Ideally suited for personal monitoring applications, the Drager
Pac 5500 provides quick detection of carbon monoxide,
hydrogen sulfide or oxygen. Accurate, reliable and easy to use,
this small, ergonomic instrument has no lifetime limitation.
SMALL YET ROBUST
Small in size and light in weight, the Drager
Pac 5500 has been developed with the
needs of industrial users and applications
in mind. Providing easy, single-handed
operation, even when wearing gloves, it
is designed to withstand the toughest
environments. The impact-resistant rubber
housing is impervious to corrosive chemicals
and meets the requirements of IP65
to ensure operation even when projected
The instrument's sensor has been specially
positioned to allow gas access at both the
top and front so that gas detection is continuous
if the unit is placed in a pocket or if
a gas inlet is accidentally covered.
NO LIFETIME LIMITATION
Designed for long-term operation, the
Drager Pac 5500 boasts an unlimited
lifetime. The battery and the sensor can
be easily replaced on-site and without
any additional equipment. Also, the dust
and water filter on the front of the instrument
can be replaced when clogged with dirt
MINIATURE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
Incorporating the latest miniature Drager XXS sensor technology, the Drager Pac
5500 has been specifically developed for
use in personal monitoring and handheld
applications. Offering a long, expected
lifespan from 5 to 8 years, these innovative
sensors combine high performance with
a fast reaction time of just ten seconds.
CLEAR, HIGHLY VISIBILE DISPLAY
Clear and easy to see, the large liquid
crystal display shows both the gas concentration
and the measurement unit. As
an option, the instrument can also be
configured to display just the type of gas.
The concentration is then displayed only
when the set alarm levels have been
exceeded. Language-free to avoid any
misunderstanding, this continuous numeric
display can also be back-lit to improve
readability in darker environments.
In addition, labels in yellow (hydrogen
sulfide) and blue (oxygen) are available
to ensure that the instrument can be
identified quickly even over a long distance.
WARNINGS AND ALARMS
In addition to vibrating and audible,
multi-tone alarms, the Drager Pac 5500
issues a clear, 360° visual alarm via
bright, flashing LEDs at the top and base of the instrument. Alarm thresholds can
be set by the user, and gas alarms
include both a pre and main alarm.
Bringing maximum confidence to the
user, the instrument will also emit both
pre and main alarms before loss of battery
power. Should there be a problem with
the electronics, the battery or the sensor,
the user will receive a clear, immediate
fault alarm and display indication. A further
“life signal” option, which can be activated
and/or disabled to suit specific requirements,
is also available.
BUMP TEST AND CALIBRATION
Most national regulations require users
to test equipment against a known gas
concentration on a regular basis. Bump
tests check that instruments are functioning
correctly. Equipped with adjustable bump
test and calibration intervals to meet the
needs of different applications, the Drager
Pac 5500 displays a warning as soon as
a bump test or calibration is required.
Should the warning be ignored, the
instrument will automatically display an
“out of order” error message. As an option,
users can also select this same error
message to indicate that the calibration
interval has expired.
Bump tests usually take between 8 and
15 seconds and to ensure that they can
be performed quickly and easily, the
Drager Pac 5500 can be used with the
Drager Bump Test Station. This economical
unit allows both the instrument and
sensor performance to be checked anywhere,
without the need for additional
power. Each successful test is automatically
stored in the data logger whilst
unsuccessful tests render the instrument
“out of order”. An optional mobile printer
is also available for those applications
where hard copies are required.
Fresh air calibration is requested within
the boot sequence at start up and is easy
to perform. Calibration can be carried out
in the workshop by docking the instrument
to a PC, and an optional automated test
and calibration system is also available.
The recommended inspection interval for
Drager Pac 5500 is 2 years.
Able to store up to 60 events complete
with dates and times, the Drager Pac 5500
incorporates an IR interface and can be
easily linked to a PC via a connecting
cradle. As a result, significant events such
as switch on/off, gas and battery alarms, error modes, configuration changes, fresh
air calibrations and bump tests can also
be downloaded, printed and stored.