Dräger launches connected multi-gas detector to further improve firefighter safety

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched a mobile gas detector, the X-am 2800; which connects with Dräger’s Gas Detection Connect cloud solution, to automate the real-time sharing of live data regarding gases firefighters are exposed to in emergency situations. The launch further strengthens Dräger’s commitment to innovating technology to enhance firefighter safety.

Users can choose from sensors for flammable gases and vapours, as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide. Approved for use in Ex zone 0, a classified area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for long period, the X-am 2800 has been tested according to protection class IP68. The X-am 2800 features a newly engineered CatEX sensor, which has been independently drop test certified at a height of >2m, to ensure a robust and resilient design, critical in emergency rescue environments.

With integrated Bluetooth connectivity, live gas readings and alerts that can be transferred in real-time to Dräger’s Gas Detection Connect cloud solution. This provides users with secure access to critical data at any time, from anywhere through an internet browser.

Efficient fleet management is provided by the cloud-connected Dräger X-dock test station, which automates the process of detector testing and calibration. All data on testing, calibration and device event history can be automatically transferred to Gas Detection Connect and reported on, supporting fire services to ensure service personnel equipment is consistent, reliable and accurate.

Accessories from the popular Dräger X-am series can still be used with the X-am 2800, including the charger, the X-dock station, and sampling pump. The durable Dräger sensors and the rechargeable, easy-to-replace power supply ensure that the device remains operational for many years. Moreover, the X-am 2800 was engineered with sustainability in mind. The technical documentation and packaging have been designed to save paper, and the number of instruction manuals can be reduced when ordering two or more units in the modular version.

Liz Millward, Marketing Manager, Emergency and Rescue Services at Dräger Safety UK, says that the release of the X-am 2800 builds upon the modern-day focus on connectivity and data within contemporary firefighting:

“The role of a manufacturer today is to utilise all available technologies to support firefighter safety and rescue operations, placing the health and wellbeing of our service personnel at the forefront of all that we do.

“With an added focus on connectivity, we can provide a robust, future-proofed solution to be used now and for years to come.”

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