ESS Safeforce Buys Over 250 Crowcon Portable Gas Monitors
ESS Safeforce, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hire safety equipment, has recently added over 250 Crowcon gas detectors to its existing hire fleet. The purchase included 60 Detective Plus transportable gas monitors, bringing the total Detective Plus hire fleet to over 200 units. In addition, the company added a further 150 Triple Plus Plus and 50 Tetra 3 portable multi-gas detectors to the same fleet. In all, ESS Safeforce now has almost 1,000 Crowcon detectors.
“The decision to expand our gas detector fleet was taken as part of the ongoing development of our ‘Shutdown Services’ operation, which provides safety equipment such as gas detection, breathing air trailers and safety lighting to large industrial sites when they are shut down for maintenance,” explained ESS Safeforce’s sales director Peter Jones. “We were extremely pleased with the performance of our existing Crowcon detectors, so when the time came to expand our fleet, Crowcon was the obvious choice.”
The Detective Plus is a free-standing, transportable gas detector which provides reliable protection wherever there are short-term gas hazards, including annual plant shutdowns. It can be used individually or in groups to monitor up to four gases at once. It is ideal for wide-area coverage, where several units can be linked together to create a perimeter protection system. If a dangerous gas level is detected, the device warns with a wailing 104 dBA siren and flashing, high intensity LED beacons visible from all angles.
The Triple Plus Plus and the Tetra 3 are two of Crowcon’s most popular portable multi-gas detectors. Designed for the most demanding conditions, including confined space work, they can monitor up to four gases at once, including oxygen, flammable gas and a full range of toxic gases. Each unit has easy to use operating buttons that can control all functions – even with a gloved hand – and bright displays give simultaneous viewing of all gas readings, alarm conditions and battery life.
To complement the Crowcon detectors, ESS Safeforce has also purchased a number of new breathing air trailers and compressors. In addition to this the company recently acquired NSS Northern Site Supplies (a specialist in petrochemical and offshore equipment hire) making a total investment of almost £2 million.