Analox has launched its new compressed breathing air monitor, the ACG+, with more than £100,000 (US$167,000) worth of pre-orders secured, the company announced this week:
As recognised world leaders in the design and manufacture of gas sensors and analysers, Analox’s new ACG+ is the company’s most effective and versatile compressed breathing air monitor, designed to be used as a wall-mounted continuous monitor, or as a portable solution for checking compressed air purity.
Simon Lunt, sales and marketing for Analox Sensor Technology, said:
“There’s a buzz around this new monitor because it answers industry needs. It combines versatility with the accuracy Analox Sensor Technology is known for around the world. You can choose between a fixed position to monitor your compressed air feed, or portability, taking the unit with you in its robust carry-case.”
“There’s excitement within Analox Sensor Technology too. We’ve already sparked such demand for this product that we have increased our staff numbers by five per cent to meet the production requirements.”
The new product provides continuous or spot monitoring of compressed breathing air for oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), dew point (H2O) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). It also has a sample point to check for oil mist.
The ACG+ uses state-of-the-art, highly-accurate sensor technology, providing the alternative to the established spot testing with colorimetric tube test kits. The ACG+ sensors are easy to change, when required. The new product offers 90 days of data logging, with simple data retrieval via a USB connection. It incorporates audible and visual alarms, and via a common relay, can be programmed to shut down a compressor, or activate a beacon if an alarm is triggered.
The ACG+ detects when compressed breathing air is not of the highest quality, enabling the employer to comply with breathing air standards such as EN12021.
“Employers have a duty of care to their staff. Where staff rely on compressed breathing air, this is the ideal, versatile monitor to ensure the integrity of that breathing air, wherever the air is being sourced. We believe the effectiveness of this solution has led to our unprecedented pre-launch sales.”