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Monitoring Carcinogenic Compounds

The selective PID gas measurement devices of the Dräger X-pid series are ideal for frequent testing for hazardous substances in industrial applications. Benzene, butadiene and several other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carcinogenic even in the smallest concentrations. Compound-specific measurement is vital because other gases and vapours are often also present and can cause cross-sensitivities when using less advanced, less selective measurement technologies.

  • Broadband measurement for pre-testing and localisation of measuring spots.
  • The seeker allows a continuous, direct-reading measurement of the total concentration of all volatile organic compounds (VOC) present. Measurement mode seeker displays the VOC sum concentration and is comparable to single PID instruments.
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Measuring range (in ppm)
  • isobutylene equivalent
    0.01 - 60
Measuring range (in ppm)
  • isobutylene equivalent
    0.01 - 60
  • Broadband measurement for pre-testing and localization of measuring spots.
  • Seeker mode allows a continuous, direct-reading measurement of the total concentration of all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present. The seeker measurement mode displays the VOC sum concentration assuming isobutylene response and is comparable to single PID instruments.
Measuring range in ppm
  • Isobutylene equivalent
    115-11-7
    0.01 - 60
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  • Selective measurement for compound-specific clearence measurements.
  • The analysis allows a selective measurement of pre-selected compounds, so-called target compounds, in a few seconds. An accurate concentration is automatically calculated for each target compound. Measurement mode analysis is comparable to laboratory gas chromatographs.
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Measuring range (in ppm)
  • acrolein
    1.00 - 100
  • benzene
    0.05 - 25
  • butadiene, 1,3-
    0.20 - 25
  • dichloroethylene, 1,1-
    0.20 - 50
  • dichloroethylene (cis)
    0.20 - 50
  • dichloroethylene (trans)
    0.20 - 50
  • ethylbenzene
    3.00 - 300
  • ethylene oxide
    1.00 - 100
  • hexane, n-
    1.00 - 100
  • isobutylene
    0.20 - 100
  • propylene oxide
    0.50 - 25
  • styrene
    3.00 - 300
  • tetrachloroethylene
    2.00 - 150
  • toluene
    1.00 - 100
  • trichloroethylene
    1.00 - 100
  • vinyl chloride
    1.00 - 100
  • xylene, m-
    3.00 - 300
  • xylene, o-
    3.00 - 300
  • xylene, p-
    3.00 - 300
  • Selective measurement for compound-specific clearence measurements.
  • The analysis allows a selective measurement of pre-selected compounds, so-called target compounds, in a few seconds. An accurate concentration is automatically calculated for each target compound. Measurement mode analysis is comparable to laboratory gas chromatographs.
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Measuring range (in ppm)
  • acrolein
    1.00 - 100
  • benzene
    0.05 - 25
  • butadiene, 1,3-
    0.20 - 25
  • dichloroethylene, 1,1-
    0.20 - 50
  • dichloroethylene (cis)
    0.20 - 50
  • dichloroethylene (trans)
    0.20 - 50
  • ethylbenzene
    3.00 - 300
  • ethylene oxide
    1.00 - 100
  • hexane, n-
    1.00 - 100
  • isobutylene
    0.20 - 100
  • propylene oxide
    0.50 - 25
  • styrene
    3.00 - 300
  • tetrachloroethylene
    2.00 - 150
  • toluene
    1.00 - 100
  • trichloroethylene
    1.00 - 100
  • vinyl chloride
    1.00 - 100
  • xylene, m-
    3.00 - 300
  • xylene, o-
    3.00 - 300
  • xylene, p-
    3.00 - 300
  • Selective measurement for compound-specific clearance measurements.
  • Analysis mode allows a selective measurement of pre-selected compounds, so called target compounds, in a few seconds. An accurate concentration is automatically calculated for each target compound. The analysis measurement mode is comparable to laboratory gas chromatographs.
Measuring range in ppm
  • Acrolein
    107-02-8
    1.00 - 100
  • Benzene
    71-43-2
    0.05 - 25
  • Butadiene, 1,3-
    106-99-0
    0.20 - 25
  • Dichloroethylene, 1,1-
    75-35-4
    0.20 - 50
  • Dichloroethylene (cis)
    156-59-2
    0.20 - 50
  • Dichloroethylene (trans)
    156-60-5
    0.20 - 50
  • Ethylbenzene
    100-41-4
    3.00 - 300
  • Ethylene oxide
    75-21-8
    1.00 - 100
  • Hexane, n-
    110-54-3
    1.00 - 100
  • Isobutylene
    115-11-7
    0.20 - 100
  • Propylene oxide
    75-56-9
    0.50 - 25
  • Styrene
    100-42-5
    3.00 - 300
  • Tetrachloroethylene
    127-18-4
    2.00 - 150
  • Toluene
    108-88-3
    1.00 - 100
  • Trichloroethylene
    79-01-6
    1.00 - 100
  • ...
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Advantages

Low Operating Costs

No consumables per measurement

Time Savings

Only 30 s for benzene-specific measurement

Lab Quality Results

Use of gas chromatography on site in Ex zones

Intuitive Usability

Easy-to-use app with large touch screen interface

Environmental Robustness

Performance not affected by temperature or humidity

High Substance Range

30 target compounds qualified and database extendable

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Technology

Each device of the Dräger X-pid series consists of a sensor unit and a control unit connected via Bluetooth. The sensor unit is a multi-capillary gas chromatograph coupled with a photoionization detector (GC-PID). The short GC columns enable the fast separation of gas mixtures into single compounds. The PID 'counts' molecules leaving the GC columns and a chromatogram is drawn. Based on known retention times, compounds are associated and specific concentrations are calculated. An algorithm mathematically separates overlapping peaks and increases the selectivity of the system.

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Sensor Unit
Compiles measurement values and sends them via Bluetooth to the control unit.
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Control Unit
Receives measurement values, recognises target compounds and computes concentrations.

Applications

The Dräger X-pid series is used by workers in occupational health and safety, industrial hygienists, industrial firefighters, and chemical analysts for clearance, exposure, and emission measurements. The devices’ biggest advantages come into play in situations that require many measurements in a short period of time. Entry into the confined space of a vessel during a plant shutdown has to be safe for workers as well as time and cost-efficient for the project.

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About

bentekk was founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the Hamburg University of Technology based on scientific research. The company, which has six full time equivalent employees, was acquired by Dräger in 2017. The start-up team continues to focus on cutting-edge research and development, while Dräger produces and exclusively sells the products and related services worldwide.

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