Sperian Fire introduces the Biosystems PHD6™ — A versatile, easily operated gas detector for fire departments
Smithfield, RI — The Biosystems PHD6 is a new multi-gas detector from Sperian Instrumentation, part of Sperian Fire. It senses and identifies many different gases and volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, diesel, alcohol and thousands of chemicals. It has 5 sensor ports, up to 6 channels of detection, and over 20 sensor options including PID and Infrared.
Sperian Fire built the PHD6 to be reliable and sophisticated while keeping it easy to use with minimal training. Day-to-day detector operations are controlled entirely through a single mode button. A status bar on the display with easily recognizable icons gives the user realtime readings of everything from time to calibration status. Clear, built-in menus allow advanced users to configure the detector in the field.
The PHD6 is constructed of an engineered polycarbonate frame with a rubber overmold, making it tough and durable. Power for up to 24 hours comes from interchangeable alkaline (3 AA) or Li-Ion rechargeable battery packs. A manual sample draw kit is included and a motorized sample draw pump is available.
New to most fire departments is an accompanying express dock, the IP6. The dock logs data, calibrates common PHD6 configurations and self-tests in less than a minute. It not only simplifies the procedures but saves on the cost of calibration gas. An IP6 is often used with several PHD6 detectors, and IP6 docks at several stations can be tied into a central computer for consolidated record-keeping.
About Sperian Fire
Sperian Instrumentation is part of Sperian Fire, which is a division of Sperian Protection. Sperian Fire (formerly Survivair®, Biosystems™ and Securitex®) offers high performance respiratory gear, action ready protective apparel, and instrumentation for firefighting and emergency services. Well-known products include; the Warrior™ SCBA, Sperian Ultramotion™ and Vectra SL™ turnout gear, Sperian Pathfinder™, and the Biosystems PosiChek3® SCBA Test Bench.
About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection (formerly Bacou-Dalloz) is the world’s leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE). Sperian's expertise focuses on head, body and fall protection products including; hearing, eye and respiratory protection, protective apparel, safety harnesses, belts, anchors and fall prevention systems.