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Biogas analyzer for waste management and recycling

Biogas is exhausted from biological degradation of organic matter without oxygen. This gas is naturally emitted in swamps, landfills, etc. It is artificially produced as well for waste management – waste water, sewage and any organic waste treatment – to produce energy.

Biogas analyzer for waste management and recycling

Biogas production – through plants or digesters – and recycling are encouraged, however biogas remains a factor of global warming. This production, treatment and valorization processes thus require appropriate control and follow-up with biogas monitoring devices. In power plants, treatment and production centers, fixed and/or portable biogas analyzers for worker’s safety are required.

  • Biogas composition and effects on health

    Biogas is composed of several gases with different properties. Amongst them is methane (CH4) – primary gas that composes biogas from 50 to 70% - which is a combustible gas particularly used in power plants (gas turbine). Biogas is also composed of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) – a toxic gas – and carbon dioxide (CO2) – which is an asphyxiating gas – and water vapors (H2O) as well.
     
    As it is mainly composed of methane, biogas is above all a combustible and flammable gas. Because of the presence of hydrogen sulfide, it is also toxic and corrosive. Anaerobic fermentation also implies bacteria and particles that can cause disturbances to humans. Because of that, biogas presence has to be constantly measured and monitored - usually with a biogas analyzer.
     
    Short exposure to high concentrations does not lead to death. Symptoms of this exposure type are breathing tracts and eye irritation. In case of chronic exposure, organ failure can impact the digestive system (abdominal pain) and the brain (chronic tiredness).

  • Effects on health :

    As it is mainly composed by methane, the biogas is a combustible gas. It is also toxic and corrosive because of the presence of hydrogene sulphide.
    The anaerobic fermentation fermentation also produce bacteria and suspended particles that can cause disturbances to humans.

    A brief exposure to high concentrations does not lead to death. The symptoms linked to this kind of exposure are an irritation of the respiratory tracts and eye conjunctivitis).
    In case of chronic exposure, some organ failures such as the digestive system (abdominal pain) and the brain (chronic fatigue) have been observed. Thus the use of gas detection devices like a biogas analyzer and wearing the proper respiratory protection equipment is essential.

  • Biogas detectors and analyzers :

    Biogas analyzer (fixed or portable)

    Biogas is appropriate for cogeneration, which means a combined production of heat and electricity. As their properties can vary, gas turbines will need to adapt to biogas composition. A biogas analyzer (fixed or portable) measures and controls this gas quality for optimal performance.

    Biogas detector and area gas monitor

    Because of the different gases included in the composition of biogas, the most commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE) is a 4 gas detector (CH4, O2, CO & H2S). Nevertheless, using a multi-gas detector with CH4, O2, CO, CO2 and H2S sensors is more relevant. In addition to portable gas detectors, area gas monitors will ensure monitoring on the full production zone.

Portable gas detector and biogas analyzers

Our full range of biogas analyzers dedicated to methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide concentration levels monitoring. A complete selection of portable gas detectors to ensure workers safety.

The X-am 2500 portable 4 gas monitor has been especially designed to accurately monitor concentrations of 1 up to 4 gases:  combustible gas (0 - 100% LEL) oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The device is guaranteed for 3 years.

  • 4 gas monitor: Drager portable multi gas detector for oxygen O2,CO, H2S, NO2, and SO2 monitoring
  • Large LCD display for easy concentrations reading
  • High capacity battery for over 12 hours operation
  • Ergonomic and robust design, ATEX approved
  • Long-lasting specific sensors
  • Available with optional pump for remote sampling
  • Additional information
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Portable 4 gas monitor X-am 2500

The X-am 2500 portable 4 gas monitor has been especially designed to accurately monitor concentrations of 1 up to 4 gases:  combustible gas (0 - 100% LEL) oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The device is guaranteed for 3 years.

4 gas monitor: Drager portable multi gas detector for oxygen O2,CO, H2S, NO2, and SO2 monitoring
  • Large LCD display for easy concentrations reading
  • High capacity battery for over 12 hours operation
  • Ergonomic and robust design, ATEX approved
  • Long-lasting specific sensors
  • Available with optional pump for remote sampling
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Especially designed for use in hazardous atmospheres, the X-am 2500 portable multi gas detector is ATEX approved for zone 0 (permanent explosive atmosphere). This small 4 gas monitor can accurately and reliably detect the presence of up to 4 gases among O2 (oxygen), CO (carbon monoxide), H2S (hydrogen sulfide), NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and SO2 (sulfur dioxide).

The powerful tiny sensors of the X-am 2500 multi gas detector allow safe and reliable detection of hazardous gases concentrations. Thus these high performance gas detection sensors are ideally well-suited for industrial applications and refineries. Moreover, thanks to their unique design, these gas detection sensors feature a long-lasting shelf life – up to 5 years for O2, CO and H2S sensors. This high sensor durability then enables reduction of gas detection related operating costs.

Thanks to its compact and lightweight design associated to a robust crocodile clip, the X-am 2500 portable 4 gas monitor can be easily and comfortably worn on a belt or on a collar without disturbing the user. Moreover, this portable multi gas  detector features several gas entries on the top and on the front in order to properly operate even if the device is inside a pocket or if one of the entries is accidentally covered. As a safety device against potentially dangerous gas concentrations, the X-am 2500 has a 3 years guarentee to ensure maximum security to its user.

The X-am 2500 portable gas monitor  features a large easy to read LCD display. All of the target gases are simultaneously displayed on the screen and once a gas alarm occurs, the hazardous target gas is highlighted for fast recognition of the hazard. The ultra-bright visual alarm can be seen at 360° and is coupled with acoustic 90 dB at 30 cm and vibrating alarms.

An optional gas sampling pump is available to draw remote samples up to 30 meters in order to get sure of gases concentrations in confined spaces like tanks or pits before any intervention. This gas sampling pump, designed for this 4 gas monitor, automatically triggers upon the device start-up and it is very easy for the user to switch from pump mode to diffusion mode without any tool.

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Ultra-compact and lightweight, the X-am 5600 multi gas meter has been especially designed to detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, odorants, COCl2, ozone and different organic vapors.

  • Drager x am 5600 multi gas meter with electrochemical and infrared gas sensors
  • Rugged design with ultra-compact size
  • Infrared gas detection technology
  • Hydrogen detection with electrochemical sensor
  • Opportunity to connect an external sampling pump
  • ATEX approved for use in zone 0
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Multi gas meter X-am 5600

Ultra-compact and lightweight, the X-am 5600 multi gas meter has been especially designed to detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, odorants, COCl2, ozone and different organic vapors.

Drager x am 5600 multi gas meter with electrochemical and infrared gas sensors
  • Rugged design with ultra-compact size
  • Infrared gas detection technology
  • Hydrogen detection with electrochemical sensor
  • Opportunity to connect an external sampling pump
  • ATEX approved for use in zone 0
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The X-am 5600 portable multi gas detector is a personal protective equipment that has been especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 6 gases. Thanks to an innovative combination of infrared and electrochemical gas detection sensors, this portable gas detector can quickly, reliably and accurately detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, Odorants, COCl2, Ozone and different organic vapors.

The X-am 5600 has been designed to combine performance and discretion. This way, thanks to a compact size and a light weight, it won’t annoy its user. Easy to wear and to use, this portable multi gas meter is robust and can be used in hostile industrial environments. IP67 certified, it is resistant to water and dust. Moreover, thanks to its rubber housing, this personal gas monitor features an increased resistance to impacts and shocks for use in difficult conditions. As it also features a crocodile clip, it can be easily be attached to a pocket or a collar in order to monitor concentrations inhaled by the operator.

The X-am 5600 multi gas meter can monitor up to 6 gases thanks to electrochemical and infrared sensors. Because of their huge durability and resistance, infrared gas detection sensors can operate for up to 8 years and only require one annual calibration. Thus reducing maintenance and operating costs. This way, this detector can be equipped with an IR Ex sensor to monitor combustible gases (with a measuring range between 0 and 100% of the volume for methane, ethylene and propane for example), an IR CO2 sensor to detect carbon dioxide or an electrochemical sensor for hydrogen detection.

When equipped with an external sampling pump – available in option – the X-am 5600 can draw remote samples up to 30 meters away in order to get hazardous gas concentrations before any intervention. This system is very convenient before any entry in confined spaces like tanks or pits.

Lastly, this lightweight and compact detector is ATEX approved for use in zone 0 - continuous explosive atmosphere.

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Especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 7 gases, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can also be equipped with an external sampling pump to draw remote samples. For combustible gas (catalytic or infrared), amines, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2 (electrochemical or infrared), H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, SO2 and volatile organic compounds (10.6 eV PID lamp) monitoring.

  • 7 gas monitor by Drager: the X-am 8000 multi gas detector with 5 sensors
  • Five sensor locations to detect up to 7 gases
  • Inductive charging
  • Colored display for easy readouts
  • Impact detection system
  • Optional external gas sampling pump
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X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector

Especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 7 gases, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can also be equipped with an external sampling pump to draw remote samples. For combustible gas (catalytic or infrared), amines, Cl2, ClO2, CO, CO2 (electrochemical or infrared), H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, PH3, SO2 and volatile organic compounds (10.6 eV PID lamp) monitoring.

7 gas monitor by Drager: the X-am 8000 multi gas detector with 5 sensors
  • Five sensor locations to detect up to 7 gases
  • Inductive charging
  • Colored display for easy readouts
  • Impact detection system
  • Optional external gas sampling pump
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Especially designed for use in pump mode or diffusion mode, the X-am 8000 portable multi gas detector can simultaneously monitor up to 7 gases.

 

Particularly well-suited to perform control measurement before operating in confined spaces, the 7 gas monitor X-am 8000 can be equipped with an external sampling pump available in option. Using the pump mode is very convenient and useful to monitor spaces hard to access. Easy to mount and to remove, this pump requires no tools and is it very easy to switch from diffusion mode to pump mode.

 

Compact and discrete, this portable 7 gas monitor features 3 navigation keys and a colored display for easy and swift measurement values readout. Very convenient, this detector has been engineered for one-handed operation. As it is also robust and rugged, this multi gas detector is extremely efficient in hostile environments and in the harshest conditions.

 

This device also features three bright LED indicators based on a color code compliant with the NF EN 60079-29-1, NF EN 45544-1 and NF EN 50104 standards. This way, the red light indicates an alarm due to hazardous concentrations gas; the yellow light an alarm is related to a device failure –like a low battery status for example - and the green light indicates the proper operation of the device and that it is ready for use. In case of an alert event, audible (110 dB at 30 cm) and vibrating alarms are activated in addition to the visual alarm.

 

The 7 gas monitor X-am 8000 also integrates an impact detection system. This way, any mechanical impact that can damage the device is stored in the device’s memory. This data is stored in the device internal memory that can also store data on hundreds of exposure hours.

 

Lastly, the X-am 8000 portable mutli gas detector is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be charged through an induction charger. Thanks to this innovative non-intrusive charging system, common issues from standard charging systems are removed – such as pin corrosion and contact problems.

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The X-am 5000 portable gas detector represents an ideal solution for individual protection and monitoring of combustible and toxic gases as well as oxygen. Small and lightweight, this multi gas detector can simultaneously detect the presence of 1 up to 5 gases.

  • 5 gas monitor Drager X-am 5000 for combustible, toxic gases and oxygen monitoring
  • Ergonomic, compact and lightweight
  • Customizable with interchangeable sensors
  • Powered with alkaline or T4 batteries
  • Water and dust resistant, insensitive to electromagnetic interferences
  • Optional external pump to draw remote samples
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5 gas monitor X-am 5000

The X-am 5000 portable gas detector represents an ideal solution for individual protection and monitoring of combustible and toxic gases as well as oxygen. Small and lightweight, this multi gas detector can simultaneously detect the presence of 1 up to 5 gases.

5 gas monitor Drager X-am 5000 for combustible, toxic gases and oxygen monitoring
  • Ergonomic, compact and lightweight
  • Customizable with interchangeable sensors
  • Powered with alkaline or T4 batteries
  • Water and dust resistant, insensitive to electromagnetic interferences
  • Optional external pump to draw remote samples
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The X-am 5000 5 gas monitor is the world’s smallest handheld multi gas detector. This personal safety equipment has been especially designed to accurately and reliably detect the presence of combustible and toxic gases, amines and organic vapors but also to monitor the presence of oxygen in ambient air.

With its ultra-compact size and its low weight, the X-am 5000 monitor is easy to wear, attached to a pocket or directly on a collar in order to measure concentrations inhaled by its users. This device features two buttons to navigate the intuitive and user-friendly menus.

The interchangeable Ex catalytic sensors used in this detector can be easily replaced for use in a large number of applications. These sensors are engineered for measures from the lower explosive limit (LEL) up to 100% of the volume. Because they are interchangeable, these catalytic gas detection sensors can be easily replaced. The user can also add sensors to upgrade a detector in order to detect new gases. Moreover, these sensors feature excellent stability and enhanced resistance against poisons like hydrogen sulfide or silicon. Their lifetime can exceed 4 years.

In compliance with the IP67 standard, the X-am 5000 5 gas monitor is airtight to dust and water. Thanks to its rubber housing, this detector is also resistant to shocks, vibrations and impacts in order to be used in the most difficult environments.

Thanks to an optional external pump, the X-am 5000 can also be used to draw remote samples up to 30 meters away. This pump can be easily and quickly mounted and removed and requires no tool. This way, operators can easily switch from diffusion mode to pump mode in order to control the presence of hazardous concentrations of gases before any intervention in confined space – for applications in tanks for example).

Lastly, the X-am 5000 portable multi gas detector is available with two power supply opportunities: either with alkaline batteries or with a rechargeable T4 battery. Furthermore, its integrated data logger can store up to 1,000 hours of data per interval of one minute.

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Biogas protection equipment

The M20.2 is the world’s smallest emergency escape breathing device (or EEBD). Compact, lightweight and ergonomic, it can be easily belt-mounted.

  • emergency escape breathing device M20.2
  • On use / stand-by duration : 15-20 minutes / 32 minutes
  • Donning time : less than 10 seconds.
  • Compact and lightweight: 18.3 x 16.5 x 7.9 cm – less than 1 kg.
  • Can be refurbished after use.
  • Compressed oxygen air supply.
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Emergency escape breathing device M20.2

The M20.2 is the world’s smallest emergency escape breathing device (or EEBD). Compact, lightweight and ergonomic, it can be easily belt-mounted.

emergency escape breathing device M20.2
  • On use / stand-by duration : 15-20 minutes / 32 minutes
  • Donning time : less than 10 seconds.
  • Compact and lightweight: 18.3 x 16.5 x 7.9 cm – less than 1 kg.
  • Can be refurbished after use.
  • Compressed oxygen air supply.
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Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

  • drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape
  • Up to 60 minutes autonomy.
  • Shock absorbent shell to protect the device.
  • Safety Eye for easy visual safety check.
  • Dimensions: 265 x 217 x 125 mm for less than 4 kg.
  • Approved in compliance with SA 89/686/CEE DIN EN 13794 standards and Australian coal mining.
  • Storage shelf life up to 10 years.
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Self-rescuer SCSR OXY 3000/6000

Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape
  • Up to 60 minutes autonomy.
  • Shock absorbent shell to protect the device.
  • Safety Eye for easy visual safety check.
  • Dimensions: 265 x 217 x 125 mm for less than 4 kg.
  • Approved in compliance with SA 89/686/CEE DIN EN 13794 standards and Australian coal mining.
  • Storage shelf life up to 10 years.
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Especially designed for emergency situations, the Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus is the ideal solutions to evacuate environments that rapidly deteriorated. This device provides up to 15 minutes of breathing air for safe evacuation.

  • Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus, short interventions SCBA by Drager
  • Easy to don
  • Hood with large field of view
  • Provides from 10 to 15 minutes of breathing air depending on the model
  • Complies with current standards
  • Reduced maintenance
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Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus

Especially designed for emergency situations, the Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus is the ideal solutions to evacuate environments that rapidly deteriorated. This device provides up to 15 minutes of breathing air for safe evacuation.

Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus, short interventions SCBA by Drager
  • Easy to don
  • Hood with large field of view
  • Provides from 10 to 15 minutes of breathing air depending on the model
  • Complies with current standards
  • Reduced maintenance
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The Saver CF is a compressed air evacuation breathing apparatus especially designed for emergency situations. Available in two different versions, the Saver CF provides its user 10 or 15 minutes of breathing air autonomy in order to evacuate any hazardous and contaminated area that could affect health.

Easy to don and operate, the Saver CF emergency evacuation breathing apparatus can easily been carried either as a chest bag or over the shoulder. Its flameproof hood has been especially engineered to fit in any morphologies and face shapes including people wearing glasses and/or a beard. Compact and lightweight, the Saver CF breathing can be easily mounted on a wall or any strategic location to ease evacuations from hazardous areas. Featuring a large visor, this hood provides wearer a large field of view.

Regardless the selected model – Saver CF10 or Saver CF15 – this emergency breathing apparatus provides user a pressure of 200 bar for an airflow in the hood of 35 to 37 liters per minute. The 10 minutes version is equipped with a compressed air cylinder made of aluminium that contains 2 liters at 200 bar while the 15 minutes version includes a steel cylinder of 3 liters at 200 bar.

Thanks to advanced technologies, the Saver CF self-contained breathing apparatus is compliant with current standards and regulations on compressed air emergency respiratory protective devices. Moreover, because of its unique design, this device requires hardly no maintenance. A lateral transparent window enables user to quickly and safely control the cylinder manometer without opening the device.

Available in standard orange version with a soft bag, the Saver CF also fateures a black antistatic version that meets even the most demanding requirements for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX zone 0). An integrated alarm whistle alerts wearer in case of low autonomy of the cylinder for even safer evacuation.

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Especially designed for industrial applications, the self-contained breathing apparatus R-Pas combines reliability, performance and comfort of use. Composed by an SCBA mask, a compressed air cylinder and a harness, the R-Pas complete set is provided in its carrying case.

  • complete SCBA set R-pas kit by Dräger: a full self-contained breathing apparatus in its carrying case
  • Efficient weight balance
  • Air supply hose and manometer integrated to the harness
  • Full face respiratory protective mask
  • Provided with high visibility orange carrying case
  • Well suited for use in ATEX zones
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R-Pas complete SCBA set with carrying case

Especially designed for industrial applications, the self-contained breathing apparatus R-Pas combines reliability, performance and comfort of use. Composed by an SCBA mask, a compressed air cylinder and a harness, the R-Pas complete set is provided in its carrying case.

complete SCBA set R-pas kit by Dräger: a full self-contained breathing apparatus in its carrying case
  • Efficient weight balance
  • Air supply hose and manometer integrated to the harness
  • Full face respiratory protective mask
  • Provided with high visibility orange carrying case
  • Well suited for use in ATEX zones
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Especially designed for use in industrial applications, the R-Pas set is a self-contained breathing apparatus with reduced maintenance needs. It combines performance, reliability and comfort of use.

Particularly lightweight and multifunction, this open-circuit SCBA is an ideal solution in presence of toxic gases or for use in poorly oxygenated environments. As it is compliant with the EN 137-2 standard, the R-Pas set is also recommended for fire interventions. Thus it is widely used by firefighters all around the world.

Delivered complete in its high visibility orange carrying case, the R-Pas is part of the latest generation of self-contained breathing apparatus. It is composed by an SCBA mask, a compressed air cylinder and a harness.

The harness is lightweight and easy to don. It is equipped with a factory pre-set flow regulator and a demand flow regulator. Thanks to its lightweight, antistatic and shock resistant design and rubber protection for the manometer, this harness is especially made for use in the harshest environments. Its harness is made of lightweight flameproof buckles, adjustable straps and rubber backplate highly resistant to chemical products. This way, the R-Pas SCBA is well-suited for fire situations. Moreover air supplying and manometer hoses are directly mounted into the harness backplate for better comfort.

The SCBA mask included in the R-Pas set is made of elastomer for easy adjustment and perfect fit with any shape of face. Thanks to its dual airtight seal and a 180° visor, this respiratory protective mask offers an outstanding comfort of use and a large distortion-free field of view for an excellent peripheral view. Furthermore this mask is provided with a specific bag in order not to be damaged or scratched during transport in the carrying case.

The compressed air cylinder that is also included in the R-Pas set is lightweight and robust. Made of lightened steel, this cylinder is equipped with an EN tap. Thanks to its 6 liters capacity at 300 bars, this compressed air cylinder provides clean air for approximately 40 minutes for safe interventions.

The high visibility orange carrying case has been especially designed to carry the full SCBA R-Pas set, including the connected cylinder and is ready for use.

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