In the water industry, safeguarding against the dangers of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is paramount. This toxic by-product, emerging from the breakdown of organic materials in wastewater, poses significant health risks.

To continuously monitor H2S levels in high-risk areas, fixed gas detection systems are used. However, the sensors used in these systems require regular testing, are sometimes spread across large areas, multiple sites or even difficult to reach areas. Testing can quickly become a time-consuming and costly task a result.

Enter Dräger SensorAlive: Dräger’s new innovative solution that automates sensor testing. This advanced sensor features an integrated gas generator, enabling daily self-tests that assess sensor performance and check for inlet blockages. This not only bolsters the reliability of H2S monitoring but cuts down on the operational and maintenance efforts typically required by conventional sensors.

By seamlessly integrating with the Dräger Polytron 8100, SensorAlive also provides alerts related to deviations or potential blockages, paving the way for pre-emptive maintenance and uninterrupted functionality. This proactive stance on maintenance is key to preventing unexpected downtimes and elevating safety standards within water treatment environments.

“SensorAlive is a game-changer for gas detection in the water industry,” states Adam Pope, FGDS Marketing Manager at Draeger Safety UK. “Its ability to perform daily self-tests autonomously ensures that the water industry can maintain the highest safety standards with minimal manual intervention, transforming how fixed gas detectors are managed and maintained.”

With its self-testing feature and easy integration, Dräger SensorAlive is setting a new benchmark in gas detection technology, enhancing both worker safety and operational efficiency amidst the challenges posed by H2S. Discover more about this innovative solution by reaching out to or visiting: