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Individual solutions: gas detection systems designed for you

Every industrial plant is different. From our extensive experience, we know that fixed fire and gas detection systems are only as effective as the planning which goes in to them. To that end, we work in close collaboration with our customers to provide guidance through the complete process – from consultation through design, realisation and implementation. So, you can achieve the best possible solution for your specific needs.

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Customised monitoring solutions for a vast variety of industrial applications

Each industry and each application within, has its own requirements, challenges and legal regulations. A flame and gas detection system that fits exactly to your site won’t fit to another one. This is why we don’t sell fixed gas monitoring solution off-the-peg. We start by talking about your specific requirements, that has to be considered. In this step-by-step-process you can trust the vast experience and know-how of our experts. They will design a gas detection system for you that is neither too small nor too big, but ever: reliable.

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From small and simple to big detection systems with complex settings

Each fixed fire and gas detection system is individual – whether you need a simple alarm system for a manageable area or a tailor-made solution with highly complex settings. Whether you have many or only a view measuring points. Whether you need to create a completely new system or whether you have to integrate the solution into existing infrastructure. Discover this brief explanation of different requirements for a fixed gas detection system and see how our experts support you in every step of the process.

Fixed gas detection introduction

Introduction to Fixed Gas Detection

Dräger is a successful global player in the field of gas measuring technology. For more than 70 years we have been developing our products, repeatedly setting new standards for accuracy and durability.

No two gas warning systems are identical. Each Gas Detection Application is specific to a site and company conditions, due to potentially hazardous areas and legal regulations. 

Every gas detection system which we design, build and install is bespoke based on our client’s individual requirements to ensure it offers the best possible protection.

Our portfolio of fixed gas detection systems includes an extensive range of toxic, flammable and oxygen monitors as well as multiple other gas measuring technologies.

With the right solutions and reliable equipment, the threat of explosive gas leaks or overexposure to toxic hazards can be drastically reduced.


Fixed gas sales

Sales

Enquiries for our fixed gas detection systems can be received in numerous formats with a widely varying level of detail included. Our initial focus is to respond quickly, ensuring we have understood our client's requirements correctly.

Dependable information is needed to design gas warning systems. This is acquired by Dräger sales engineers talking to our clients, preferably on site, which allows us to…

• Assess the potential hazards present

• Discuss locations for devices, alarms and system components
• Decide on equipment selection and
• Recommend system specification and integration

We deliver support regarding a product or service which best satisfies the projects requirements in terms of technology, quality, price and delivery.

We guarantee the correct interpretation of our client’s needs whilst providing technical advice and guidance in the field of gas detection.

Fixed gas customer support

Customer Support

At Dräger our internal departments all work together to ensure our clients receive the highest level of support.

Our dedicated Proposal and Tender teams coordinate the formal customer responses to ensure that the quotations we send out are always accurate.

Our extensive team of specialists and engineers will  ensure that the proposals best meet s the client’s needs of our clients. 

Dräger is able to draw on industry knowledge gained during the course of thousands of successful local and global projects. 

Fixed gas products and services

Products and Services

We supply a complete range of industry-leading gas detection solutions backed by more than 70 years of research and development.

Our products and services include:

Toxic point gas detectors Utilising various technologies such as

  • Electrochemical
  • Infrared
  • Wireless solutions

Flammable point and Open Path gas detectors Including

  • Infrared
  • Catalytic bead
  • and Wireless technologies

Flame Detection devices including

  • Visual
  • Radiation based such as IR, UV and Triple IR

We also supply

  • Ultrasonic leak detection
  •  Control Systems
  • Bespoke Sample Systems

Our engineering team delivers complete end-to-end consulting – from design to equipment specification and installation guidance.

 We have the full in-house capability to assess hazardous environments in any application.

Our highly experienced teams will keep your project on track using proactive analysis, including advanced technologies and services – such as 3D simulations, custom wireless solutions and flame/gas modelling.



Fixed gas detection turnkey solutions

Turnkey Solutions

Dräger delivers complete gas detection systems designed specifically for our customer’s needs.

Our Project Management and Engineering teams work directly with you to address all of your needs from concept to completion.  

A dedicated project manager is assigned to each individual project and is responsible for the complete project delivery.

Our project management team provide full management of your fixed gas detection system ensuring the client is informed throughout the entire project.

Our Engineering team will design your system, incorporating technical drawings which are utilised to complete your final design before production commences.  

The build is undertaken in-house to maintain the highest level of quality control, delivered within your required timescales.

Taking an empty cabinet through to a complete control or bespoke sample system, our experienced technicians deliver exceptional builds to the highest standards.

Every system is tested in our dedicated area before it leaves our facility. Witnessed testing may be undertaken and can also be replicated at your location with a Site Acceptance test.

Customer acceptance and satisfaction is our key goal whilst delivering safety systems which adhere with customer requirements and industry regulations.

Site services

Site Services

Dräger offer a complete suite of on-site services to allow successful implementation and maintenance of your gas detection system.

Installation 

A key factor in the successful implementation of any gas detection system is the installation. Dräger provides a complete integration service including all necessary cabling, mounting and other features, ready for final commissioning.

Commissioning 

Our commissioning service ensures that your equipment is fully installed and working correctly. Our engineers provide you with the knowledge you need to be proactive and safe in maintaining your system. 

Training

Our training courses provide you with a better understanding of hazardous gas environments and the efficient use of our gas detection systems. This can be tailored for you on-site at your location, or at one of our specialist facilities.

Service and Maintenance:

Safety devices perform optimally when they are correctly calibrated and undergo regular maintenance. Our Dräger Services team includes 50 certified engineers in the UK area alone.

 Our goal is to make your work and maintenance tasks easier, offering a wide range of additional contract options:

•    Cleaning and disinfection

•    Fit test

•    Sensor exchange

•    Remote services

•    Software update

•    Customised service reports

•    Logistic/pick up

•    Priority services and

•    Local requirements

 Other services:

Although we recommend contracts for efficiency, we also offer repair and maintenance services on demand. 

•    Inspection, maintenance and repair

•    Installation and commissioning

•    Spare parts service

•    Regular software maintenance and updates

•    Provisioning of loan equipment shop and

•    Servicing of non-Dräger equipment

 Dräger services support our clients to ensure to optimal and safe operation of their gas detection systems.



Custom solutions

The integration of gas measuring and warning systems into existing infrastructures requires complex planning and flexible products. Chemical/physical data, technical potential, legal requirements and of course, your operational processes need to be aligned. We provide pre-sales technical assistance and product education along with technical presentations and demonstration on how a product meets your needs. This ensures that the correct devices and systems are provided for use within specific projects.

Assessment of individual factors

Gas hazards

All gases have different molecular properties, including weights. The gas hazard must be assessed and the system specified appropriately.

Location

The location in which you are monitoring should be assessed – including, for example, the ambient air flow. Fixed-point detection sensors rely on the gas passing across the sensor to be detected. Therefore, the gas detector must be positioned appropriately, taking into consideration the risk, environmental conditions and any other constraints.

Alarms

What do you want the fixed gas detection system to tell you? If you’re monitoring for explosive gases or oxygen depletion, it should tell you that there has been a gas leak. If you are monitoring toxic gases with average exposure limits – STEL (short-term exposure limit over 15 mins) or TWA (time-weighted average exposure limit over an 8 hour period) – the requirement may be to calculate these averages over these two periods or trigger at a specific level.

Closed loop

You can use fixed gas detection systems to monitor and control an environment. The outputs of the control panel can activate emergency extraction – for example, to ventilate a confined space and reduce the unwanted gases. In some cases, fixed gas detection systems activate to shut down processes as a safety precaution in order to allow for corrective maintenance.

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Custom solutions for each application

The integration of gas measuring and warning systems into existing infrastructures requires complex planning and flexible products. Chemical/physical data, technical potential, legal requirements and of course, the operational processes of your application need to be aligned. This ensures that the correct devices and systems are provided for use within specific applications.

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Solutions for tank farm

A large quantity of gases and/or liquids must be stored, which all have a flammable potential. Possible leaks pose a high danger for staff and production site.

What's your potential challenge:

  • Dimensions of the plant result in a large monitoring area
  • Long distances to production site and existing infrastructure
  • Entire tank has to be monitored
  • Highest possible degree of safety for reasonable costs
  • Integration of a new system into existing infrastructure

What's our specific solution:

  • Consulting, engineering, installation, commissioning, training/instruction, maintenance, extension and modification from one partner
  • Reliable and proven technology for point-, open-path-, ultrasonic- and flame-detection
  • Wired or wireless installation
  • Stand-alone, centrallized and / or de-centralized evaluation of the detection signal
  • Provision of interfaces to connect with your infrastructure

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Truly wireless: the GasSecure GS01 offers single-beam triple-wavelength infrared (IR) technology without cabling and flexible positioning.

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PIR 7000

The PIR 7000 is an explosion proof point infrared gas detector with

reliable and robust IR technology. Its large gas library makes it flexible to use.

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REGARD 7000

A flexible, modular and highly expandable analysis system for monitoring various gases and vapours. It can be used for many different channels.

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Pulsar 7000

The stationary open path gas detector is suited for the detection of explosive hydrocarbons in gases and vapours. It can monitor areas up to 200 m.

ViewPro 7000

Plant overviews, tables, alarm messages and diagrams provide an overview of measured values and the statuses of your gas warning systems.

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Polytron® 8900 UGLD

Early warning area monitor for detecting high-pressure gas leaks in outdoor industrial process environments. Thanks to an ultrasonic acoustic sensor, it responds earlier than conventional gas detectors.

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Dräger Flame 2700

With its multichannel IR sensor the Dräger Flame 2700 detects hydrocarbon- and hydrogen-based fires. 

It offers a high reliability against false alarms.

MetCam

The MetCam gas camera continuously monitors large areas for possible methane leaks. 

It makes the source and the intensity of the leaks visible. The camera can even detect small emissions.

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Solutions for waste water

Various chemical substances are used for disinfection and reprocessing of water. They must be monitored during storage and use, such as Cl₂, SO₂, O₃, and ClO₂.

What’s your potential challenge:

  • Storage of different gases
  • Definition of measuring points and distances under cost aspects
  • Rough and dirty environment for the transmitter

What’s our specific solution:

  • One partner for consulting, installation, commissioning and maintenance
  • Particularly durable electrochemical sensors, also for H₂S
  • Special sensors for disinfection, especially ozone, chlorine
  • Individual definition of alarm levels
  • Selection considers special requirements of the application in terms of robustness, but does not neglect the cost aspect either
  • Timely alerting leads to timely initiation of countermeasures

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Polytron® 3000

Intrinsically safe gas detector for the continuous monitoring of more than 60 toxic gases and oxygen in ambient air. It can be used for different ELCH-sensors.

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PEX 3000

The transmitter detects flammable gases and vapours in concentrations below their lower explosive limit (100 %LEL). It helps you to increase the explosion protection of your plant.

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PIR 7000

The long lasting PIR 7000 is an explosion proof point infrared gas detector with reliable and robust IR technology.

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Solutions for ammonia cooling

In the food & beverages industry ammonia is often used for cooling during the production process. It has to be stored and monitored constantly.

What’s your potential challenge:

  • Ammonia is toxic, flammable, corrosive, and has a destructive effect on plant components
  • Leaks must be detected as early as possible
  • During production ammonia is pressed into the cooling device under pressure which leads to high risks

What’s our specific solution:

  • Durable electrochemical sensors, also for ammonia
  • Adjustable alarm levels to detect leakages at an early stage
  • Individual advice on position and frequency of measuring points
  • Decision on automatic countermeasures based on individual situation
  • One partner on site for consultation, installation, commissioning and maintenance

Cold storage in the food and beverage industry

Over 130 million tonnes of ammonia are used globally each year. This makes it one of the most manufactured chemicals in the industry. However ammonia is toxic, and involves considerable risks when used as a coolant in industrial plants. Take a look at our video to learn how gas measuring technology can protect and support you against exposure.

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A gas detector that can satisfy all toxic and oxygen gas measurement applications on a single platform.

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REGARD® 3900

The devices can be used as standalone controllers. You can configurate up to 16 measuring channels.

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Catalytic Bead DrägerSensor

The flammable range of Ammonia (15 Vol% NH3) can be monitored with a catalytic heat-of-combustion sensor principle.

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PEX 3000

The transmitter detects flammable gases and vapours in concentrations below their lower explosive limit (100 %LEL). It helps you to increase the explosion protection of your plant.

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Solutions for solvent storage

A huge amount of different substances is stored in one place. Container leakages can cause an acute health or fire hazard for personnel and building.

What’s your potential challenge:

  • Different substances are detected in different sensitivities
  • Different substances require different calibrations of the IR and CatEx sensors
  • Correct positioning of the transmitter/sensors – with regard to air flow, behaviour of the gas in ambient air and possibilities within the building infrastructure

What’s our specific solution:

  • A wide range of different IR & CatEx sensors
  • Vast experience in the efficient placement of sensors/transmitters
  • Placement of transmitters according to the spatial requirements
  • Competent advice on the individual measuring points
  • Variety and quality of sensors – all necessary sensor technology is available
  • Service from commissioning to maintenance, usually close to the site

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The long lasting PIR 7000 is an explosion proof point infrared gas detector with reliable and robust IR technology – for a variety of target gases.

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REGARD® 3900

Configurable stand-alone Gas detection Controller for up to 16 channels.

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Dräger Flame 2700

With its multichannel IR sensor the Dräger Flame 2700 detects hydrocarbon- and hydrogen-based fires. 

It offers a high reliability against false alarms.

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Solutions for pharma sterilisation

H₂O₂ vapour is often used for sterilisation in the pharma industry. Only a few manufacturers offer a sensor for measuring H₂O₂ and have the infrastructure and procedure to perform a sensor calibration with the target gas – but we can.

What’s your potential challenge:

  • Limited space makes the placement of the sensors difficult
  • Potential damage of transmitter and sensor by H2O2 vapour, dynamic range of H2O2 concentrations - from sterilization process to clearance measurement
  • international QA/QC requirements & documentation over the life time of the sensing element

What’s our specific solution:

  • Development and production of H2O2 sensors
  • Two measuring ranges for different applications (HC – High Concentration & LC – Low Concentration)
  • Our transmitters are made of highly robust material suitable for the application
  • Operation with remote sensors in case of confined spaces
  • Accredited re-calibration lab issues necessary documentation

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Reliable transmitter with display and various accessories, like remote sensors.

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A high resolution touch panel for decentral visualization and data processing of gas concentrations.

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The devices can be used as standalone controllers. You can configurate up to 16 measuring channels.

Dräger Gas Sampling Solutions

Dräger is specialized to engineer individual gas sampling solutions for a wide range of process applications. The solution is basically composed of 4 main steps: 

  1. Sampling at the process itself
  2. The transport of the medium to the measuring point
  3. To measure the concentration of the target gas at the transmitter
  4. To forward the recorded data to control system, like REGARD 7000.



Gas Sampling








Engineering of the complete solution

  • Gas sample at process site transport & treatment of the gas.
  • Integration of the data into higher control systems.

Optionally integrated pump

Can be ordered as non-Ex or Ex variant. Alternatively, a SAM system can be supplied with gas samples via an injector.

Monitoring from harsh process conditions

High quality of accessories: filters condensate traps, flame arrestors, pumps, Dräger transmitter

Reliable measurement of gases and mixture of gases.

Due to Dräger sensor technology

Transport of the gas

With modular structure: Optional filters and heaters / coolers integrated

Sampling station

Completely assembled and delivered with or without housing

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Aberdeen, AB23 8JX

+44 (0) 1224 701 569