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New XgardIQ

New XgardIQ

The new XgardIQ, our most intelligent fixed-point gas detector, increases safety by minimising the time operators must spend hazardous areas. This versatile transmitter and gas detector has a range of features that protect engineers and support facilities managers of oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical plants.

New Features

Hot swappable sensors

XgardIQ minimises the time spent performing routine maintenance as the sensor modules can be ‘hot swapped’ without a hot-work permit. The existing module can be replaced with a new pre-calibrated module or removed temporarily for testing and calibration in a safe environment.

Versatile sensor options

Modern plant environments can vary greatly presenting diverse gas detection challenges that require careful management. XgardIQ takes a variety of flammable, toxic or oxygen gas sensors, so offers a wide field of application with one single product.

Positive safety

Crowcon’s unique Positive Safety feature reassures operators that the XgardIQ is operating safely and alerts operators to any irregular events that may affect product integrity. This first class safety feature puts the Crowcon XgardIQ ahead of other detectors that may be incapacitated by sensor exposure to extreme conditions.


XgardIQ is compatible with virtually any control system, including gas detection panels, PLC’s, DCS’s and SCADA systems. It provides 4-20mA and RS-485 Modbus signals as standard and is also available with alarm and fault relays. Optional HART compatibility enables intelligent information and data exchange, so facilitates diagnostic checking and maintenance locally, or remotely using industry standard communication tools. 


In new builds, XgardIQ reduces costs as it can be installed with a sealed dummy module which protects the device until commissioning takes place. The XgardIQ transmitter automatically configures to the correct gas type, scale and alarm levels when a functioning sensor module is installed.

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