General Monitors

July 2, 2004
New Toxic Gas Detector
General Monitors announces the advanced TS4000 Intelligent Toxic Gas Detector, a microprocessor-based transmitter designed to monitor toxic gases or oxygen deficiency and provide status indication and alarm outputs.

The TS4000 offers many sophisticated features, including long distance remote mounting up to 2,000 feet, dual redundant MODBUS communications, 8 amp relays, three-digit display, 4-20 mA output, and indication of remaining sensor life. All of the electronics are contained within an explosion-proof housing so that sensor information can be processed at the sensor site.  Additionally, the interface module's galvanically isolated, intrinsically safe design supports sensor field replacement without special tools or hot work permits.

The TS4000 features one person calibration and can virtually self-calibrate by activating a magnetic switch and applying gas. The new Model TS4000 Intelligent Gas Detector is ideal for chemical, oil/gas, wastewater and other hazardous environments. Additional applications include public utilities, refineries, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage.

The TS4000 monitors a variety of toxic gases in the parts per million range, including: ammonia, carbon monoxide, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxygen deficiency, ozone and sulfur dioxide. The system displays gas concentrations up to 500 ppm, fault codes for troubleshooting, prompts when calibration is needed, and provides complete status to the Control Room.  Additionally, the TS4000 simplifies operation and maintenance and reduces downtime by providing remaining sensor life indication. 

The TS4000 utilizes an intelligent microprocessor-based design in an explosion-proof housing.  This 24 VDC-powered toxic gas detector is comprised of a base unit, sensor housing with interface module and electrochemical sensor. The interface module processes information at the sensor site and communicates detected gas values to the base unit for data control and display. By combining explosion-proof certification with intrinsically safe inputs, the TS4000 provides high performance in hazardous locations.  It can also be used for general-purpose, non-hazardous applications.