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Industrial Scientific IntroducesStainless Steel iTrans(tm) Fixed-Point Gas Monitor

July 22, 2005

Health & Safety

PITTSBURGH – Industrial Scientific Corporation is pleased to introduce the stainless steel iTrans(tm) as a robust solution for fixed-point gas detection. Built with a 316-grade stainless steel housing to withstand corrosion, the monitor is ideal for installations in harsh environments such as offshore drilling platforms, chemical plants, or applications near a saltwater coastline.

A number of sensor configurations are available for the stainless steel iTrans including single on-board sensors, an on-board sensor with a remote sensor and dual remote sensors. All housings and sensor types are explosion proof and carry CSA and KEMA approvals.

All iTrans fixed-point gas monitors employ an intelligent electronics foundation for independent operation or multi-point system configurations, and can transmit a 4-20 mA signal or ModBus RTU digital output to any control device. The ModBus RTU interface allows systems integrators to connect iTrans monitors or non-display sensor heads to existing or new SCADA, HMI, and PLC systems. Using standard four wire connections, the system is capable of accommodating over 200 transmitters in RS485 bus configuration.

With optional on-board relays, the iTrans monitor has the added ability of stand-alone operation that can activate alarms, horns or fans, or shut down a system without the need to wire back to a control panel. The unit also offers a relay deactivation feature to prevent accidental alarm activation during calibrations. All iTrans transmitters carry safety features including automatic sensor recognition, access code security, and zero and calibration fault protection. The iTrans monitors are simply programmed from a setup menu controlled by just four keys. Once the transmitter is configured, all operational functions including monitor status can be accessed through the display window with a magnetic wand, eliminating the need to remove the cover.

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, log on to www.indsci.com.


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