3M3M Detection Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of two intrinsically safe models, the Class/Type 1 SE-401-IS and the Class/Type 2 SE-402-IS to the 3M™ Sound Examiner SE-400 Series of sound level meters. Designed to work in potentially hazardous locations, such as those often found in the petrochemical industry, these brilliantly intuitive instruments are certified intrinsically safe to UL and DEMKO and offer users an intuitive interface for out-of-the-box use with little to no training. 

“Area noise monitoring in the petrochemical industry poses a unique set of challenges, as these environments often require instruments to have intrinsic safety.  If intrinsically safe instruments are not available “hot work permits” are required and obtaining a “hot work permit” can cause time delays.  The 3M™ Sound Examiner IS sound level meters offer UL and DEMKO intrinsic safety approvals, which allow you to begin monitoring at your convenience.  Intrinsic safety certification is a difficult technical challenge and the 3M Detection Solutions team did a great job delivering a brilliantly intuitive solution that helps our customers.” explains Shawn Lowry, Global Business Manager – Hearing Protection & Detection Solutions for 3M Personal Safety Division.

3M™Sound Examiner Sound Level Meter Series

These advanced instruments compute the average sound pressure level (LEQ/LAVG) over the run time, in addition to measuring maximum, minimum and peak levels.  The SE-400 Series also offer data logging for download and analysis with 3M™ Detection Management Software DMS.  In addition, the SE-401 and SE-402-R models include a removable preamp for environmental noise applications. 

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Personal Safety Division

3M Personal Safety Division is a global leader in respiratory, hearing, fall protection, detection and environmental products. Visit www.3M.com/PPESafetyor http://m.3m.com/PPESafety.

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