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Nitrogen – N2

Find here the essential information on nitrogen (N2): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems (nitrogen gas detector or rather O2 gas detector) and proper respiratory protective equipment (self-contained breathing apparatus or air supplying respirator).

Nitrogen gas detector and N2 respirators for respiratory protection

NITROGEN PROPERTIES

Because of its properties under its liquid or gaseous state, nitrogen (N2) is used for many applications. It is applied to create inert atmospheres in tanks to protect products inside. In art, it is used as a soft pesticide to remove organisms living in wood. Moreover, as it is non-flammable, it is combined with carbon dioxide for firefighting.

CAS

LEL / UEL

TWA / STEL

IP

Density / Air

Filter / SCBA

7727-37-9

15.58 eV

0.97

SCBA

NITROGEN EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Contrary to asphyating gases that cause suffocation replacing oxygen in blood, nitrogen is an anoxic gas. This means that it does not replace oxygen in blood but reduces its quantity, which leads to brain asphyxia and major organs dysfunction. Present at 78% in breathable air, its reduction can absolutely not be detected without proper equipment. That’s why this gas is extremely hazardous.

nitrogen effects & oxygen depletion dangers

NITROGEN GAS DETECTOR (N2) – OXYGEN DEFICIENCY DETECTION

As nitrogen is colorless and odorless, the organism can absolutely not detect this gas. Only a nitrogen gas detector (oxygen meter) can accurately measure nitrogen concentrations (or rather oxygen rate in the air). Thus an oxygen detection system (or oxygen depletion sensor) performing measurements in percentage of the volume should be selected.

The compact disposable gas detector WatchGas PDM continuously and accurately measures concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ammonia (NH3) or oxygen (O2) even in the harshest conditions.

  • Disposable gas detector for CO, H2S, NH3, SO2 or O2 gas monitoring
  • 2 year continuous runtime
  • CO, H2S,NH3 SO2 or O2 detection
  • High performance in a small housing
  • Easy to use with large LCD display
  • Convenient accessories available: docking station and infrared module
  • Additional information
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Disposable gas detector WatchGas PDM

The compact disposable gas detector WatchGas PDM continuously and accurately measures concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ammonia (NH3) or oxygen (O2) even in the harshest conditions.

Disposable gas detector for CO, H2S, NH3, SO2 or O2 gas monitoring
  • 2 year continuous runtime
  • CO, H2S,NH3 SO2 or O2 detection
  • High performance in a small housing
  • Easy to use with large LCD display
  • Convenient accessories available: docking station and infrared module
Additional information

The WatchGas PDM disposable gas detector is a single-gas detector that continuously operates for two years. This daily portable gas monitor offers its user high reliability and comfort of use in any environment.

This personal protective equipment operates up to two years maintenance-free and is one of the most cost-effective single-gas detector on the market. Because of its disposable nature, this portable gas detector runs continuously from first start-up and requires no lithium battery charging or electrochemical sensor replacement. This monitor offers great reliability and no maintenance downtime.

The WatchGas PDM disposable single-gas detector is easy to wear thanks to its strong metal crocodile clip and can be worn on a collar, a belt or even a safety helmet. Compact and lightweight with a weight going from 93g up to 104g depending on the sensor, this portable single-gas detector is IP67 certified against dusts and water. Its housing is made of polycarbonate and rubber, making the WatchGas PDM a rugged disposable gas detector that can be used even in the harshest environments.

Once the target gas concentrations in ambient air exceeds alarm thresholds, the powerful 95dB audiovisual alarm of the WatchGas PDM single-gas detector will activate to alert people working in the hazardous area.

Thanks to its optional docking station, it is even easier to calibrate and bump test the WatchGas PDM disposable gas monitor. This docking station can hold up to 4 WatchGas PDM single-gas devices at once for faster testing of several instruments. It can also manage the detectors settings, test parameters and can be used to transfer data stored for further analysis. Moreover, as it can be easily carried and used with rechargeable batteries, the WDS docking station is ideal for in-vehicle or multi-site use.

The WIR – WatchGas IR – infrared module also available as an option enables remote detector configuration (alarm thresholds) and data retrieving of the last 30 alarm events.

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The Pac 6500 by Dräger is an easy to use single-gas detector that offers a very fast response time and excellent precision.

Monitoring: Carbon monoxide (CO), Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), Oxygen (O2), Sulfur dioxide (SO2)

  • Portable single-gas detector Pac 6500 by Drager for CO, H2S, SO2 and O2 monitoring
  • Operating conditions: -30 °C to 55 °C, 700 to 1 300 hPa
  • Alert signals: audible 90dB alarm , flashing LED lights, vibration
  • ultra resistant housing, waterproof, dustproof, IP68
  • Large backlit screen, no text & clear information display
  • Certifications : cCSAus, IECEx, ATEX, CE
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Portable single-gas detector Pac 6500

The Pac 6500 by Dräger is an easy to use single-gas detector that offers a very fast response time and excellent precision.

Monitoring: Carbon monoxide (CO), Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), Oxygen (O2), Sulfur dioxide (SO2)

Portable single-gas detector Pac 6500 by Drager for CO, H2S, SO2 and O2 monitoring
  • Operating conditions: -30 °C to 55 °C, 700 to 1 300 hPa
  • Alert signals: audible 90dB alarm , flashing LED lights, vibration
  • ultra resistant housing, waterproof, dustproof, IP68
  • Large backlit screen, no text & clear information display
  • Certifications : cCSAus, IECEx, ATEX, CE
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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 PointGard 2100 oxygen controller is a stand-alone, ready-to-use fixed oxygen depletion monitor. Simple to install and to use, this device is equipped with a powerful oxygen sensor, audible and visual alarm systems in an ultra-resistant case.

  • PointGard 2100 oxygen controller, monitoring device by Drager
  • Autonomous oxygen detection system 
  • Integrated audible and visual alarms 
  • Class 4X / IP66 (warterproof & dustproof) protection ingress 
  • 5 years sensors life (annual calibration required) 
  • Entirely ready to use device 
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Self-contained oxygen controller – PointGard 2100

The PointGard 2100 oxygen controller is a stand-alone, ready-to-use fixed oxygen depletion monitor. Simple to install and to use, this device is equipped with a powerful oxygen sensor, audible and visual alarm systems in an ultra-resistant case.

PointGard 2100 oxygen controller, monitoring device by Drager
  • Autonomous oxygen detection system 
  • Integrated audible and visual alarms 
  • Class 4X / IP66 (warterproof & dustproof) protection ingress 
  • 5 years sensors life (annual calibration required) 
  • Entirely ready to use device 
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N2 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (NITROGEN)

As nitrogen composes ambient air at 78%, its increase will reduce the oxygen rate. As a consequence, air purifying protective devices are inefficient. Workers evolving in low oxygenated environment should use a self-contained breathing apparatus or an air supplying respirator for long duration applications.

Designed for use in harsh conditions, the PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus combines ease of use, durability, flexibility and robustness. Particularly resistant, it is an ideal solution for short duration interventions.

  • self-contained breathing apparatus – Pas Micro by Drager
  • Ergonomic design
  • Robust and resistant system
  • Integrated manometer
  • Possibility to add and external air supply
  • Compatible with Panorama Nova and FPS7000 masks
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PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus

Designed for use in harsh conditions, the PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus combines ease of use, durability, flexibility and robustness. Particularly resistant, it is an ideal solution for short duration interventions.

self-contained breathing apparatus – Pas Micro by Drager
  • Ergonomic design
  • Robust and resistant system
  • Integrated manometer
  • Possibility to add and external air supply
  • Compatible with Panorama Nova and FPS7000 masks
Additional information

Especially designed for short duration intervention in extreme conditions, the PAS Micro self-contained breathing apparatus is particularly lightweight (2 kg). Composed by a harness, a belt and a backplate, the device is designed to enhance the comfort of the user. Made from flexible, robust and antistatic materials, this breathing device suits perfectly in any morphology. The innovative material of this SCBA is resistant to extreme temperatures – from -30 up to +70°C. The backplate and shoulder straps are padded with foam. The device is also machine washable.

 

This self-contained breathing apparatus can use 2 or 3 liters compressed air cylinders made of aluminium, steel or composite material under 200 or 300 bar. The user is able to check cylinder pressure at any time thanks to an accurate manometer integrated to the belt for easy reading.

 

Initially made for use with a compressed a air cylinder, the PAS Micro can also be used with an external air supply thanks to an airline connection. It can then be connected to a compressed air network or a breathing air cart for example. An optional automatic reverser can easily and automatically switch between an external air supply to a cylinder.

 

The PAS Micro SCBA is compatible with Panorama Nova masks and the FPS7000 range of full face masks.

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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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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
  • Additional information
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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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CEN-PAQ is very convenient and ideal for short interventions (15, 20 or 30 minutes), highly polluted environment applications or for emergency rescue in confined space or stale environment.

  • High visibility fireproof jacket with VELCRO fastener
  • Warning whistle and pressure gauge
  • Vision3, Promask or Panaseal full face masks
  • Stainless steel or composite compressed air cylinder
  • Compliant with EN137, EN136; EN139 standards
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Self-contained breathing apparatus – CEN-PAQ

CEN-PAQ is very convenient and ideal for short interventions (15, 20 or 30 minutes), highly polluted environment applications or for emergency rescue in confined space or stale environment.

Self-contained breathing apparatus CEN-PAQ
  • High visibility fireproof jacket with VELCRO fastener
  • Warning whistle and pressure gauge
  • Vision3, Promask or Panaseal full face masks
  • Stainless steel or composite compressed air cylinder
  • Compliant with EN137, EN136; EN139 standards
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