Servomex has announced its entry into the life safety market with the launch of what it describes as the ‘game-changing’ OxyDetect oxygen monitor.

As the first product to be launched under the new Servomex Gas Detection brand, the OxyDetect is a safe area monitor which utilizes advanced non-depleting paramagnetic technology to accurately monitor oxygen levels – without the sensor deterioration that affects traditional electrochemical sensors used in competitor detectors.

Designed for use in life critical applications, the OxyDetect utilizes the Hummingbird Paracube® Micro paramagnetic sensor, whose industry-leading levels of linearity, accuracy and reliability have ensured its use as a trusted oxygen sensor for the OEM medical market. The OxyDetect therefore demonstrates several advantages over traditional technologies, ensuring users enjoy an ‘unprecedented’ level of safety and performance as well as a lower cost of lifetime ownership.

The OxyDetect’s non-consumable design ensures longevity and eliminates the costs associated with the regular replacement of electrochemical, galvanic or fuel cells, as well as the recognized problems of cell degradation when in use or kept as a stock item. As the devices’ paramagnetic measurement stability also eliminates the requirement for frequent calibration, users avoid frequent labor and downtime costs, incurred either when a traditional cell is calibrated or replaced due to anticipated expiration or sudden failure.

As well as reducing the cost of ownership, saving time and money, the OxyDetect utilizes advanced microprocessor-based diagnostics that are safe, reliable and easy to access via a simple front panel digital interface. Suitable for use in indoor environments ranging in temperature from 5°C to 45°C, the OxyDetect offers an isolated 4-20mA output with linear measurement for simple integration, an output range of 0-25 percent O2 and a fault alarm via mA jam to 0mA. CE Certification for the OxyDetect is pending and expected later in 2013.