Grasstree deploys new gas management tool

THE first DS2 Docking Stations used to manage gas monitors have been commissioned at Anglo Coal’s Grasstree mine this week.
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DS2 Docking Station

Angie Tomlinson

The stations, distributed by Airmet Scientific, were launched in Australia this month, following their release in the USA in September.

The new station is being demonstrated at Sydney’s Safety show this week and were recently demonstrated throughout the Bowen Basin and in New South Wales.

“The level of interest in total management of portable gas detection in the mines in the Bowen Basin have been very high,” said Airmet.

The Victorian-based company said DS2 had the ability to simplify the total management of portable gas detection. It provided automatic bump testing, calibration, data downloading, record-keeping, battery charging, settings updates and diagnostic checks.

“The DS2 has been designed to make docking instruments more economical, reliable and practical.”

The station works by a two way wireless and/or ethernet connectivity enabling the link up to 100 stand-alone Instrument Docking Stations (IDSs) from remote locations anywhere in an operation and relay the data back to one central database for total instrument management.

A graphical user interface tool (DSSAC) allows an administrator to view operations on each Docking Station from a network computer, making it easy to track instruments, print reports, set events and change parameters for any location.

The DS-2 is available for the iTX, VX500 and T82 gas monitors.

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