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Crowcon extends gas detector range

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Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd has announced that the next-generation XgardIQ gas detector can now be fitted with sensors for the detection of ammonia or sulphur dioxide, in addition to the existing range of sensors which covers 10 different toxic or hazardous gases.

“The ability to detect ammonia or sulphur dioxide will allow industries such as fertilizer and petrochemical production, to use the intelligent XgardIQ to increase on-site safety for employees as well as reducing operating costs for employers,” explained Andy Avenell, Senior Business Development Manager at Crowcon.

The XgardIQ also offers special features to reduce installation and operating costs. For projects in which gas detectors are installed months ahead of commissioning, the XgardIQ transmitter can be fitted with a dummy sensor, which is replaced with a fresh pre-calibrated sensor immediately prior to the commissioning date.

The XgardIQ transmitter minimises commissioning and maintenance time by automatically configuring to the correct type of gas, scale and alarm levels.

XgardIQ also integrates Crowcon’s unique Positive Safety feature. This confirms that the detector is operating safely and enables the unit to automatically alert operators to any irregular events.

Avenell continued: “The positive feedback we received on the XgardIQ system from customers in the oil and gas industry was critical in our decision to extend the range of gas sensors to enable other industries to benefit from XgardIQ’s innovative safety features.”

The range of gases which the XgardIQ system can now detect is: ammonia, carbon monoxide, ethanol, hydrogen, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulphide, LPG, methane, oxygen, pentane, propane and sulphur dioxide. More sensors are expected to be introduced during 2016.

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