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Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety

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Wastewater treatment plant safety solutions

Combustible gases, hazardous biosolids, volatile chemicals – these are some of the dangers workers encounter on a daily basis in wastewater treatment plants, sewer systems, tanks, and pipelines.

During the process of aerobic breakdown, especially when happening in enclosed buildings or structures, gas detection may be required for CO2 and O2 depletion. In the process of anaerobic breakdown wastewater treatment plants may require safety devices, such as gas detection for Methane (CH4 ) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). 

Gas measuring devices with fast responding sensors, personal protective equipment such as respiratory protection with adequate filters and protection glasses as well as appropriate escape devices may be needed. The right devices at the right time, at the right location can protect employees against upcoming hazards.

Fixed Gas Detection Solutions

Whether you’re looking to protect individuals or the entire facility, you can trust Dräger for precise and reliable detection against CL, H2S, O3, CO and CO2 as well as a lack of oxygen.

Regard 7000 Gas & Fire Detection Control System

Regard 7000 Gas & Fire Detection Control System

When you need to monitor and analyze a number of various gases and vapors, the Dräger REGARD® 7000 is a modular and highly expandable analysis tool. 

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Polytron® 8700 IR Fixed Gas Detection System

Polytron® 8700 IR Fixed Gas Detection System

The Dräger Polytron® 8700 IR is an advanced explosion proof transmitter for the detection of combustible gases in the lower explosion limit (LEL).

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Regard 3000 Features

Dräger REGARD® 3000 control system

The Dräger REGARD 3000 makes this possible with a bright LED status light around its edge and a built in horn. Different colors clearly indicate whether everything is in order (blue), whether there are malfunctions (yellow) or whether alarms are pending (red). In addition, it can be seen immediately whether the alarm is active (flashing red) or has been acknowledged (continuous red light).

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Respiratory Protection

Where toxic substances can’t be completely controlled, respiratory protective equipment must be used. Dräger designs respiratory protection devices in line with our Technology for Life philosophy. No matter the scenario, Dräger helps you put safety first.

Draeger PSS 3000

Dräger PSS 3000

Combining comfort with exceptional performance, it is designed for applications where simplicity and ease-of-use are essential. Lightweight yet robust, and easy to wear, this advanced breathing apparatus provides the ultimate breathing protection.

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Draeger PAS Colt – emergency escape breathing apparatus – Man demonstrating device

Draeger PAS Colt – emergency escape breathing apparatus

Combining versatility, ease-of-use, and the latest in breathing apparatus design, Dräger’s PAS® Colt is among the most technologically advanced, short duration, and emergency escape units available.

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Dräger Saver CF N (NIOSH) – Man demonstrating product

Dräger Saver CF N (NIOSH)

The Dräger Saver CF N constant flow Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus allows safe, effective, and uncomplicated escape from hazardous environments.

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Dräger PARAT Escape Hood – Man wearing product

Dräger PARAT Escape Hood

Dräger PARAT escape hoods are designed to be easily donned and protect users from toxic industrial and fire-related gases, vapors and particles for up to 15 minutes.

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Portable Gas Detection

Dräger portable gas detectors and analyzers are essential – so they can detect, measure, monitor and react to any gases in the immediate area around them. Dräger offers both single- and multi-gas mobile gas monitors that reliably detect a wide range of gases.

Dräger X-am 3500 and X-am 8000 Portable Multi-gas detector devices

Dräger X-am 3500 and X-am 8000 Portable Multi-gas detectors

The Dräger X-am® 3500 and the Dräger X-am® 8000 are especially designed for clearance measurements of toxic, flammable gases and vapors. The innovative signaling design and handy accessories ensure optimum safety and easy handling.

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Dräger X-am 2500 Pump - Operation with Dräger

Dräger X-am 2500 Pump

Dräger’s X-am® 2500 accurately detects O2, CO, NO2, SO2 and H2S and is the only 1-4 gas monitor you need in industrial and refinery applications. The X-am® 2500 combines reliable sensor technology with long battery life and intuitive operation in an instrument that defines safety. 

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Water Treatment Industry Solutions

The cleaning and treatment of fresh water and sewage is associated with hazards just as much as the maintenance of the sewage system itself.

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Facts & Figures in Water Treatment – Infrographic
Facts & Figures in Water Treatment

Did you know that clean water is an extremely scarce resource and only 2.5% of all global water resources is fresh water? Learn more about the water treatment industry and its specific safety needs.


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Chlorine Gas Detection guide

Chlorine is one of the most common substances used for disinfection in the Water Treatment Industry. Find out how you can increase the reliability and efficiency of chlorine detection

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Confined Space Entries guide

Little space, lack of oxygen and hazardous substances: Entering manholes, ducts and vaults carries many risks. Be prepared and check out our expert tips for entering confined spaces in the Water Treatment Industry.

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Solutions for Chlorine Gas Detection


Chlorine gas is one of the most common environmental hazards for water treatment workers. Learn more about Dräger’s solutions for chlorine gas detection.

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Dräger VOICE: your hazardous substance database

Dräger VOICE brings you relevant information on hazardous substances

Dräger VOICE is an essential tool for gaining expert knowledge on the safe handling of hazmats. It brings you up-to-date information on more than 1,700 hazardous substances and their physiochemical characteristics – and helps you protect your team in their work environments. Simply type a substance name into the tool and get vital information including workplace exposure limits, recommended gas detection solutions and recommended respiratory and chemical protection equipment.

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Safety excellence and smart operations with Focus FS


Focus FS is a cloud-based software platform that drives effective safety and operational performance for industrial worksites. Flexible, intuitive solutions give you the tools you need to streamline safety programs, maintain assets, and respond to incidents across your organization. Analytics and reporting provide insights which can be leveraged to facilitate accountability, corrective actions, and risk mitigation during safety operations.

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