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Acetylene – C2H2

This page presents information about acetylene (C2H2), appropriate detection means – C2H2 gas detector – and respiratory protective equipment (self-contained breathing apparatus and supplied air respirator).

C2H2 gas detector and acetylene respiratory protection

Acetylene properties

Acethylene (C2H2) – also known as Ethyne – is a compound from the alkynes group. This gas is oftentimes used in the chemical industry as base material in organic compounds synthesis (such as acrylate or chloroethylene). Acetylene is also used during hydrocarbon cracking process (petroleum refining) and while welding with temperatures up to 3,000°C.

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Acetylene effects on health

At ambient temperature, ethyne is a colorless and theoretically odorless (when it is a pure gas). Even if this gas is not toxic, respiratory hazards may lead to suffocation. It is extremely flammable (R12) and features risks of explosion (R5) with or without air contact (R6). It basically reacts with almost any oxidizer and can compose toxic and/or corrosive gas mixtures even at low concentrations.

Acetylene effects on health C2H2

Acetylene effects on health (C2H2)

C2H2 gas detector (Acetylene)

As acetylene is colorless and odorless when pure, only a C2H2 gas detector can accurately measure concentrations of this gas. Two acetylene detection methods are available: either in toxicity with a ppm measurement (PortaSens), or in explosivity with LEL percentage measurement (combustible gas detector).

The Pac 8000 OV can monitor many gases and organic vapors. The device is waterproof and ideally adapts to the harshest conditions.

  • Organic vapors detector PAC 8000 OV by Drager
  • Water and dust proof
  • Detects many gases and organic vapors
  • 2 years battery lifespan
  • Housing resistant to extreme conditions
  • ATEX, cCSAus, IECEx, CE compliant
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Organic vapors detector PAC 8000 OV

The Pac 8000 OV can monitor many gases and organic vapors. The device is waterproof and ideally adapts to the harshest conditions.

Organic vapors detector PAC 8000 OV by Drager
  • Water and dust proof
  • Detects many gases and organic vapors
  • 2 years battery lifespan
  • Housing resistant to extreme conditions
  • ATEX, cCSAus, IECEx, CE compliant
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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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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
  • Additional information
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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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X-zone 5500 area gas monitor that can control up to 6 gases at the same time. Compatible with X-am 5100, 5000 & 5600 portable gas detectors. Up to 25 of these devices can easily be interconnected wirelessly to create a complete portable gas detection system. High autonomy of 120 hours, 14 hours charging time.

For CO, H2S, Ex, CO2, CL2, COCl2, H2, H2O2, HBr, HCl, HF, HNO3, HCN, N2H4, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, OV, OV-A, PH3, POCl3, SO2, Amines on site detection.

  • Drager X-zone area gas monitor for worksite safety
  • Area gas detector simultaneously monitoring up to 6 gases
  • Audible alarm:  360° 120 dB – at 30 cm
  • Autonomy: 120h – charge time 14 h – induction (no wire) or universal charger
  • ATEX, IECEx, CASE/US compliant – Ingress protection IP67
  • Operating conditions: max. temperature +50 °C, 700 to 1 300 hPa pressure, 10 to 95 % humidity

 

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Area gas monitor – X-zone 5500

X-zone 5500 area gas monitor that can control up to 6 gases at the same time. Compatible with X-am 5100, 5000 & 5600 portable gas detectors. Up to 25 of these devices can easily be interconnected wirelessly to create a complete portable gas detection system. High autonomy of 120 hours, 14 hours charging time.

For CO, H2S, Ex, CO2, CL2, COCl2, H2, H2O2, HBr, HCl, HF, HNO3, HCN, N2H4, NH3, NO, NO2, O2, O3, OV, OV-A, PH3, POCl3, SO2, Amines on site detection.

Drager X-zone area gas monitor for worksite safety
  • Area gas detector simultaneously monitoring up to 6 gases
  • Audible alarm:  360° 120 dB – at 30 cm
  • Autonomy: 120h – charge time 14 h – induction (no wire) or universal charger
  • ATEX, IECEx, CASE/US compliant – Ingress protection IP67
  • Operating conditions: max. temperature +50 °C, 700 to 1 300 hPa pressure, 10 to 95 % humidity

 

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Acetylene respiratory protection (C2H2)

Acetylene is not a toxic gas. Nevertheless, risks remain present with suffocation. Thus wearing an air purifying respiratory protection is clearly not recommended. Users have to opt for an opened circuit self-contained breathing apparatus or an air supplying respirator for long-term applications.

The X-plore 9300 is a supplied air respirator that provides constant air flow to its user. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, this device offers comfort of use and improved safety.

  • The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator by Drager, SAR system for better safety
  • 3 to 10 bar inlet pressure
  • Integrated pressure reducer
  • Safe air flow adjustment
  • Robust and easy to use
  • Additional information
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Supplied air respirator X-plore 9300

The X-plore 9300 is a supplied air respirator that provides constant air flow to its user. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, this device offers comfort of use and improved safety.

The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator by Drager, SAR system for better safety
  • 3 to 10 bar inlet pressure
  • Integrated pressure reducer
  • Safe air flow adjustment
  • Robust and easy to use
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The X-plore 9300 supplied air respirator system – or SAR - features enhanced functions such as a patented pressure reducer or a self-check function to provide optimal comfort of use and improved safety. Especially designed for simple industrial applications, the X-plore 9300 provides a continuous air flow to its user.

In compliance with the EN 14954 standard, the X-plore 9300 airline respirator is a compact and lightweight device – less than 0.5 kg – that shall be worn on belt. Thanks to supply hose connectors, this supplied air respirator system provides constant air flow into a facepiece (respiratory protective mask, full hood or half-hood) with increased flexibility. Fully compatible with the X-plore 8000 SAR facepieces series, the X-plore 9300 airline respirator also features a pressure regulator that enables user to adjust the injected air flow between 200 and 1,200 liters per minute. It can also be used with helmets and protective visors.

The integrated auto test function automatically turns on once the device is powered. Thanks to this function, the user doesn’t need to control the proper operation of the device before each use. This way, users significantly gain time to operate. An alarm whistle is added to this auto test unit in order to indicate that the device can properly operate and to alert in case of insufficient air supply. Moreover, this supplied air respirator system requires no particular maintenance. Spare parts of this device can also be easily replaced at lower cost.

Particularly robust and easy to use, the X-plore 9300 SAR has been designed for use in demanding environments and is even approved for use in potentially explosive areas.

The X-plore 9300 constant flow supplied air respirator system is compatible with a whole range of accessories including standard belt, leather belt or decontaminable belt but also a range of 3 to 50 meters air supply hoses for hoods, helmets or visors. The X-plore 9300 can also be connected to the X-plore 4740 half-mask or to the X-plore 6300, Panorama or FPS 700 full face masks.

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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
  • Additional information
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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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The PAS X-Plore is an on-demand airline respirator system composed by a fullface mask, a belt-worn air supplying unit and a demand valve. This device has been especially designed to offer a respiratory protective solution to users without cluttering activities and operations.

  • Supplied air respirator system, airline respirator PAS x-plore by Drager
  • Robust, rugged and easy to use
  • Suitable for many applications
  • Cost-effective maintenance
  • Advanced features
  • Optimal comfort of use
  • Additional information
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PAS X-Plore airline respirator system

The PAS X-Plore is an on-demand airline respirator system composed by a fullface mask, a belt-worn air supplying unit and a demand valve. This device has been especially designed to offer a respiratory protective solution to users without cluttering activities and operations.

Supplied air respirator system, airline respirator PAS x-plore by Drager
  • Robust, rugged and easy to use
  • Suitable for many applications
  • Cost-effective maintenance
  • Advanced features
  • Optimal comfort of use
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The PAS X-Plore airline respirator mask with on demand valve has been especially engineered for use in industrial and demanding environments. In order to operate properly, this supplied air respirator must be composed by a fullface mask, a belt and a demand valve.

Thanks to advanced and user-friendly features such as a patented flow reducer and a self-check function, users benefit from high comfort of use, enhanced safety and reinforced flexibility.

With an inlet pressure from 5 to 10 bar and its patented airflow reducing system, the PAS X-plore airline respirator system covers a very large range of industrial applications. This special function enables users to benefit from a constant air flow even in case of pressure modification in the external air source. Moreover, these supplied air respirator units integrate a secured flow adjustment in order to increase air flow and user comfort.

PAS X-plore system is fully compatible with Nova Panorama full face mask. This suplied air respirator is a reference for safety and comfort of use. With an ergonomic design and available in EPDM version or silicon version, it provides its user with an optimal large field of vision as well as comfortable and safe adjustments.

Also compatible with the PAS X-plore airline respirator system, the Dräger PSS® demand valve has been especially designed for extreme applications: once connected to a respiratory protective mask, this valve can rotate in order to fit in any movement of the user.

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Especially designed to carry up to four compressed air cylinders, the PAS AirPack 1 breathing air cart  by Dräger is an ideal solution for any operator who needs a large breathing air supply while using a supplied air respirator with high mobility.

  • Breathing air cart for supplied air respirator system: Pas Airpack1 mobile air cart by Dräger
  • Robust and resistant breathing air cart
  • Ideal solution for long term applications
  • High pressure entry 200 or 300 bar 
  • Can carry up to 4 compressed air cylinders
  • Hose reel with brake mechanism
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PAS AirPack 1 Breathing air cart for supplied air respirators

Especially designed to carry up to four compressed air cylinders, the PAS AirPack 1 breathing air cart  by Dräger is an ideal solution for any operator who needs a large breathing air supply while using a supplied air respirator with high mobility.

Breathing air cart for supplied air respirator system: Pas Airpack1 mobile air cart by Dräger
  • Robust and resistant breathing air cart
  • Ideal solution for long term applications
  • High pressure entry 200 or 300 bar 
  • Can carry up to 4 compressed air cylinders
  • Hose reel with brake mechanism
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The PAS AirPack 1 breathing air trolley has been designed to simultaneously carry up to four compressed air cylinders. Extremely rugged, this cart is particularly resistant to corrosion for a safe use in humid environments or in areas that may contain corrosive chemical substances. Thanks to its frame with two-wheeled fixed angle, thisairline respirator trolley is extremely mobile. That way it can meet the needs of users. It is indeed perfectly well suited for cleaning applications of chemical product tanks or some marine operations.

As an ideal solution for long term operations, the PAS AirPack 1 mobile air cart can carry two compressed air cylinders in its standard version and up to four cylinders with the optional Quad Pack extension. With an input pressure airline between 6 and 10 bar and a nominal first stage output pressure of 8 bar, this cart provides an output flow of more than 600 liters per minute.  The PAS AirPack 1 is compatible with compressed air cylinders with capacities from 6 to 12 liters under 200 or 300 bar.

Lastly, the PAS AirPack 1 breathing air cart can resist to extreme conditions of use with an operating temperature range between -32 and +70°C. This way, this apparatus can be used in many industrial applications. This trolley is designed for use with supplied air respirators like the Panorama Nova and FPS7000 series panoramic masks that provide users a large field of view for improved safety.

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