Number 8 on the Periodic Table, Oxygen (O) has eight protons in the nucleus and is pale blue in its liquid and solid states. A non-metal element, Oxygen is colourless gas at room temperature, making up 21 percent of Earth’s atmosphere. Oxygen is an essential component for life, consumed during respiration, however, high concentrations cause an enriched environment which can lead to accelerated combustion.

Increased levels of oxygen may dramatically increase the flammability of any combustible matter.

Oxygen depletion: Exposure to atmospheres containing between 10% and 13% oxygen can bring about unconsciousness very rapidly; death comes very quickly if the oxygen level drops below 6% volume.

Oxygen O2 is a gas without colour, taste or smell.

Download our Oxygen factsheet and:
  • Discover how to know when you’ve been exposed to Oxygen
  • Learn what steps to take to protect your team
  • Understand how to detect, measure and report Oxygen
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Products for Oxygen Detection
Portable Detectors

Zone 0 approved personal protection solution for detecting the four most common gas hazards. Exclusively with long-life O2 and MPS sensor technologies.

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A compact and fully ruggedised single gas detector for the toughest of industrial environments.

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Tetra 3

Compact, robust and easy-to-use diffusion based detector.

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A multi gas detector offering 5 gas support as well as a dedicated pre-entry check mode and optional pump feature.

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Portable 4-in-1 gas detector with new sensor technologies.

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Clip SGD

Industrial single gas detector designed for use in hazardous areas.

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Triple Plus+
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Fixed Detectors
Xgard Bright

Addressable fixed head detector with OLED display.

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Sil2 certified, versatile and transmitter compatible fixed detector available with Alarm and Fault relays.

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Fixed multi gas detector.

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TXgard Plus

Flameproof (Ex d), ATEX, IECEx certified toxic or oxygen gas detector.

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Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) toxic and oxygen gas detector with local LCD display.

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