10/07/2011

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Unternehmensbereich Sicherheitstechnik

One pump for all applications Dräger launches X-act 5000 - the automatic tube pump

Lübeck – The automatic tube pump Dräger X-act 5000 is the first all-in-one solution for Dräger short-term tube measurements and sampling tubes and systems. Simple handling and high reliability support measuring and sampling of gases, vapors and aerosols.
The intrinsically safe Dräger X-act 5000 features a totally new pump concept. It can be used for short-term Dräger-Tubes, Simultaneous Test-Sets of five tubes, and sampling tubes. The pump control takes into account the specific flow characteristic required for each tube. Compared to the Dräger accuro hand pump, the average measurement time is reduced considerably for multiple stroke tubes. The internal pump capacity allows the use of extension hoses with a length of up to 30 meters.
Automatic transfer of measuring parameters
The parameters are contained in a bar code on the back of the packaging of the short-term Dräger-Tubes. If you run this bar code across the bar code reader, the name of the measured substance, the required number of strokes and the effective range are automatically transferred and displayed in the LCD of the X-act 5000. The preparation for each measurement is simplified and possible errors are significantly reduced.

Measuring in technical gases
Dräger-Tubes for short-term measurements are calibrated for measuring substances in ambient air. Technical gases have a viscosity different than ambient air and, therefore, require a different pump flow setting. The X-act 5000 can be adjusted automatically by connecting the pump to the technical gas. This is all handled through the intuitive menu structure. The end result is the tubes can be read directly.

Direct input for sampling
All required parameters for sampling can be entered directly depending on the applied sampling tube or system. The X-act 5000 applies the flow rate automatically - additional system calibration using an external flow meter is no longer required. Measuring starts immediately after setting the sampling duration. At the end of the measurement time, the pump stops automatically and the display shows the settings together with the elapsed time and the pumped volume.

Dräger X-act 5000 is manufactured by Dräger Safety Inc.

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