SOURCE: RKI Instruments, Inc.

September 16, 2008 15:00 ET

RKI Introduces the Smallest and Lightest 4-Gas Monitor

UNION CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - RKI is proud to offer the smallest and lightest 4-gas monitor in the world, the GX-2009. Weighing only 4.6 ounces and fitting in the palm of your hand (2.75" H x 2.95" L x .98" D), the GX-2009 simultaneously monitors and displays combustibles, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The GX-2009 represents the latest evolution of gas detection technology. Advancements include dual audible alarm ports and alarm LEDs on 3 sides of the instrument, so that alarm conditions are obvious from multiple perspectives, especially in high noise environments. Other features include a waterproof and dustproof design with an IP 67 rating, an impact resistant rubber over-mold body that is RFI resistant, and a large capacity data logging system included as a standard feature.

Other standard features are vibration alarm, autocalibration, calibration lock out or reminder control, STEL / TWA readings, peak hold, auto backlighting at alarm on a large LCD display, and it even tells the time! All of these controls and features are operated through 2 simple glow-in-the dark, glove friendly buttons. The NiMH battery set will operate for 20 hours and will fully charge in 3 hours.

A large capacity data logging function is a standard feature on all GX-2009 instruments, and will store up to 8 alarm trend sessions where readings are recorded 30 minutes before and after an alarm event. The data logging has a 3,600 data point capacity with a log time range of 10 to 300 hours based on programmable interval times. The data logging software will also store up to 100 calibration records and is Windows XP and Vista compatible. The GX-2009 is also functional with the Data Cal 2000 instrument maintenance system and the SM-2009U single calibration station (available in 2009).

The GX-2009 is designed around RKI's compact and proven sensors utilizing catalytic combustion, electrochemical and galvanic sensor technologies. Each miniaturized sensor is manufactured with the same high quality control that has made RKI sensors and instruments the most reliable and long lasting monitoring devices in the industry.

RKI Instruments, Inc. is an innovative gas detection company located in Union City, California. RKI began in 1994 with the belief that distributors and customers deserve a permanent reliable source for advanced gas detection instruments and sensors high level of customer service and prompt delivery.

RKI is partnered with Riken Keiki Company, Ltd., the world leader in gas detection and sensor technologies. Celebrating over 70 years in the gas detection business. Riken has over 150,000 points of detection world wide in the semiconductor industry alone. Riken specializes in both gas detection and sensor development. RKI is the exclusive North American supplier of Riken products.

For 14 straight years RKI has continued to grow. RKI's continued success is attributed to our seasoned professionals. Each RKI employee has an average of 11 years of gas detection experience and our company's top six executives combined industry experience totals more than 130 years.

This combination of quality products and knowledgeable, supportive people provides customers with the ability and opportunity to confidently face almost any gas monitoring application. Our policy is to provide strong, quick support to our customers and outlets, and to stand fully behind our products.

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