The Xgard IR infrared gas detector developed by Crowcon has been qualified under the modification to the Marine Equipment Directive (MED, 96/98/EC).
This development allows the cost-efficient sensor to be deployed for tracking flammable gases and other dangerous vapors on tankers, ships used at oil wells, FPSOs, dive and coastguard ships and ferries.
The device can be used for applications in pump rooms and to detect leaks in storage tanks and valves on board. It helps to detect the gas before it turns into a huge quantity that the concentration becomes hazardous. It tracks from 0 to 100% LEL. It does not get affected by poisonous gases or contaminated by other materials. It also tracks gases in non-volatile environments and does not get5 corrupted by concentrated amounts of gas.
The device is housed in stainless steel that makes it resistant to corrosion in harsh climatic conditions. The plug in module has a life span of more than five years. It is user friendly, and easy to install and replace. It is also certified under ATEX, IECEx and UL for deployment at dangerous locations. The junction box allows it to be mounted on the wall or the ceiling. A choice of four cable glands allows its use everywhere. The accessories provided with it make it moisture resistant and suitable for remote controlled applications.