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Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd


Crowcon Detection Instruments specialises in the development, manufacture, sale and support of flammable and toxic gas detection equipment. For over 40 years and all around the globe, our products are relied upon to protect people and plant against gas hazards, from oil platforms to steel mills and water treatment works to automobile manufacturers. Headquartered in the UK and with our own significant local facilities in Erlanger - USA, Singapore, China and The Netherlands supported by carefully selected distributors, we are proud to uphold our reputation for reliability, technological innovation and equipment that is properly suited to its task. CROWCON - Gas Detection You Can Trust


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2 Blacklands Way
Abingdon Business Park
OX14 1DY

Crowcon's Tetra 3 Portable Gas Detector used by BBC Film Crew on Indonesian Volcano

A BBC film crew filming sulphur miners in the crater of an active volcano used a Crowcon Tetra 3 portable gas detector to warn them of dangerous levels of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The crew were filming in Indonesia as part of the BBC's landmark 'Human Planet' series which explores mankind's relationship with nature in the world today.

During filming the crew were engulfed in a cloud of H2S gas and had to quickly don gas masks (no such safety measures are used by the miners). They measured the gas concentration with the Tetra 3, which immediately went into alarm mode and showed a concentration of194 ppm - almost 40 times the safe breathing level. The corrosive gas quickly ate into the cameras, all of which promptly broke down.

Clip of film crew measuring H2S gas with the Tetra 3

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Human Planet crews filmed in around 80 locations worldwide, using HD cameras to film from the air, from the ground and underwater. The result, according to the BBC website, is a "cinematic experience" created by world-class natural history and documentary camera crews and programme makers.

Crowcon's lightweight, portable Tetra 3 combines extremely rugged design with small size and simple operation. Designed for use in the most demanding environments, it has simple, single button operation, even with a gloved hand. Monitoring oxygen, toxic and flammable gases, the unit has a top mounted, backlit display showing all gas readings, diagnostics and battery life.

If a hazard is detected, the Tetra 3 gives rapid and effective warning with a powerful 95 dBA audible alarm, an extremely bright red/blue LED visual warning, and by vibrating. More information about the tetra 3 can be found on Crowcon's website.

About Crowcon
Crowcon (www.crowcon.com), a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), is a world leader in portable and fixed gas detection instruments. The company is based in Oxfordshire in the UK and has branch offices in the Netherlands, the USA, Singapore and China. It specialises in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, reliable and cost-effective flammable and toxic gas detection equipment and has constantly led the field with products designed for safety and environmental monitoring.

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