inspections in Chateau.

On February 22, 2024, there were NO phx21s or phx42s in our repair lab.

Thank you to all the phx21 and phx42 Level 1 Techs and users. As a result of continued teamwork and diligence, this is all possible. We hope you’ll be a part of this celebration!

Click here to RSVP by March 20th.

You can also email brownie@ldartools.com to RSVP.

Please include “Brownie Celebration RSVP” in the email subject line, and also provide the following information in the body of your email:


City, State  ZIP
Street Address Line 1
Street Address Line 2
Complete shipping address (cannot be a PO Box)
Email address
First and Last Name
Site ID or Company Name
Number of phx21 and phx42 friends at your celebration (48 max)


Thank you again to all the phx21 and phx42 Level 1 Techs and users.


The link is active until March 20, 2024

In 2023, we closed out the year with 117 Chateau Databases in use, including full-scale LDAR management, Cal5.0 support, and ongoing SmartFlag projects.

Join us in celebrating this pivotal moment as we continue to redefine industry standards and create products that support our customers and their LDAR programs.

Price increases are not surprising.

In spite of rising prices for virtually everything we need, we have continued to invest in making our products the most innovative and valuable tools for the LDAR industry. The time to reckon with those costs has come.

Effective January 1, 2024, there will be a less than 10% increase on:

  • phx42
  • SpanBox (all models)
  • Fill adapter

Price increases triggered by specific vendor costs will be passed on as we have in the past If you have any questions, please feel free to contact sales@ldartools.com.

Through it all, we appreciate your business.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Warehouse Closed

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Warehouse open  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All normal shipping operations resume
Limited staff, Support responses may be delayed

Monday, January 1, 2023

Warehouse Closed

Tuesday, January 2, 2023

Warehouse open  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All normal shipping operations resume

Have a blessed and safe holiday.

On November 21, 2023, we shipped the 1,226th phx42, surpassing the total number of phx21s (1,225) sold during its lifetime. As of November 30, 2023, we have shipped 1,242 phx42s.

Amazingly, it took us 108 months to sell those phx21s, and only 69 months to sell the same number of our newest model.

Needless to say, we are proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our customers for making our phx line the premier portable VOC analyzer in the world.

We also want to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary work of the team that designed, built, refined, and, now, repairs the phx42s. I know they are all delighted to be making such an important contribution to the LDAR industry.

And, most of all, everyone recognizes it is Jeremy Bolinger who deserves the lion’s share of the credit, which is why we joke (not really!) each phx42 has been handcrafted by Jeremy!

The BEST news is that as we make this announcement, 99% of all of the phx42s we have ever sold are IN THE FIELD, doing what they were meant to do: LDAR. That’s the important part. Maybe we will have a Brownie Celebration, someday, soon.

Effective January 1, 2024 we will be increasing the price of an annual Cal5.0 license from $1,320 to $1,500 per year. This is only the second price increase we have had in the last 10 years.


The reason for this increase is, of course, the general pressure on pricing and expenses we are all experiencing. Additionally, it recognizes the extraordinary value of having our cloud-based database, Chateau, available for housing the data along with adding Chateau’s industry-standard QC tools.


As a part of this process, we are proud to announce that Cal5.0 users, who are using Chateau to store and manage their calibration data, will have access to the full functionality of Chateau’s auditing, alert and porch tracking features for the most important aspects of their calibration data.


The following chart will detail the specific Calibration Audits currently available to Chateau users.


Please note that, with each audit, you can trigger an audit-specific, same-day email alert to an unlimited number of email addresses to any responsible party.


10 Days since On-Site Analyzer Cal Any active analyzer and has not been calibrated in 10 or more days.
72 Hours Since Last Daily Calibration It has been 72 hours since the most recent Daily Calibration record on ANY analyzer.
80 Days since Analyzer PreCal Any active analyzer that has not been precision calibrated in 80 days or more.
Cylinders expiring In <30 Days Any cylinder expiring in less than 30 days.
Any Failed Drift Analyzer was calibrated and passed daily calibration, and then later that day failed any Drift Assessment.
No Noon Drift Analyzer was calibrated and passed Daily Calibration, and no Drift Assessment was performed with 6 hours of that calibration time.
No Passing Second (EOD) Drift Analyzer was calibrated and passed Daily Calibration, a passing Noon Drift was performed, and no Drift Assessment was performed within 6 hours of the noon drift for that day.
Inspections in last 30 Days with no Daily Calibration This Audit only available for programs where Chateau is being used to manage the LDAR inspection and compliance program.
Inspections in last 30 Days with no Precision Calibration This Audit only available for programs where Chateau is being used to manage the LDAR inspection and compliance program.
Inspections without passing drifts This Audit only available for programs where Chateau is being used to manage the LDAR inspection and compliance program.


As we make this announcement, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage all of our CalX.x customers who are using LTI Desktop to manage calibration records (and no other LTI software) to begin making plans to transition to Chateau as the state-of-the-art medium for storing their calibration data.

We are thrilled to announce there are more than 2,300 phx21 and phx42 analyzers worldwide. This significant milestone fills us with immense pride, and we are eager to share this momentous achievement with you. Checkout the image below to see where in the world we have sold our portable FIDs

The hustle and bustle of the modern workplace often leaves us longing for new ways to kickstart our day with energy and focus. At the LDARtools office, a refreshing cold plunge has been the top choice. In the pursuit of workplace wellness, a morning ice bath has been an unexpected yet highly effective solution in jumpstarting the day.

Benefits of Cold Plunges at Work:

1. Enhanced alertness: The shock of cold water triggers your body’s natural response to stress, releasing adrenaline and boosting alertness. This heightened awareness can help you tackle tasks with renewed focus.

2. Improved Circulation: Cold water immersion constricts blood vessels, which can improve circulation and help reduce inflammation. Better circulation means your body can efficiently transport nutrients and oxygen to where they’re needed most.

3. Elevated Mood: Cold exposure prompts the release of endorphins – those “feel-good” hormones that can uplift your mood and reduce stress levels. Starting your day positively sets the tone for a productive workday.

4. Stress Reduction: Plunging into cold water triggers the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. What better way to shake off work-related worries(not that we have any:-)?