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Repair-free Personal Gas Detection for two years with new Draeger X-am 1700

Posted: Tuesday 9th June 2009

With a two-year lifespan and guaranteed to be repair-free during that time, the new Draeger X-am 1700 is one of a new generation of one-to-four gas detectors specifically designed for personal monitoring applications. Ideal for use in any industry where explosive gases and vapours as well as O2, CO and H2S may pose a threat to health, it provides a low cost solution to fast and reliable air monitoring.

No larger than a mobile phone, this lightweight, ergonomically designed instrument is easy to use and features the latest miniaturised XXS generation of powerful electrochemical DraegerSensors. For improved safety when facing unknown hazards, the catalytic Ex sensor, calibrated to methane, responds quickly to explosive gases. Offering a high level of sensitivity to combustible organic vapours it also ensures dependable warnings in the event of explosive hazards.

With a practical two-button control panel and straightforward menu guidance system, the X-am 1700 benefits from a large liquid crystal display which provides all readings at a glance. Fitted with a crocodile clip for secure attachment to clothing, it also incorporates gas inlets on both the top and front to ensure that, even if it is accidentally placed in a jacket pocket, it will still provide a reliable warning against gas hazards.

In alarm situations, the X-am 1700 provides three different types of warning. The audible multi-tone alarm is impossible to miss, whilst a visual 180-degree alarm helps to ensure that the warning is not ignored, as does the built-in vibrational alarm.

Dust and water-resistant to IP67, this rugged instrument remains fully functional and ready for use even after being dropped in water. The integrated rubber protection and shockproof sensors provide additional resistance to impact and vibration and the unit is also able to withstand electromagnetic interference.

The X-am 1700 can be used with either the standard alkaline or optional NINH batteries. In addition it can be fitted with a T4 battery which can be recharged in the workshop or in a vehicle, whilst still inside the instrument.

Equipped with a data logger as standard, the unit allows data such as alarms, errors and the results of function tests to be transmitted via infrared interface to a PC. The data can then be analysed using the DraegerGas Vision software. A variety of options are also available such as the Draeger E-Cal automatic test and calibration station, the Draeger Bump Test Station and optional user registration via the Draeger CC-Vision software.

Full details can be found at www.draeger-safety.com/x-am




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