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Draeger launches innovative gas measurement product

06 September 2012

Draeger Safety UK says its new X-act 5000 is a major step forward in measuring hazardous gases in the oil and gas industry. The new X-act 5000 uses a unique new pump concept, which when used in conjunction with Draeger-Tubes, allows spot-check measuring and sampling of gases – the first ever dual function of its kind. 

This is designed to make life easier for oil and gas industry operatives who routinely use gas detector tubes to test for potentially hazardous atmospheres. As well as speeding up the entire gas testing process by up to 20%, the state-of-the-art pump also eliminates operator error by automatically transferring and storing all measurement data, improving personal safety levels and efficiency. 

Optimised for a range of offshore scenarios, including confined spaces such as leg-working, tank testing and potentially explosive gas atmospheres, the X-act 5000 is the first line of defence for measuring and detecting gas hazards including including hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulphide, benzene and oxygen depletion.

Kevin Honner, a portable gas detection specialist from Draeger, says: “Early feedback suggests that the new Draeger X-act 5000 is proving popular with our customers in the oil and gas industries, helping to transform the landscape of both short and long-term gas/air measurement and testing. 

“This is hardly surprising, not only from a personal and plant safety perspective, but also when considering test efficiency. Our customers are increasingly under pressure to keep to strict project timescales and the X-act 5000 allows them to do exactly that. By eliminating manual intervention and boosting personal safety, the device provides fast and reliable sampling, whilst freeing up time so that operators can concentrate on other tasks.

“We pride ourselves on the fact the Draeger name is synonymous with innovative safety solutions that protect lives, and we are delighted to launch yet another product into the marketplace that does just that.” 


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