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Flameproof Fixed Gas Detectors

FGD10 Infrared And Non-Infrared Series Fixed Gas Detectors for Flammable or Toxic Gases and Oxygen. 

Flameproof Fixed Gas Detectors are used in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres where, due to the nature of the environment or the industrial process taking place, there is the risk of an incendive spark from electrical apparatus causing an explosion to occur and the organisation responsible for the safety of the area requires that electrical equipment be enclosed within a flameproof enclosure (also known as an FLP, Ex d or explosion-proof enclosure). 
 
Examples are the oil, gas and chemicals industries. 
Status Scientific Flameproof Fixed Gas Detectors

The series comprises fixed detectors with or without a window and digital display. They can be supplied either in cast aluminium (standard type) or grade 316 stainless steel (suffix ‘-SS’ ). 

The detectors are fitted with a single sensor that be either an Infrared Sensor, for the detection of Hydrocarbon gases or Carbon Dioxide, a ‘Pellistor’ Catalytic Sensor for detection of both Hydrocarbon gases and Hydrogen or an Electrochemical Sensor for the detection of specific toxic gases and oxygen. 

Versions are available for detection of the following common gas types:-

Gas Type

  • Acetylene >>
  • Ammonia >>
  • Carbon Dioxide >>
  • Carbon Monoxide >>
  • Flammable Including Hydrogen >>
  • Hydrogen Sulphide >>
  • Methane >>
  • Oxygen >>
  • Propane >>

Sensor Technology

  • Catalytic 'Pellistor'
  • Electrochemical
  • Infrared
  • Electrochemical
  • Catalytic 'Pellistor
  • Electrochemical
  • Infrared
  • Electrochemical
  • Infrared

Flameproof Acetylene Gas Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Catalytic (Pellistor) Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof acetylene gas detector

Features 

  • Standard ranges, 0-100% LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) Acetylene. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Ammonia Gas Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Electrochemical Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof ammonia gas detector

Features 

  • Range 0-1000ppm Ammonia. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Carbon Dioxide Gas Detectors

FGD10-IR Series

Using Infrared Gas Sensor Technology

status scientific flameproof carbon dioxide gas detector

Features 

  • Ranges available from 0-500ppm up to 0-100% volume CO2 – see ‘Order Codes’ below for standard ranges. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Temperature compensated infrared sensor. 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Carbon Monoxide Gas Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Electrochemical Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof carbon monoxide gas detector

Features 

  • Ranges available from 0-50ppm up to 0-1500ppm CO – see ‘Order Codes’ below for standard ranges. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Flammable-Gas Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Catalytic (Pellistor) Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof flammable gas detector

Features 

  • Standard range, 0-100% LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) pre-calibrated for Methane (CH4). 
  • Also detects Hydrogen and a range of Hydrocarbon gases such a Butane, Ethane, Methane, Pentane, Propane etc. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Electrochemical Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof carbon monoxide gas detector

Features 

  • Ranges available from 0-50ppm up to 0-500ppm H2S – see ‘Order Codes’ below for standard ranges. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic.
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.

Flameproof Methane Gas Detectors

FGD10-IR Series

Using Infrared Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof flammable gas detector

Features 

  • Standard ranges, 0-100% LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) or 0-100% volume Methane (CH4). 
  • Detects a range of common Hydrocarbon gases such as Butane, Propane, Pentane etc. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Temperature compensated infrared sensor. 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B-IR unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure. 

Flameproof Oxygen Detectors

FGD10 Series

Using Electrochemical Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof carbon monoxide gas detector

Features 

  • Range 0-25% O2. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with both the LC Series & MCU Series single and multi-channel control panels. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure. 

Flameproof Propane Gas Detectors

FGD10-IR Series

Using Infrared Gas Sensor Technology

flameproof flammable gas detector

Features 

  • Standard range, 0-2% Volume Propane (CH3CH2CH3). 
  • Detects a range of common Hydrocarbon gases such as Butane, Ethane, Pentane etc. 
  • Also available in Stainless Steel Grade 316 (as an alternative to aluminium). 
  • Temperature compensated infrared sensor. 
  • Plug-in, separately certified Ex d sensor. 
  • Versions available with or without a display window. 
  • Window version menu operates via a magnetic pen eliminating the need to open the flameproof enclosure. 
  • Protective weather guard can be optionally fitted. 
  • Can be used in conjunction with new LC Series single and multi channel control units in addition to the standard MCU range. 
  • Output – 4 to 20 mA dc (3-wire). 
  • 8 to 24 volt dc operation. 
  • Display version is fitted with 3 control relays. 
  • Various cable gland thread sizes available. 
  • Certified Ex d IIC to IECEx and ATEX. 
  • Approved for use in The Chinese Peoples Republic. 
This version has a clear window behind which is fitted a 4 digit LCD display. Four magnetically operated switches behind the window allow the user to configure various operating parameters without opening the flameproof cover. The magnetic switches are operated from outside the window by means of a special magnetic pen. 
Three control relays are fitted to provide Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 and Fault outputs via individual changeover contacts. In addition to the 4 to 20 mA analogue, an RS 232 communications output is also provided. 
The non-display version provides a cost effective monitoring solution in situations where a local display of the gas level is not required. The unit provides a 4 to 20 mA output. 
 
Calibration of the FGD10B can be carried out simply by using ZERO and SPAN buttons inside the instrument provided that the concentration of the calibration gas is the same as that used for factory calibration of the detector (refer to the instrument calibration certificate for details). 
 
Alternatively, the purpose designed plug-in hand held configuration unit shown below may be used together with any appropriate test gas concentration. 
 
FGD10B Calibration Unit
 
Calibration of the FGD10B-IR unit requires the removal of the front cover of the flameproof enclosure and therefore must only be carried out under either of the following conditions:- 
 
In a safe area where there is no risk of the presence of an explosive gas. 
 
Within the hazardous area by authorised personnel under controlled conditions after it has been established that no flammable gases are present in the area. Note that a management or health and safety department permit may be required for this to be carried out. 
 
To carry out a calibration, the operator must open the front cover of the unit, plug in the calibration unit and then present zero and span gases to the sensor during the course of the calibration procedure.