DrägerSensor® IR

Infrared sensor

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“Technology for Life” is the guiding philosophy. Whether in the operating room, in intensive care or emergency response services, Dräger / Draeger products protect, support and save lives.

Dräger offers its customers anaesthesia workstations, medical ventilation, patient monitoring as well as neonatal care for premature babies and newborns. With ceiling supply units, IT solutions for the OR, and gas management systems the company is at the customer’s side throughout the entire hospital.

Emergency response services, law and regulatory enforcement and the industry trust in Dräger’s integrated hazard management, in particular for personal protection and plant safety. This includes: respiratory protection equipment, stationary and portable gas detection systems, professional diving equipment and systems, as well as alcohol and drug impairment detection. In collaboration with its customers Dräger develops customized solutions, such as entire fire training systems, training concepts and workshops.

Dräger has about 13,500 employees worldwide and is currently present in more than 190 countries. The company has sales and service subsidiaries in over 50 countries. Its development and production facilities are based in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Brazil, the Czech Republic and China.

Upgrade from Catalytic bead to infrared technology with ease using the DrägerSensor IR. The Sensor IR can replace catalytic ex-sensors (pellistors) from the majority of manufacturers without replacing controllers, cables, junction boxes or control systems.


  • Problem-free integration

With its Wheatstone bridge emulation, the Sensor IR outputs a mV signal, the same as the pellistor it replaces. The result is the control system sees the same signal input as before the Sensor IR was installed.
Naturally the Sensor IR can be operated with all Dräger control systems, more importantly it can also be connected to almost all installed systems from other manufacturers, without having to modify the wiring.

  • Smart and flexible

The Sensor IR offers a gas library with three gas categories: methane, propane and ethylene. Therefore, nearly all hydrocarbons are detectable. Temperature-compensatory linearising algorithms allow signal outputs for individual substances.
Through optional accessories – e.g. the process adapter or the duct mount set – a multitude of measuring tasks can be performed professionally.

  • Immune to pellistor poisons

Technological advantages in infrared technology (e.g. fail-safe operation or immunity against pellistor poisons) have been recognised and valued by gas detection users for a long time.
The Sensor IR now also offers these plus points for systems that have already been installed. Its long life time of over 15 years and long maintenance intervals mean that maintenance costs are significantly lower than for pellistors, make it a cost-effective, premium solution.

  • Performance

Temperature-compensatory and non-imaging optics
Gas library with 3 gas categories: Methane, propane and ethylene (typical of most hydrocarbons), performance approved in accordance with IEC 60079
Performance approval (in accordance with IEC 60079) for 13 further substances
Dirt and dust protection through hydrophobic splash guard
mV signal for Wheatstone bridge installations
Specified temperature range from – 40 °C to + 65 °C / – 40 °F to + 149 °F
Unrestricted usage in humid atmospheres
Hermetically sealed enclosure made of 316 stainless steel
Slim enclosure design for confined areas of use
Long maintenance interval thanks to minimum long-term drift
No moving parts
Typical life time: 15 years
Ex approvals for worldwide use: ATEX, IECEx, UL, CSA
Dust ex approval for zone 21 and 22
Ingress Protection: IP 65, IP 66 and IP 67

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