It’s not often I travel to one of the world’s most beautiful places review a gas detector! But given the claims and discussions surrounding Blackline’s G7, we felt the Sierra de Tramuntana would be a great starting place to test both performance and connectivity. And trust – there’s a lot to talk about when I get back to the office!
Something strikes you the first time you pick up an ALTAIR® 4X and that’s its tactile, easy to grip design. Now I know this may seem a little irrelevant to you died hard gas testers, but as we always say – when you pick a device up, you instinctively know whether it’s right or not. And that “just right” feel is exactly what the ALTAIR® 4X gives you.
So here we are, the long awaited release of the Dräger X-am 8000 has arrived. So does it live up to the high expectations we have of the Dräger brand?
Well on first sights it looks sleek and feels great. The clear display, classic Dräger 3 button menu makes for intuitive to navigation. The pumped and diffusive options provide numerous sampling applications, comparable to the other pumped instrument out there.
As we move into a prolonged period of cold weather, gas survey vehicles will start to patrol our streets. Their purpose is to locate gas escapes caused by the effects of the elements. Gas transporters such as National Grid in the UK; use gas survey vehicles to proactively monitor leakage levels in the sensitive areas.
So on first sight, area gas alarms appear to be a fantastic solution to many tricky situations where flammable, and toxic gases may collect. The same if true when low or raise oxygen is the hazard. “A fully integrated web of highly sophisticated gas alarms would therefore appear to be just what is needed!”
The natural gas released from fracking can be easy detected using a variety of gas detectors fitted with the right sensor. The best devices are those currently used by the UK’s gas utilities, such as the GMI Gas Surveyor range; although, all major manufacturers have devices that will work almost as well and often for less money.
The X-am 7000 gas detector is definitely the most sofiaticated portable gas detector we have received for testing to date.
Its sleak design and robust sensor housing makes it an ideal choice for those harsh environments and tough working conditions.
You may ask however; “is the X-am 7000 worth the high price it demands from suppliers?” Well to answer that question you’ll need to dig deeper into its capabilities and find out what lies beneath a its basic outward appearance.