The Dräger Polytron® 5100 EC is a cost-effective explosion-proof transmitter for the detection of toxic gases or oxygen. It uses a high performance plug-and-play electrochemical DrägerSensor® to detect a specific gas. A 2 or 3-wire with 4 to 20 mA output with relays make it compatible with most control systems.
Durable, intelligent and sensitive – the DrägerSensor®
With unique electrochemical DrägerSensors, Polytron 5100 can detect over 100 toxic gases and oxygen. These long-life sensors provide continuous detection even under the harshest conditions. DrägerSensors offer the industry’s widest temperature range between -40°C to +65°C (-40°F to +150°F). The built-in memory contains all the necessary calibration and configuration information. The sensors are calibrated ready for immediate operation. The sensor's intrinsically safe connection dispenses with the need for a flame arrestor giving you a faster response time and higher sensitivity.
Same design, same operating principle
Polytron 5100 belongs to the Dräger Polytron 5000 series. All transmitters in this series have the same design and user interface. This allows for uniform operation with reduced training and maintenance requirements. The backlit display shows status information clearly with quick access to functions using a non-intrusive magnetic wand. The gas concentration and measurement unit are displayed during normal operation. Coloured LEDs (green, yellow and red) provide additional alarm and status information.
Three relays for controlling external equipment
The Dräger Polytron 5100 can also be supplied with three integrated relays upon request. This enables you to use it as an independent gas detection system with two adjustable gas concentration alarms and one fault alarm. Audio alarms, signal lights or similar devices can thus be controlled locally without an additional cable between the transmitter and central controller.
Safe, robust housing for every application
The Polytron 5100 features a Class I, Div. 1 rated explosion-proof enclosure made of aluminum or stainless steel, making it suitable for a wide range of environmental conditions. A protection type “e” version includes a convenient docking station enabling installation in hazardous atmospheres without running conduit (where approved).
The remote sensor option does not require conduit
The optional remote sensor enclosure enables the sensor to be installed away from the transmitter. This makes it easy to place the sensor close to a potential gas cloud in an inaccessible location while keeping the display at eye level. Because the sensor is connected to the transmitter through an intrinsically safe port, you don’t need to run conduit to mount a remote sensor. And to make things even easier, Dräger includes cabling up to 100 feet (30 meters) long. The intrinsically safe connection also allows ‘hot swaps’ in a hazardous atmosphere without disconnecting power or declassifying the area.