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Dynament Releases Arduino Design Document   

Dynament Integrates Ion Science PID into GSH4-PID - October 22nd, 2020 
 
Dynament is pleased to announce the addition of Ion Science’s PID sensor to the GSH4 product offering. The integration of the Ion Science MiniPID 2 delivers a dynamic and dependable gas sensor that responds to thousands of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) across many diverse applications. 
 
The Dynament GSH4 gas sensor housing is IECEx and ATEX certified flameproof Ex d and provides an easy integration path for gas detector OEMs. The GSH4 is certified from -20ºC to 60ºC, offers various mounting thread options, and features plug-in sensor capability that includes the full range of Dynament infrared (IR) gas sensors along with third-party catalytic, electrochemical, and photoionization sensors. 
 
 
Arduino to Platinum Comms Support Document - October 4th, 2020 
 
Dynament is pleased to announce the availability of an Arduino support document to assist with programming Dynament Platinum Series NDIR sensors with the Arduino open-source electronics platform. 
 
Find the new document here
 

Dynament launches Premier version Nitrous Oxide N2O Sensor  

 
Premier N2O Nitrous Oxide Sensor 
 
Dynament is pleased to announce the release of the new Premier N2O Nitrous Oxide sensor. The Premier sensor platform offers two measurement ranges for nitrous oxide; one from 0 to 1% volume with a resolution of 0.01 % volume, and the other from 0 to 1000ppm with a resolution of 20ppm. 
 
These sensors contain all the necessary optics, electronics and firmware to provide a linearized, temperature-compensated output. 
 
The sensors also offer a choice of output format; digital output (floating point and binary) or industry standard 0.4 to 2 volts. 
The analog output is scalable in % volume or % full scale. 
 
The sensors are available in either 'Ex' certified (IECEx, ATEX and mining M1) or ‘non-Ex’ models. All certified models are UL approved.. 
 
 
The sensors are compatible with the company's existing 'Premier' series and utilize the same technology which has proven itself over the past 14 years with over 700,000 in use worldwide in 40 countries in a wide variety of industries and applications. 
 
The sensors can be pre-configured for specific measurement ranges according to customer requirements. The standard operating temperature range for the sensors is -20 to +50 degrees C and every sensor undergoes full temperature compensation over this range for nitrous oxide and characteristics stored within the sensor electronics. 

Reduced Power Consumption in the World’s Best Performing Infrared Gas Sensor 

 
Low Power LP2 Infrared Gas Sensors 
 
Dynament is pleased to announce the release of the new low power Platinum LP2 NDIR sensor. The new LP2 sensors consume only 8 milliamps @ 3 volts dc which represents 1/10th of the power required compared with typical catalytic bead and the company's 'Premier' sensors. They are designed to maximize operating runtime of single and multi-gas portable gas detectors and for use in solar, wireless and battery powered applications. The LP2 sensor will detect carbon dioxide and a wide range of hydrocarbon gases such as methane and propane. 

Dynament to attend 2019 National Safety Council Expo 

 
Dynament will be attending the National Safety Council Expo in San Diego September 9-11. The nation's leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council Expo is the world's largest annual safety event. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of our product offerings and meet with us at the Expo. 

New Low Power Version of the World's Best Selling Miniature Infrared Gas Sensor 

Low Power Platinum Infrared Gas Sensors 
 
A new 'Low Power Platinum' version of the world's best selling miniature Infrared Gas Sensor series has been announced by Dynament Ltd. The new sensors consume only 15 milliamps @ 3 volts dc which represents an approximate reduction of 80% compared with the company's 'Premier' sensors. They are designed for use in solar, wireless and battery powered applications and will detect a wide range of Hydrocarbon gases such as Methane, Propane, etc and Carbon Dioxide. 
 
The sensors are compatible with the company's existing 'Premier' series with all sensor varaints available in the new low power format. They also utilise the same technology which has proven itself over the past 10 years with over 500,000 in use worldwide in 40 countries in a wide variety of industries and applications including mining. 
 
The sensors can be supplied in either 'Ex' certified form (including Mining) for direct use in Original Equipment Manufacturer's gas detection equipment or in 'Non-Ex' form for use in either non-hazardous area applications or in hazardous area certified equipment where the gas detector manufacturer provides the 'Ex' protection. Single-Gas versions are available for detection of either Hydrocarbons (e.g. Methane, Propane, etc) or Carbon Dioxide. 
 
The company also offers a Dual-Gas version for the simultaneous measurement of Hydrocarbons / Carbon Dioxide within a single package. Both versions can accurately detect gas levels over the range of 0 to 100% volume. The sensors can be pre-configured for specific measurement ranges according to customer requirements. Methane versions feature auto-ranging in order to provide high resolution for Lower Explosive Level (LEL) measurement. An additional option is for EN 50271 / SIL 1 SIRA certified versions. 
 
The standard operating temperature range for the sensors is -20 to +50 degrees C. Every individual sensor undergoes full temperature compensation over this range for Methane, Propane and Carbon Dioxide gases with the characteristics stored within the sensor electronics. 
 
Extended temperature versions of the 'Non-Ex' form only are available to special order covering either -40 to +50 degrees C ('XT' type) or -40 to +75 degrees C ('XTR' type). 

SIL1 Certified Infrared Gas Sensors 

Miniature Infrared Gas Sensor Series is now available with EN 50271 / SIL 1 Certification 
 
The 'Platinum' series of miniature infrared gas sensors from Dynament Ltd have now been SIRA certified to EN 50271:2010 and therefore the sensors can be considered for use in the design of equipment which is intended to have a Safety Integrity Level in accordance with EN 61508. The sensors are available in either 'Ex' form for use in Original Equipment Manufacturer's gas detectors or in 'Non-Ex' form for use in either non-hazardous area applications or in hazardous area certified equipment where the gas detector manufacturer provides the 'Ex' protection. 
 
Single-Gas versions are available for detection of either Hydrocarbons (e.g. Methane, Propane, etc) or Carbon Dioxide. The company also offers a Dual-Gas version for the simultaneous measurement of Hydrocarbons / Carbon Dioxide within a single package - see below. Both versions can accurately detect gas levels over the range of 0 to 100% volume. The sensors can be pre-configured for specific measurement ranges according to customer requirements. Methane versions feature auto-ranging in order to provide high resolution for Lower Explosive Level (LEL) measurement. 
 
The standard operating temperature range for the sensors is -20 to +50 degrees C. Every individual sensor undergoes full temperature compensation over this range for Methane, Propane and Carbon Dioxide gases with the characteristics stored within the sensor electronics. 

A Dual-Gas Hydrocarbon / Carbon Dioxide Sensor in a Single Industry Standard Size Package 

 
Dual-Gas Platinum Series Sensors 
 
The Dual-Gas 'Platinum' series of miniature infrared gas sensors from Dynament Ltd provide simultaneous measurement of Hydrocarbons / Carbon Dioxide within a single industry standard 20mm x 16mm package. They are now available in a Low Power version which consumes only 15 milliamps @ 3 volts dc equivalent to 7.5 milliamps per sensor. An additional option is for EN 50271 / SIL 1 SIRA certified versions. 
 
The sensors are particularly suited for use in Portable Gas Detectors where measurement of Hydrocarbons and Carbon Dioxide in a single package provides a saving in both a space and current consumption thereby increasing the operating time of battery powered equipment. 
 
The 'Ex' certified versions of the sensor have both IECEx and ATEX certification for Industrial and Mining use. The Mining certfication includes M1 Ex d+ia I Ma. 
 
The sensors can accurately detect gas levels over the range of 0 to 100% volume. The sensors can be pre-configured for specific measurement ranges according to customer requirements. Methane versions feature auto-ranging in order to provide high resolution for Lower Explosive Level (LEL) measurement and in addition contain a fully temperature compensated Propane characteristic. 
 
The standard operating temperature range for the sensors is -20 to +50 degrees C. 
 
Extended temperature versions of the 'Non-Ex' form only are available to special order covering either -40 to +50 degrees C ('XT' type) or -40 to +75 degrees C ('XTR' type). 
 
Every individual sensor undergoes full temperature compensation over this range for Methane, Propane and Carbon Dioxide gases with the characteristics stored within the sensor electronics. 
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