The Food & Beverage production involves numerous hazardous substances and activities presenting serious risks for workers’ health, the environment and overall operational performance (e.g. NH3, CO2, H2O2, PH3).

  • Cold storage
  • Heating and boiling processes
  • Production of beverages (Carbonation/Deoxygenation/Fermentation)
  • Grain handling/Fumigation
  • Cleaning/Sterilization
  • Confined space entry


Today we are talking about cleaning and sterilization

Cleaning – May remove a significant number of micro-organisms, but it does not kill or eliminate them.

Sterilization – Crucial for destroying harmful micro-organisms on objects and surfaces.

What are the typical cleaning agents?

  • Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
  • Ozone (O3), Chlorine (Cl2)
  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

Health and safety risks

  • Discomfort in mucous membranes and eyes caused by concentrated vapors
  • Whitening of the skin, stinging sensations and blistering caused by contact with H2O2
  • Irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract by inhalation of H2O2
  • Corneal burns due to direct contact with the eyes

ECN Solutions

The Dräger X-am® 5000 belongs to a generation of gas detectors, developed especially for personal monitoring applications. This 1- to 5-gas detector reliably measures combustible gases and vapors as well as O2 and harmful concentrations of toxic gases, organic vapors, odorant and amine.


  • Ergonomic mobile phone design
  • Flexible sensor Exchang
  • Poison-resistant Ex sensor
  • Durable sensor technology
  • Robust and watertight
  • External pump (Optional)
  • Area monitoring
  • Optimum solutions for function or bump tests and calibrations
  • Flexible power supply


Technical Data

Ambient conditions Temperature -20 – +50 °C
Pressure 700 – 1,300 hPa
Humidity 10 – 95% RH
Alarms Visual 360°
Audible Multi-tone > 90 dB at 30 cm
Ingress Protection IP67
Operating Time > 12 hours with Alkaline and NiMH
> 13 hours with NiMH HC; without Ex Sensor typ.
> 250 hours with Alkaline Battery; when using the Save Energy Mode > 40 hours
Charging Time < 4 hours
Data Logger Can be read out via Infrared > 1,000 hours with 5 gases and a recording interval of 1 value per minute
Pump Operation Maximum hose length 45 m; 147 ft