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SAFETY sensing Safer solutions Introducing a range of multigas detector products for mining applications M


ining is one of the most challenging industries when it comes to protecting the health and


safety of workers. Working in mines and carrying out mining operations exposes a worker to various hazards. To minimise the risks related to exposure to hazardous gases and to ensure the safety of miners, it is essential to use early warning, personal air monitoring devices. T e response speed for gas detectors in mines is critical because saving seconds on response times can also


mean saving lives. One expert in this sector, MSA, has greatly improved sensor technology with breakthroughs that improve detector performance in mining applications. T is is a real strength of the Altair 4X multigas detector, which comes with MSA’s XCell sensor technology. T e detector simultaneously


measures up to four gases using the sensors for combustible gases O2


H2S, NO2 and SO2 . It has a typical


life of more than double the industry average and is engineered using MSA’s application-specifi c integrated circuit (ASIC) design. T anks to


, CO,


miniaturisation of the sensor control electronics and their position inside the sensors themselves, they off er excellent stability, accuracy and fast responses.


Detecting combustible gases T e presence of combustible gases is the main gas risk faced by miners in their daily work. Methane gas explosions in underground coal mines remain a serious risk that requires comprehensive monitoring. T erefore the Altair 4X detector is equipped with a methane-optimised XCell EX-M sensor. It provides increased


The Altair 4X multigas detector comes with MSA XCell sensor technology


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