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Why is gas detection so important on ships?

Exposure to excessive amounts of toxic substances or to an environment that is deficient of oxygen can cause crew serious harm or even death. Combustible gas explosions can also be incredibly hazardous and, in addition to putting the lives of crew in danger, may destroy cargo and equipment as well as damaging the vessel itself.

In the continuing drive to improve maritime safety, the regulatory bodies of the maritime industry are constantly trying to improve gas detection and measurement by introducing new guidelines. The latest regulation from the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which came into force in July 2016, made it mandatory for all applicable vessels to carry portable gas detectors onboard.

According to Regulation XI-1/7, every ship is to carry at least one appropriate portable atmosphere testing instrument. As a minimum, this must be capable of measuring concentrations of oxygen, flammable gases or vapours, hydrogen sulphide and carbon monoxide, prior to entry into enclosed or confined spaces.

As stated in Regulation MSC.1/Circ.1477: ‘It should be noted that, given a ship’s specific characteristics and operations, additional atmospheric hazards in enclosed spaces may be present that may not be detected by the instrument recommended to be selected by these Guidelines, and in such cases, if known, additional appropriate instruments should be carried.’

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Why buy the TRIPLE – C?

NO CALIBRATION – The portable multi-gas detector rivals all existing gas detectors and features cutting-edge infrared sensor technology, meaning it’s immune to sensor poisoning.

NO CHARGING – The only portable gas detector designed with 3 years of battery life which includes up to 90 seconds of alarm each day, so you never need to charge the detector.

NO COSTS – Requires no maintenance, servicing or sensor replacement.

NO MAINTENANCE – Unbox and you’re good to go. The detector comes with a lifetime warranty.

NO LIMITS – The most robust and advanced portable gas detector on the planet. With an IP68 rating, it’s safe from the finest dust and can even be submerged under 1.5m underwater for 30 minutes.

NO OXYGEN – It will even work in completely inert (oxygen free) and Zone 0 (flammable) environments. Always charged and always calibrated, it is ready to go anywhere at any time.

NO CONFUSION – Completely customisable, the sensor and alarm levels can be adjusted to suit the role required and each device can be digitally assigned to a crew member or department. Device reminders can be configured to alert crews when bump tests are required as per company standards.

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A World First in Gas Detection

The Triple-C rivals all existing portable gas detectors with its cutting-edge infrared LEL sensor technology, making it immune from sensor poisoning and drift. This advance in technology means no calibration is required. If your company requires calibration, it can be quickly completed using the optional calibration station.

It is the first and only portable gas detector designed with 3 years of battery life and up to 90 seconds of alarm each day, meaning you never need to charge it or worry that the detector is not ready for the job. There’s also no need to worry about maintenance or spares replacement again. The Triple-C comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can operate safely in the knowledge that any issues will be resolved quickly and free of charge.

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