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GasBadge Plus Receives IP66/67 Dust and WaterIngress Protection Certification and Agency Approvals


At 2.5 ounces (72 grams), the monitor's compact size and light weight allow it to be worn comfortably with a variety of clip attachments, and the top-mounted sensor allows the unit to provide continuous and unobstructed protection even when placed in a shirt pocket.

PITTSBURGH Industrial Scientific Corporation is pleased to announce that the GasBadge Plus single gas detector has received a third-party certified ingress protection (IP) rating of 66/67 and a number of agency approvals. The IP rating of 66/67 indicates that the two-year, maintenance-free monitor was tested to be dust-tight and resistant to water ingress from both water jets and immersion. This test certification further demonstrates the gas detectors ability to reliably perform in the harshest industrial environments.
Agencies that have recently approved the GasBadge Plus include United Laboratories (UL) for the International Electrochemical Commission as noted on certificate number 05.0017. The single gas detector has passed the certification tests for intrinsic safety and now carries the marking code for IIC T4 hazardous locations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) also approved the GasBadge Plus, allowing it to be used in mining applications. The GasBadge Plus is ideal for monitoring carbon monoxide (CO) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in mines or in any application where those gases or unsafe levels of oxygen (O2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) are present. The GasBadge Plus monitors also bear the UL, cUL and CSA marks for Class I, Div 1 Groups A, B, C, and D; Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC T4 hazardous locations, and the ATEX approval with marking code EEx ia IIC T4; Equipment Group and Category II 2G.

At 2.5 ounces (72 grams), the monitors compact size and light weight allow it to be worn comfortably with a variety of clip attachments, and the top-mounted sensor allows the unit to provide continuous and unobstructed protection even when placed in a shirt pocket. The GasBadge Plus is housed in a rugged enclosure that is resistant to radio frequency interference and further protected by a concussion-proof overmold.

The large, LCD display includes a backlight for clear display visibility in low-light conditions and international graphic symbols for easy operation. The GasBadge Plus can be configured to display gas readings in percent by volume or in parts per million, and is capable of showing both gas type and direct gas readings, or just the gas type. With user adjustable alarm and calibration gas setpoints, the monitor can be customized to any industry or application. When gas concentrations exceed the preset limits, GasBadge Plus alerts the user with a powerful audible alarm complemented by vibrating and visual alarms. Each GasBadge Plus monitor carries a two-year warranty.

Industrial Scientific Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of gas monitoring instruments, systems and other technical products for the preservation of life and property. The company has headquarters in Oakdale, Pa. and regional offices throughout the world. For more information about Industrial Scientific or the GasBadge Plus, log on to www.indsci.com or www.GasBadge.com.


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