Gas Detector monitors plant environment remotely and safely.

Press Release Summary:

Freedom(TM) Direct gas detector senses combustible gases and CO2 using IR or catalytic bead sensor technologies. Providing way to add points of detection to remote locations or areas where local display is not required, unit delivers information on gas concentrations to Scott controller without need for transmitter. Rugged SS housing protects unit from harsh environments. When combined with 5.5 V catalytic bead sensor, detector can operate in temperatures up to 392°F.

Original Press Release:

Scott Introduces the Freedom(TM) Direct Gas Detector

Monroe, NC - Scott Health & Safety is proud to announce the launch of the Freedom(TM) Direct gas detector-the newest member of the company's full line of fixed gas detection instruments.

Specifically designed to detect combustible gases and carbon dioxide using infrared (IR) or catalytic bead sensor technologies, the Scott Freedom Direct detector delivers information on gas concentrations directly to a Scott controller without the need for a transmitter. By eliminating the use of the transmitter, the Freedom Direct detector reduces the initial investment needed to maintain plant safety.

This unique design provides the most economical way to add points of detection to remote locations or areas where local display is not required, providing a greater coverage of potentially hazardous areas.

"Our new Freedom Direct gas detector will simplify a facility's safety program and enable inventory reduction," said Charles Watkins, Scott's Global Marketing Manager for Petrochemical Oil & Gas, "And by the elimination of the transmitter at each detection point, installation costs associated with combustible gas detection at a facility can be minimized by as much as 40 percent."

The Freedom Direct detector also allows for easy installation, simple maintenance and quick sensor change-out in the field. The ability to switch between IR and catalytic bead sensor technologies in the field expands the detector's capabilities and provides customers the ultimate flexibility.

The advanced sensor technology used with the Freedom Direct detector is protected from the harshest of environments by its rugged stainless steel housing which helps to maintain its life and operation. When combined with the 5.5 volt catalytic bead sensor, the detector can operate in temperatures up to 200°C (392°F).

When local display is required, the Freedom Direct detector can be upgraded seamlessly to the Freedom 6000 transmitter in the field, providing customers the functionality that they desire.

Mr. Watkins adds, "The Freedom Direct gas detector is the ideal economic choice for multiple point combustible or carbon dioxide (CO2) gas detection where local display is not required."

For more information about the Freedom Direct detector, visit Scott's
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About Scott Health & Safety

Scott Health & Safety, a business unit of Tyco International, is a premiere manufacturer of innovative respiratory and other personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, Scott produces products that protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects, and contaminants. The Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighter locators.

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