Telegan Sprint V Flue Gas Analyser Range for Heating Engineers

Five instruments in one small handheld unit

Designed to assist heating engineers in the safe installation, commissioning and servicing of boilers and combustion systems, Telegan’s Sprint V range provides five instruments in one small, convenient handheld unit: a flue gas analyser, a differential thermometer, a differential manometer, a gas escape detector and a carbon monoxide room safety monitor. The Sprint V is manufactured and distributed by Telegan Gas Monitoring, a division of Crowcon Detection Instruments, and is distributed in the UK through Telegan’s exclusive industry partner, Anton Industrial Services.

Sprint V Flue Gas Analyser Range for Heating Engineers

Sprint V Flue Gas Analyser Range for Heating Engineers

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Significant successes for the Sprint V have included the delivery of over 7,000 units to British Gas; the product was also recently named ‘Gas Safety Product of the Year’ at the UK’s annual gas industry awards ceremony.

The range includes the basic Sprint V2 unit with the features mentioned above; the Sprint V3, which has all the functions of the V2 but is also Bluetooth™-enabled for rapid data transfer; the Sprint V4, which is like the V2 but has additional Nitric Oxides (NO and NOx) capability; and finally the Sprint V5, which has all the functions of the V4 and is also Bluetooth™-enabled.

An important feature of the entire Sprint V range is ‘Smart Purge’ technology which clears potentially acidic gases from the unit. This helps save battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out.

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Telegan and Crowcon to Supply Gas Detection Products to Gas Safe Register™ Inspectors

Telegan Gas Monitoring and its exclusive industry partner, Anton Industrial Services, are providing a fleet of flue gas analysers and gas detectors to all Gas Safe Register™ inspectors. The contract involves 106 award-winning Telegan ‘Sprint V’ multi-purpose flue gas analysers and 106 Crowcon (Telegan’s parent company) ‘Eikon’ carbon monoxide monitors. Gas Safe Register™ replaced the CORGI gas registration scheme in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on April 1, 2009.

Sprint V2

(Photo caption: Telegan’s Bluetooth™-enabled Sprint V flue gas analyser)

The Sprint V is Bluetooth™-enabled and features a flue gas analyser, a differential thermometer, a differential manometer, a carbon monoxide room safety monitor and a gas escape detector with gooseneck probe and ultra-bright LED searchlight as standard – all in one small handheld unit. An important feature of the Sprint V is ‘Smart Purge’ technology, which cleans out potentially acidic gases from the unit. This helps save battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out. The Sprint V has already been awarded ‘Gas Safety Product of the Year’ in industry awards.

The Crowcon Eikon is a small, disposable single-gas detector guaranteed to operate without the need for parts or maintenance for two years. It is ideal for temporary use by inspectors and on-site contractors. In addition to carbon monoxide, versions are also available to detect ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, chlorine, or for oxygen deficiency monitoring. Sealed to IP65, the Eikon warns of gas hazards with a powerful 94 dBA alarm and four high-intensity LEDs visible from all angles.

Commenting on the contract, Louise Early, Crowcon and Telegan’s product manager said, “We are very pleased to work in partnership with Anton on this tender. The support that Anton offer is second to none and their relationship with Corgi and now Gas Safe Register is a testament to this. The deal also reinforces our reputation as one of the leading suppliers of gas safety equipment to the UK’s utility industries.”

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Sprint V Flue Gas Analyser Wins CORGI Gas Safety Product Of The Year

Telegan And Its Industry Partner Anton Jointly Recognised

Telegan’s Sprint V multi-purpose flue gas analyser was named ‘Gas Safety Product of the Year’ at this year’s prestigious CORGI Awards ceremony, held at the RICOH Arena in Coventry recently. Telegan’s exclusive industry partner, Anton, was also recognised for the part it played in bringing the innovative product to market.

CORGI Award

Photo caption: Warren Rees, Managing Director of Telegan (left), and Mike Windsor, Sales Director of Anton, with the CORGI ‘Gas Safety Product of the Year’ award outside Telegan’s Abingdon headquarters.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Gas Industry’, the CORGI Awards are an annual event recognising those people, products and companies committed to gas safety and improving standards in the industry. The glittering ceremony was hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre, a regular on TV shows ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Have I Got News for You?’.

“We are delighted that the innovative design and functionality of the Sprint V has been recognised at the CORGI Awards,” said Telegan’s Managing Director Warren Rees. “The award is especially valued as it is based on the votes of engineers who use the product every day when installing, commissioning and servicing gas systems and appliances. It also confirms what we and our customers have always known, that the Sprint V is simply one of the most versatile, easy to use gas analysers on the market.”

“We would particularly like to congratulate Grant Bleakley, Anton’s Managing Director, as well as Mike Windsor and the rest of the Anton team, who have been tireless in helping us develop the Sprint V range to the point where it is now regarded as the industry standard,” added Rees.

The Sprint V is Bluetooth-enabled and features a flue gas analyser, a differential thermometer, a differential manometer, a carbon monoxide room safety monitor and a gas escape detector with gooseneck probe and ultra-bright LED searchlight as standard – all in one small handheld unit. An important feature of the Sprint V is ‘Smart Purge’ technology, which saves battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out.

Commenting on the Awards the judges said, “When selecting all the winners we were so impressed by such outstanding examples of best practice and hope to see all these approaches rolled out to wider audiences for the good of the industry as a whole.”

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Telegan Sprint V3 Flue Gas Analysers Help Smith And Byford Capture & Archive FGA Readings Automatically

Bespoke software allows data from the analysers to directly populate ‘Landlord’s Report’ via Bluetooth

Telegan Gas Monitoring and its exclusive industry partner Anton have supplied Smith and Byford with an initial order of 40 Sprint V3 hand held flue gas analysers (FGAs) capable of directly populating the ‘Landlord’s Report’. The units were supplied through one of Anton’s master distribution channels.

Smith & Byford

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Left to right: Damian Cairns, Senior Area Sales Manager, Telegan; Mike Windsor, Sales Director, Anton Group; Carl Burrows, Director, Smith & Byford; James Rogers, Marketing Manager, Vixensoft

Telegan and Anton worked closely with Smith and Byford and their software supplier, Vixensoft, to create a bespoke solution which emulates the data from the Sprint V3 on an engineer’s PDA via Bluetooth, allowing direct population of the ‘Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate’ and automated archiving.

“It is becoming increasingly important to capture and archive FGA data,” says Mike Windsor, Anton’s Sales Director. “The collaboration with Vixensoft helps exploit the unique ability of the Sprint V3 and its Bluetooth communications to ensure best practice and compliance.  Clients are able to receive all the data on a safety check, including FGA readings, wrapped up in one digital document for archiving on a server.”

“Smith and Byford has over 70 engineers working on installation and maintenance of local authority contracts and Vixensoft specialises in software for the building services industry, including a reactive maintenance and mobile data solution. It therefore seemed the obvious choice to synchronise all our different strengths to achieve this forward thinking programme which allows Smith and Byford to integrate the Sprint V3 into its day-to-day operations,” adds Mike.

Kevin Honner, Product Manager at Telegan, comments: “The whole process is extremely simple because it is automatic. Additionally, the integrity of the data is ensured as there can be no errors in transcription and, because the data is automatically archived to a server, subsequent checks can be done at any time simply by retrieving the relevant report – no more hunting around for filed documents.”

“A key factor in our decision to work with Anton and Telegan was the ongoing training support they provide us,” says Smith and Byford’s Gas Service Department Manager Alan Dring. Carl Burrows, one of the company’s Directors, adds, “By implementing this process I really believe we are showing our commitment to continuous improvement by utilising the latest technology, enabling us to deliver and record all relevant information regarding gas servicing.”

As well as being an FGA, the Sprint V3 also features as standard a differential thermometer, a differential manometer (with bespoke combined let-by and tightness test), carbon monoxide room safety monitor and a gas escape detector with gooseneck probe and ultra-bright LED searchlight. The simple, intuitive menu structure has an automatic backlit display and allows easy selection of extended sets of pressure units, fuel options, efficiency settings and other preferences.

An important feature of the Sprint V range is ‘Smart Purge’ technology, which saves battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out.

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Spygas Freon Allows Quick, Safe Detection Of Freon In Hard To Reach Areas

The new Spygas Freon from Telegan Gas Monitoring is designed to help air conditioning and refrigeration engineers detect Freon* leaks and check the tightness of pipe joints in hard to reach or dark areas quickly and safely.

Spygas Freon

The lightweight, hand-held device can detect Freon levels from as low as 100 ppm with easy to use, single-button operation. A clear, backlit display shows either 100, 1,000 or 10,000 ppm levels and there are two alarm modes: a Geiger Counter-type click in normal operation and a loud crescendo alarm which rises with concentration levels. The sensor has a five year expected lifespan and there is also a battery level indicator.

The Spygas Freon is small enough to fit into a pocket or tool pouch and its tough, reinforced plastic enclosure ensures years of trouble-free use. It is compliant to EMC standard EN50270:1999. For more information please visit www.telegangas.co.uk.

* Freons are a group of organic compounds used as refrigerants. They include Dichlorodifluoromethane and Trichlorofluoromethane.

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British Gas Buys 7000 Telegan Flue Gas Analysers

Telegan Gas Monitoring has won the contract to supply British Gas with 7000 of the latest Sprint V3 flue gas analysers. The Bluetooth™*-enabled analysers will be delivered over the next 12 months as part of a six year supply and service contract. Telegan is a division of gas detection specialist Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd.

Sprint V3 flue gas analyser

“We chose the Sprint Vs because of their simplicity, ease of use and functionality,” said Simon Miller, Support Manager of the HSO Supplier Team at British Gas. “They will see a lot of use on a daily basis, so really need to be up to the task. Their added ability to assist with compliance to BS7967** also adds to the appeal of the units.” The instruments are pre-programmed with pass/fail criteria or tests may be manually passed by the engineer.

Sprint V3, which was specially configured for British Gas requirements, features as standard a flue gas analyser, a differential thermometer, a differential manometer (with bespoke combined let-by and tightness test), carbon monoxide room safety monitor and a gas escape detector with gooseneck probe and ultra-bright LED searchlight – all in one small handheld unit.

The simple, intuitive menu structure has an automatic backlit display and allows easy selection of extended sets of pressure units, fuel options, efficiency settings and other preferences.

An important feature of the Sprint V range is ‘Smart Purge’ technology, which saves battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out.

Standard Sprint V reports can be instantly printed, logged and recalled on-screen as well as output to Sprint PC software via USB. British Gas selected Bluetooth™ technology for their data output requirements and a ‘hold readings’ function on screen.

Simon added, “Crowcon’s six year service package gives British Gas full manufacturers’ back-up and support and the ability to upgrade instruments if improvements are made, which will help us meet a changing market.”

David Riddle, Business Development Manager at Telegan, said, “We are delighted to have been selected for this ongoing contract with British Gas. Our focus has always been on making life easier for heating engineers, who are faced with an ever-increasing burden of regulation and legislation.”

*  Bluetooth™ is a wireless technology that allows computers and other electronic devices to talk to each other over short distances. It uses radio waves and is a secure and inexpensive way of connecting and exchanging information between devices without wires.

**  BS 7967 gives guidance for gas engineers engaged in identifying and managing sources of fumes, smells, spillage/leakage of combustion products as well as suitable CO/CO2 ratio readings.

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Telegan Flue Gas Analyser Sets New Standards

Telegan’s new Sprint V2 multi-function flue gas analyser has many new features to simplify the work of heating engineers, who have an ever-increasing number of responsibilities.

Standard features include a flue gas analyser, differential thermometer, differential manometer including bespoke let-by and tightness test with print facility, carbon monoxide room safety reports and gas escape detector, all in one small and convenient handheld unit.

The simple, intuitive menu structure has an automatic backlit display and allows easy selection of extended sets of pressure units, fuel options, efficiency settings and other preferences.

The carbon monoxide room safety test has an appliance selection option, helping the engineer conform to BS7967, and a full-timed test with a facility to log and print all readings. In addition, the gas escape detector now has a gooseneck probe and an ultra-bright white LED searchlight, allowing the user to see the leak source in dark conditions and detect escaping gas.

The manometer is equipped with a combined let-by/tightness test to IGE/11/UP/1B as well as selection for single or differential pressure readings. The combined test allows the engineer to pass or fail each stage of the test based on accurate and stable pressure readings, which may also be quickly logged and printed.

Another feature of the Sprint V2 is ‘Smart Purge’ technology, which saves battery, pump and filter life, enables intelligent purging for switch-on and switch-off, and allows the purging of gas while other tests are being carried out.

Differential temperature readings can be carried out with single or twin probes and temperature readings are also available while testing pressure. An ergonomic pistol grip flue probe makes the Sprint V2 easy to handle, while a rubber boot with integral magnets – allowing the engineer to attach it to a boiler – enables hands free operation of the unit while providing extra protection

Reports can be instantly printed, logged and recalled on-screen as well as output to Sprint PC software, which also allows customer details to be input and stored. The user can also personalise the configuration according to their own preferences.

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Emission Analysers Now Have Hydrogen-Compensated Co Sensors

Telegan’s Tempest multi-gas emission analysers and Sprint flue gas analysers now have hydrogen-compensated carbon monoxide (CO) sensors.

Tempest

In many industries, such as steel manufacturing, hydrogen forms part of flue or stack gas emissions. Standard CO sensors react adversely to hydrogen, producing inaccurate readings. Telegan has solved this problem by designing analysers which compensate for this effect, ensuring accurate CO readings at all times.

The Tempest range is rugged, portable and very easy to use. Depending on the model, it has up to six gas sensors, as well as differential pressure and differential temperature sensors, allowing the instrument to be configured for specific monitoring requirements. Data logging can also be enabled for remote analysis of emissions. All emission data can be downloaded to a PC using standard Windows software, and an integrated printer allows hard copies to be produced at the touch of a button.

The Sprint range combines a flue gas analyser, differential manometer, differential thermometer, gas leak detector and carbon monoxide monitor in one handheld unit. It allows instant printing of records, continuous sample pumping during pressure readings and easy gas tightness testing. The latest model, the Sprint 3000, can also send combustion data direct to any palm-sized computer compatible with Bluetooth wireless technology.

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Top Safety Accreditation For Telegan

Telegan Gas Monitoring (a division of Crowcon Detection Instruments) is one of a group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme designed to help industry improve its safety record.

The Abingdon-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practices amongst UK contractors.

Telegan specialises in the development and manufacture of flue gas analysers for boiler and furnace maintenance and optimisation, as well as equipment for gas leak detection and emission monitoring.

“The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business,” said Business Development Manager David Riddle. “It demonstrates Crowcon’s commitment to ensuring safe and environmentally aware working practices on its own premises as well as on customer sites. All Telegan’s service engineers are now fully trained in compliance with SAFEcontractor practices,” he added.

SAFEcontractor is operated by international safety, health and environmental risk specialists, the National Britannia Group. Under the system, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on the database, which is accessible to registered users at www.safecontractor.com.

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New Intrinsically Safe Gas Leak & Purge Detector

The new portable, intrinsically safe* Gaseeker from Telegan (a division of Crowcon Detection Instruments) provides heating engineers working on large gas systems in commercial or light industrial premises with leak and purge information at the touch of a button.

Gaseeker

The device features a dual-range flammable gas sensor with an option of a two year oxygen sensor. Simple to use, the Gaseeker’s clear, backlit LCD display provides all gas readings simultaneously, as well as auto ranging, elapsed time and standard instrumentation data. There is a bright visual alarm, with the option of an audible alarm.

The durable, waterproof Triax™ case protects the Gaseeker from damage if dropped on a hard surface or in water. A full kit is provided as standard, including built-in pump, charger, carry case, shoulder and belt straps and water trap/particulate filter.

* Intrinsically safe equipment is defined as “equipment and wiring which is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy under normal or abnormal conditions to cause ignition of a specific hazardous atmospheric mixture in its most easily ignited concentration.” This is achieved by limiting the amount of power available to the electrical equipment in the hazardous area to a level below that which will ignite the gases.

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