HOW IT WORKS
The GasTrainer was developed to safely simulate situations in which the use of a four-gas meter would be required. The GasTrainer can simulate gas leaks/clouds without the hazards of using potentially lethal gases. Instead, electronic transmitters (GasSource emitters) are positioned and used to simulate a gas leak. By varying the position of the emitters and adjusting the settings, it is possible to simulate a variety of HazMat situations, ranging from small leaks to large vapor clouds.
The GasTrainer system is comprised of electronic gas source emitters, a student “gas detector” unit and an instructor unit that allows the trainer to control the scenario and observe the readings on the student unit.
GasSource Emitters, which can be placed anywhere a potential gas leak may occur, simulate a scenario involving one of the four most common gases (Oxygen (O2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and LEL). Automatically simulate gas level behavior, and utilize the instructor’s unit to manually adjust and incorporate the other three gases into the simulation. The Student Unit and Instructor Unit communicate with each other using a wireless link. The Student Unit will respond to the Instructor Unit’s settings for both the default and manually adjusted gases.
The trainee, using the Student Unit, works to determine where the source of the leak is using the gas level readouts on the unit. An alarm sounds if the measured value exceeds a preset value indicating potentially dangerous levels, just like real gas meters.
The trainer, using the Instructor Unit, can create a variety of training scenarios that determine what readout the student unit displays by setting alarm levels, adjusting the gas being monitored and manually increasing or decreasing gas readings to provide additional training challenges. Two separate alarm levels can be set by the instructor per gas; one minimum level and one maximum level. The instructor simultaneously receives the same alarm signal if one of the alarm values is exceeded on the Student Unit.
A Detachable Metering Wand allows students to train on metering confined spaces and locating point source emissions.
Trainees learn how specific atmospheres (the presence or lack of certain gases) will determine the level of emergency response.
Locate emission sources
Teach trainees how to identify and find the source of a gas leak in order to determine the proper response (simple valve closure or evacuation).
Establish safety perimeters
Learn the proper distances to maintain from certain hazardous environments, understand what respiratory protection and other PPE is required at certain gas concentration levels.
Detachable Metering Wand
The metering wand allows students to meter confined spaces or to search for gas sources in limited access areas such as confined spaces.
Compressed gas cylinder prop with integrated electronics that create a hissing sound effect when the valve is opened.
Leaking Propane Tank
Propane cylinder prop (9KG) with integrated electronics that create a hissing sound effect when the valve is opened.
HazMat Placard Kit
Includes a complete set of magnetic Hazardous Materials placards, a UN number sign and an NFPA 704 diamond.