OHS Canada Magazine

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BIOSYSTEMS INTRODUCES LINE OF ECONOMICAL, REUSABLE PERSONAL GAS DETECTORS


— ToxiPRO Line Detects O2, H2S, CO and many other toxic gases
— Prices start at $229 for O2 and $239 for CO or H2S
— Classified for Intrinsic Safety for UL and cUL
— Ideal for Industrial Safety and Fire Service Applications

Smithfield, RI — The new ToxiPRO(tm) Family of reusable single-sensor personal gas detectors from Biosystems offers an economical, compact and rugged alternative for detecting H2S, CO, O2 and many other gases. Ideal for industrial safety and fire service workers, the ToxiPRO line of detectors is classified for UL and cUL intrinsic safety certifications, and for use in Hazardous Locations Class I, Division 1, Groups A-D, where applicable. Global safety certifications are currently pending.

The ToxiPRO gas detector is fully serviceable, with a replaceable battery and sensor. A single lithium battery provides up to 9000 hours of operation, and all sensors have a 2-year warranty, giving the ToxiPRO a very low cost of ownership. The ToxiPRO provides real-time, peak, STEL, and TWA readings, as well as a 20-incident event logger and black box recorder. An optional datalogger is also available for the ToxiPRO.

ToxiPRO’s one-button automatic calibration feature ensures optimum accuracy. The ToxiPRO is housed in a rugged ABS case with an over-molded sure-grip rubber boot for added protection. With an IP rating of IPX5/IPX7, this housing protects the ToxiPRO against rain and even submersion, and also resists radio frequency interference (RFI).

The lightweight ToxiPRO detector incorporates a direct-reading, backlit display on the front of the instrument. The ToxiPRO offers visual and audible notification for Warning, Danger, STEL, and TWA alarms. A bright red visual alarm is positioned at the top and front of the instrument, and a multi-tone audible alarm registers at 90 decibels at 10 cm. An optional internal vibrating alarm is also available for high noise applications.

ToxiPRO detectors can be worn on a belt or neckstrap, in a shirt pocket, clipped to clothing, or inserted into the accessory slot of a hard hat.

Biosystems, a division of Bacou-Dalloz Inc., is a leading supplier of confined space gas detectors, respiratory maintenance equipment and other monitoring systems worldwide. Founded in 1981, Biosystems is headquartered in Middletown, CT. In 1997, Biosystems was acquired by Bacou USA, Inc., which joined with Dalloz to form the world’s largest personal protection safety equipment company. Bacou-Dalloz provides head-to-toe protection through their core businesses: respiratory protection (gas detectors and respirators); eye and face protection (safety eyewear, laser protection and eyewash products); hearing protection (helmets, earmuffs and earplugs); fall protection (harnesses, lanyards, lifelines and fall arrest systems); and body protection (gloves, apparel and shoes).

For additional product information, contact:
Biosystems
651 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Tel: 860-344-1079
Fax: 860-344-1068
Email: custserv@biosystems.com
Website: www.biosystems.com

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Ideal for industrial safety and fire service workers, the ToxiPRO(tm) line of detectors from Biosystems offers an economical, compact and rugged alternative for detecting H2S, CO, O2 and many other gases.

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