Industrial Scientific Corp., a global leader in gas detection and monitoring instruments, systems and related services, has announced that the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has certified the MX6 iBrid™ multi-gas monitor as intrinsically safe for use in hazardous locations. The CSA mark is the most recognized mark of safety within Canada.

The MX6 meets CSA Standards C22.2 No. 152 and C22.2 No. 157 as intrinsically safe for use in Class I, Group A, B, C and D hazardous locations. This certification applies to the use of the instrument both in diffusion mode and with an integrated sampling pump.

The MX6 iBrid™ features a full-color LCD display screen, which improves safety with clear readings in low-light or bright-light conditions. It also supports on-board graphing and a menu-driven PEG (Portable Embedded GUI) operating system. This allows users to step through instrument functions using an intuitive menu and the instrument’s five-way navigation button. The MX6 also adds flexibility for multilingual and international work forces with one of eight available pre-programmed languages.

The unit is designed to detect from one to six gases including oxygen, combustible gases and up to four toxic gases. With 25 field-replaceable “smart” sensor options, an integrated sampling pump, and interchangeable lithium-ion and alkaline battery packs, the MX6 can be set up in millions of different detection configurations. Such configuration flexibility allows it to measure potential hazards in any industry. The addition of a photoionization detector (PID) allows for the detection of the potentially “unknown” toxic hazards or volatile organic compounds that may exist in some applications.

The MX6 iBrid is compatible with the award-winning DS2 Docking Station™ and the iNet™ Instrument Network to further simplify and automate calibration, function (bump) testing and data management.