A new portable multigas detector has been introduced to the market, which integrates innovative features providing enhanced protection for employees in harsh environments.

The T4 detector, from Crowcon, will enable companies to ensure compliance to safety standards by protecting employees against unsafe levels of the most commonly monitored gas combination carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), and a range of flammable gases.

Among the key features of the T4 are Crowcon’s +ve Safety™ status indicator; easy one-button operation; clip-on filter plates, and a novel TWA resume facility[1].

+ve Safety™ is Crowcon’s simple ‘traffic light’ status indicator, which at a glance, allows the user to check the compliance status of the unit without having to read and interpret the data shown on the detector’s display screen. Time-weighted average (TWA) resume is an innovative new feature ensuring TWA logged doses of toxic gases are not reset when the unit is shutdown, for example during a break, reducing the risk of worker overexposure to toxic gases.

The clip-on filter plates make it faster and easier for users to replace the gas filter, which is an essential safety precaution in dirtier environments to prevent the detector’s sensors from being compromised by dirt, dust or contamination in the working environment. The T4’s ease of use also includes one-button operation which reduces the amount of training required and is very easy to operate while wearing gloves. Finally, the T4 achieves an extended battery life of over 20 hours from a single charge, making it possible for users to complete one or more shifts before recharging.

“Despite its advanced features and functionality, the T4 offers enhanced protection and compliance to safety standards from a unit which is highly cost-effective to install and to maintain,” explains Nick Dajda, Crowcon Business Development Manager for Portable Products.

The T4 detector is designed for use in industries such as the oil and gas sector; water and waste treatment facilities, utility companies and steel processing plants.