RAE Systems SolarPak Enables Uninterrupted Wireless Gas Detection in Hazardous Environments

New SolarPak connects to RAE PowerPak external battery; enables 24/7 operation of rapidly deployable MeshGuard gas detection systems at hazardous locations

San Jose, Calif.  - February 2, 2012 – When conducting remote exploration operations and working in hazardous and rugged environments, there is a critical safety need to keep gas detection systems constantly powered – especially in areas where flammable gases or vapors present a health or safety threat.

New RAE Systems SolarPak connected to the RAE PowerPak and MeshGuard gas detection system.

To solve this challenge, RAE Systems Inc. today introduced its new SolarPak, an intrinsically safe, stand-alone 24/7 remote solar powered solution for wireless gas detection systems. SolarPak complements RAE Systems’ PowerPak by delivering an uninterrupted power supply that enables its Mesh Guard Gas Detection Systems to monitor gas in remote exploration sites 24/7.

The RAE Systems SolarPak is the only solar solution certified for Class I, division I (ATEX Zone 0) hazardous locations, and is compatible with all RAE Systems MeshGuard wireless gas detectors and Mesh Routers.

The SolarPak features an integrated solar panel and charge controller to charge the RAE PowerPak external battery, which enables continuous operation of gas detection systems.  The remote, stand-alone SolarPak and RAE PowerPak solution dramatically reduces labor and maintenance costs by eliminating the need for expensive trenching and cabling or periodic changing of batteries.

RAE Systems MeshGuard Gas Detection System
RAE Systems’ MeshGuard Wireless Gas Detection System is a battery operated, rapidly deployable hazardous area monitoring system that combines advanced gas-detection technology with the latest in wirelessly connected data systems. Its rugged design delivers reliable performance in harsh and potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as oil refineries, oil and gas exploration, oil and gas production, plant maintenance turnarounds, tank farms and facility fenceline monitoring. With the addition of the SolarPak the MeshGuard System is deployable in virtually all hazardous locations. 

“Uninterrupted access to toxic and flammable gas data is critical to health and safety operations in hazardous remote environments. The SolarPak allows us to significantly expand the functionality of our MeshGuard product line by filling a need in the marketplace for a 24/7, intrinsically-safe, remote power supply for use in rugged environments,” said Thomas Nègre, RAE Systems Vice President of Products and Marketing. “Our new SolarPak solution is capable of supporting sensors with significant power requirements, such as the industry standard LEL catalytic bead which can now be met around-the-clock with the RAE Systems SolarPak.”

A complete MeshGuard gas detection system can be deployed in minutes, and will operate continuously – even in cloudy conditions – with the RAE PowerPak and SolarPak. The standard pole and wall mount adjust easily to maximize energy production at different geographic locations.

The SolarPak is available now and is sold through distribution both in the U.S. and other global locations.  Customers interested in information or purchasing the SolarPak should contact RAE Systems’ local distributor or their regional sales manager.

Learn More, See More

  • To learn more about the SolarPak, click HERE
  • More information on accessing or purchasing the new SolarPak is available HERE
  • Learn more about how to deploy MeshGuard: the most advanced gas detection technology for industrial safety applications with the latest in connected data systems, click HERE
  • Download an Application Note on wireless mesh gas detection for oil and gas exploration, click HERE
  • Request a copy of the new reference book, “Wirelessly Networked Chemical & Radiation Sensor Solutions,” click HERE

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems is a global gas sensor and wireless-system gas detection innovator that designs and manufactures a full line of fixed, portable, and personal gas detection and radiation detection instruments. The company’s life-saving gas, radiation and PID detectors are built using RAE Systems’ proven technology, and are used in 120 countries by many of the world’s leading industrial corporations, first responders and government agencies for toxic gas monitoring VOC detection, and radiation detection with oil and gas, fire, hazmat, industrial safety and homeland security applications.

RAE Systems offers a wide range of rugged, intrinsically safe, wirelessly connected globally certified monitors that enable continuous, real-time safety- and security-threat detection in nearly every environment. RAE Systems leads the industry in gas detection performance and reliability. RAE Systems’ help elevate safety for workers, responders and the public at large, reduce project downtime, and improve incident-response time. Learn more at raesystems.com.

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