Drager X-am 8000 is a light portable gas analyser that can accommodate catalytic, infrared, PID and electrochemical sensors, allowing the measurement of one to seven gases simultaneously. Oxygen, flammable and toxic gases plus vapours can be detected. It is designed especially for the requirements of clearance measurement enabling confined space entry and leak search.
The detector is configured around a user’s specific needs. Each instrument will consist of: X-am 8000 detector, shoulder strap, charging accessory, sensors, with options for special calibrations and a pump with adaptor. The powerful pump can be used with hoses up to 45 metres. For applications not requiring the use of a pump, the adaptor allows switching between pumped and diffusion mode.
Operation is by three function keys with user assisted by a colour display. Included is guidance for specific applications. For example, in confined space clearance (before user entry) the smart assistant in the X-am 8000 will calculate exposure time for the detector based on the gas, temperature and length of hose. When monitoring high levels of methane, the range can be increased from 100% LEL to 0-100 vol% with the addition of an optional switch.
CSE connect allows the transfer of data from field operations to an Android app. A Bluetooth option can be purchased that automatically transfers data to the app, which has reporting capabilities.
Compatible with the Drager X-dock calibrating station (for bump tests or calibration) the associated software allows fleet management. Devices can be identified by barcodes or integrated RFID transponder.
Inductive charging as standard.
Signal system of the Drager X-am 8000 is based on colour code, in compliance with the requirements of the EN 60079-29-1, EN 45544-1 and EN 50104:
- Red light = gas alarm.
- Yellow light = device-related alarm, e.g. a low battery.
- Green light = device is ready for use.
Alarms: Acoustic multi-tone horn (100 dB), visual (3 LEDs) and vibrating.
In the event of an impact, this is recorded in the data logger allowing device maintenance if necessary.
The detector can also pick up a range of Hydrocarbons; this is because it can accommodate two PID sensors. The PID HC covers a measurement range of 0 to 2,000 ppm (Isobutene). The PID LC ppb covers Isobutene 0 to 10 ppm.
Benzene measurement is also covered with the addition of a pre-tube. The functionality of the detector supports the addition with built-in recognition.