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IQ SYSTEM DOCKING MODULE NOW AVAILABLE FOR CANNONBALL3 CONFINED SPACE GAS DETECTORS


— Rugged Detector Now Plugs In for Automated Maintenance, Calibration and More

Smithfield, RI — Users of Biosystems’ Cannonball3 confined space gas detectors can now take advantage of the company’s Instrument Quality (IQ) Docking System, via a new Docking Module. The IQ System manages gas detectors and the data they collect, providing hands-free maintenance and testing. Biosystems is a Bacou-Dalloz company.

The IQ System consists of the IQ Controller, up to 10 docking stations, and comprehensive database management software. Once docked, the IQ System automatically charges and calibrates the Cannonball3, or other detector, as needed, and downloads instrument data. The information can then be accessed by specified users to generate reports on calibration and service records as well as exposure data.

The Cannonball3 can be configured to detect oxygen, flammable gases and vapors, as well as several toxic gases. Ideal for confined spaces, the detector comes with 10 feet of sample draw tubing and a sample probe with hydrophobic and particle filters. The Cannonball3’s HC-PPM LEL Sensor can be used to monitor levels of combustible gases and vapors from trace amounts (10PPM resolution) to the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL). Three bright visual alarms, designed for optimum visibility in dark or poorly lit areas, ensure visibility from the top and sides of the detector.

Housed in a durable, impact-resistant casing and featuring a scratch-resistant oversized display screen, the weatherproof Cannonball3 is manufactured to withstand hazardous and extreme environmental conditions. The detector automatically runs a pump test on the internal, field-replaceable pump before each use to ensure that the sample draw system is leak-free. Special shielding prevents ratio frequency interference (RFI) at worksites, even when two-way radios and other electronic devices are in use.

The IQ System downloads exposure data stored in Cannonball3’s innovative “black box,” which automatically logs data from the sensor readings to provide a comprehensive record for incident reporting. Once downloaded, data can be accessed across a computer network via Biosystems’ IQ Database Manager software.

The IQ System is capable of performing instrument configurations for up to 10 gas detectors at a time. In the case of instrument defect or process error, the IQ System sends an automatic email alert to specified users to ensure proper attention and minimal downtime, and eliminates the need for periodic status checks. The system can also be set up to send an email whenever it determines that an instrument is due for calibration.

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
USA
Tel: 800-711-6776
Fax: 800-344-1068
Website: www.biosystems.com

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Photo Caption:
The Cannonball3 multi-gas monitor from Biosystems can be configured to detect oxygen, flammable gases and vapors, as well as several toxic gases. Ideal for confined spaces, the instrument comes with 10 feet of sample draw tubing and a sample probe with hydrophobic and particle filters. Cannonball3 can now be docked to Biosystems’ Instrument Quality (IQ) Docking System for hands-free maintenance and testing.

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