News 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.