Area gas monitor

As their name implies, area gas monitors (or area monitoring systems) are gas detection units designed to ensure workers’ safety on a defined area. Contrary to classic portable gas detectors that are personal protective equipment (PPE), area gas monitors are made to secure a defined area where several operators are working.

Particularly well-suited to detect the potential presence of gases in petro chemistry, refineries, confined spaces or wastewater treatment operations, area gas monitors can detect from 1 up to 7 gases simultaneously.

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The area gas monitor

Half-way between a portable gas detector and a fixed gas detector

A gas area monitor is a multi gas monitor that concentrates the assets of a fixed gas detector in a portable, robust and user-friendly device. Thus it combines the fixed gas detection philosophy (powerful alerts visible from far away, relay and communication) to the freedom of a portable device that can easily be carried out depending on the needs.

Featuring long-lasting batteries that can run up to several weeks depending on the configuration, area gas monitors can also be plugged to the main power source using an intrinsically safe connection kit for long-term operations. These devices can be connected to each other as well in order to ensure a safety perimeter.

Area gas monitor: a multi gas detector with a large range of gas detection sensors

Particularly well-suited to detect the potential presence of gases in petro chemistry, refineries, confined spaces or wastewater treatment operations, area gas monitors can detect from 1 up to 7 gases simultaneously: combustible gases, AsH3, CL2, CO, COCl2, ETO, F2, H2, H2S, HCl, HCN, HF, NO, NO2, NH3, O2, O3, PH3, SiH4, SO2 and VOCs (volatile organic compound).

The two most commonly used versions in the industry are the 4 gas version: EXPLO (combustible gases, solvents and hydrocarbons), O2 (oxygen defficiency), CO (carbon monoxide), H2S (hydrogen sulphide); and the 5 gas version with VOCs (volatile organic compounds) added to the 4 classic gases.

Our area gas monitors

The BM25 area gas monitor

The BM25 monitor is the most well known and most popular of the area gas monitors. As a Oldham detector(now Teledyne), it is very widespread on public works sites in its 4 gas version (explosive gases, lack of oxygen, carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

The X-zone 5500 area gas monitor

The Dräger X-zone 5500 area gas monitor, is a bit different from conventional area gas monitors. It is an innovative and powerful concept that integrates Dräger X-am 5000, 5100 or 5600 portable gas detectors in the monitor to form a unique and flexible system.

The Radius BZ1 area gas monitor

The Radius BZ1 is a latest generation area gas monitor, so it combines all the latest advances in gas detection and robustness. With Industrial Scientific's LENS Wireless technology, the Radius BZ1 monitors communicate with each other and with the Ventis Pro series portable gas detectors.

The G7C EXO connected & geolocated area gas monitor

The G7 EXO area gas monitor is the first area monitor connected to the cloud with integrated 2G / 3G / 4G communications. When the G7 EXO is activated, it automatically connects to the Blackline Safety cloud network and continuously transmits site alarms and alerts.