Low-level VOC detection with the Draeger X-pid 8500
Abstract Details: Driven by requirements to measure certain compounds at low ppm or even ppb levels, in this presentation we will explore the Draeger X-pid 8500 and its ability to measure compounds, including benzene and butadiene, for safety and industrial hygiene applications.
Interest Area/Track: Safety and Industrial Hygiene confined space clearance and exposure monitoring.
Learning Objective(s): Describe a proven solution for the detection of a range of VOCs and low-level toxic compounds.
Russell Warn, QSSP is the Product Support Manager for portable gas detection devices at Draeger, Inc., based in Houston, TX. He has been with Draeger for over 18 years and has over 35 years of experience dealing in the safety and industrial hygiene arenas.
In 1984, he started his career in safety with Henry’s Safety Supply, Co., based in Billings, MT, as a bench and field technician servicing portable and fixed gas detection and industrial hygiene sampling equipment. With a background in basic electronics, he has furthered his career by on the job training and attending training classes such as “Quantitative Industrial Hygiene” at Colorado State University. Five years, from 1995 to 2000, were spent in Saudi Arabia working for another manufacturer, where he supported the Loss Prevention and Industrial Hygiene groups within Saudi Aramco and numerous other companies based throughout the middle east.
Since starting with Draeger, he has held positions of Product Manager, Regional Sales Representative, and now Product Support Manager. He supports the sales team, customer service, service operations, channel partners, and end-user customers for product, application, training, and troubleshooting solutions.
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