Protégé ZM Single Gas Monitor

Scott Safety Expands the Protégé Portable Gas Detection Portfolio

Protégé ZM Single Gas MonitorNews Source Scott Safety

Monroe, NC (December 5, 2012) – Scott Safety announces the introduction of the Protégé ZM Single Gas Monitor – a zero maintenance single gas monitor that is easy to use and delivers high performance in a small, ergonomically designed package. The Protégé ZM is a zero maintenance solution, meaning no battery charging and no sensor calibration is necessary to operate the monitor. The monitor has a high performance battery which provides two years of operation. In typical conditions, calibration will not be necessary during the operational lifetime. Three single gas models are available including Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Sulfide.

The Protégé ZM is small, lightweight, ergonomically designed and meets IP66/67 requirements for ingress protection. “We designed this monitor with ease of use and comfort in mind. The unique “Protégé profile” fits your hand nicely making the monitor comfortable to hold. It’s so lightweight and small, you will forget you’re wearing it while it protects you,” says Mel Gerst, Scott Safety’s Global Product Line Manager for Portable Gas Detection. “The monitor is very simple to use. Just turn it on for the first time, and it does the rest. Using the default settings from the factory there is no need to set up or program the monitor.”

The Protégé ZM features plenty of customizable settings to meet your specific needs. For example, a Hibernate mode is available on the CO and H2S models. The Hibernate mode puts the monitor in a deep sleep for up to one year to extend the operating life beyond two years. Users can customize the alarm set points themselves or order monitors with custom alarm set points programmed by the factory. Users can also set up custom bump and calibration reminders if they desire. The monitor has the option to display continuous gas readings, life remaining or both. The monitor has a three point alarm (audible, visual, and tactile) and data logging capabilities.

The Protégé ZM monitor is supported by a portfolio of accessories including a four-bay test station and IR Connect programmer. The test station supports bumping, calibrating, hibernating and programming of up to four monitors simultaneously, and is available in both portable and table-top versions. The IR Connect allows programming and hibernating of individual monitors.

Mr. Gerst explained, “The Protégé ZM Single Gas Monitor adds to Scott Safety’s 80-year legacy of working with customers to bring innovative solutions to market. Our customers asked us for an easy to use single gas monitor that enabled them to focus on the task at hand instead of maintaining equipment. We are excited to expand the Protégé family of gas detection instruments with the introduction of the Protégé ZM.” Scott Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and other personal protective equipment and safety devices and offers a broad range of globally certified gas detection solutions including single gas, multi-gas and fixed gas detection systems.

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Ion Science Tiger gas monitor

Introducing the new low cost Tiger LT with leading accuracy and run time

Ion Science Tiger gas monitor In response to the growing demand from our global customer base for a streamlined, lower cost version of our popular Tiger PID instrument, we are delighted to announce the launch of Tiger LT. This entry-level, handheld VOC monitor stands out from competitor devices by offering leading accuracy and run time as well as worldwide Intrinsic Safety certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Set to be launched at AIHce 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah (30 May – 4 June), the reliable and accurate TigerLT is perfect for environmental surveys. Like our other PIDs, it incorporates advanced patented fence electrode technology for increased resistance to humidity and contamination and extended run time. Plus drift issues are significantly reduced.

With a detection range of 0.1 – 5,000 parts per million (ppm) utilising a standard two-point calibration protocol, the TigerLT also offers an unrivalled industry response time of just two seconds and equally quick clear down. Meeting ATEX, IECEx, UL and CSA standards, operators can easily access the lamp and sensor in minutes and safely replace batteries in hazardous environments.

The six pin MiniPID detector cell with anti-contamination design dramatically extends run time in the field. Long life rechargeable Li-ion batteries give up to 24-hour usage and the instrument can be fully charged in 6.5 hours.

TigerLT features a protective, removable boot while a large, clear back-lit display allows easy viewing in any light condition. It is IP65 rated against water ingress and an integrated torch is designed for directing the instrument’s probe into dimly lit areas. Other features include a loud 95 dB audible alarm and multiple language support.

By Sam at Ion Science

Single Gas Clip gas monitor

H2S Detection

H2S, also known as hydrogen sulfide (sometimes seen as hydrogen sulphide), is a colorless, sometimes flammable gas that usually has a characteristic foul smell of rotten eggs. You may not be able to see it, but you can certainly smell it. Hydrogen sulfide is caustic, corrosive, and poisonous.

The odor comes from the bacterial break down of sulfites in organic matter in the absence of oxygen, locations such as in swamps and sewers. It can also occur in some volcanic gases or natural gas. Hydrogen sulfide’s characteristic smell is usually associated with sulfur, but this is a common mistake. Elemental sulfur has no signature smell. Although the smell of hydrogen sulfide can initially be very strong, over time will become much weaker or may even become undetectable. The nose won’t again register the smell until after it has been away from it for a short time. This is known as olfactory fatigue. As a result, anyone exposed to hydrogen sulfide may assume that there is no danger because they can no longer smell the offensive odor of the gas. However, there still is a great amount of danger.

Hydrogen sulfide is very poisonous. It is what’s known as a broad-spectrum poison, which means that it can affect several different systems in the body at once, although the nervous system is generally the most often affected. Hydrogen sulfide has an effect on the body similar to carbon monoxide, only worse. Initial signs of exposure include eye irritation, nausea, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can last for up to a few weeks. Long term exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide can include fatigue, headaches, irritability, memory loss, and loss of appetite. Exposures to high levels of hydrogen sulfide, even for only a short time, have a high probability of death.

Different levels of hydrogen sulfide in the surrounding atmosphere have different affects on the human body. Levels of 10-20 parts per million will irritate the eyes, while 50-100 parts per million can lead to eye damage. It is around this level, 100-150 parts per million that olfactory fatigue begins after just a few inhalations. Above 320 parts per million begins to cause serious damage. 800-1000 parts per million is considered lethal exposure. Safety organizations around the world have set maximum allowable exposure limit for a safe working environment.

There are several types of devices used for the detection and measuring of hydrogen sulfide. A portable or fixed gas detector can be used to determine the levels. Hydrogen sulfide detectors will sound alarms when gas levels in the surrounding area become dangerous. Most portable H2S alarms will sound at levels as low as 10 parts per million.

by Gas Clip Technologies