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Dräger Polytron® 8700 IR

The Dräger Polytron® 8700 IR is an advanced explosion proof transmitter for the detection of combustible gases in the lower explosion limit (LEL). It uses a high performance infrared Dräger PIR 7000 sensor, which will quickly detect most common hydrocarbon gases. Besides a 3 wire 4 to 20 mA analogue output with relays, it also offers Modbus and Fieldbus making it compatible with most control systems.

Benefits

Efficient, stable and robust – the Dräger PIR 7000

With its stainless steel 316L enclosure and drift free optics, the Dräger PIR 7000 is built for the harshest industrial environments such as offshore installations. The unique 4 beam signal stabilizing system makes the sensor resistant to dust or dirt deposits on the optical surfaces. Environmental and ageing effects are compensated ensuring long term, drift free operation. The integrated gas library with up to 100 gases provides a high degree of application flexibility. Each of the gases listed there can be picked from the menu and automatically cross-calibrated with a standard calibration gas such as methane or propane. No need to consult the factory when applications change.

Safe, robust housing for every application

Polytron 8700 features a Class I, Div. 1 rated explosion proof enclosure made from aluminium or stainless steel, making it suitable for a wide range of environmental conditions. A protection type “e” version includes a convenient docking station which allows installation in hazardous atmospheres without running conduit (where approved).

Easy device management via digital communication

The Dräger Polytron 8700 is equipped with digital interfaces allowing for quick and easy remote interrogation of the transmitter’s state. Integration with existing asset management systems such as PactWare is possible via DTM. In addition to the common HART® communication system, the fieldbus interfaces PROFIBUS PA, FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1, and Modbus RTU are also available.

Make the impossible possible with the remote sensor

An available remote sensor condulet housing allows the PIR sensor to be installed up to 30 metres (100 feet) away from the Polytron transmitter. A special calibration flow cell accessory permits one person to perform a full calibration of a remote mounted sensor from the transmitter.