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Dräger Polytron 8000

The microprocessor-based transmitter can be equipped with various electrochemical DrägerSensors. This way, you can easily detect oxygen and various toxic gases in the ambient air. In addition, the Polytron 8000 can also be integrated into your digital fieldbus system, thus providing additional diagnostic functions.

Simple instrument management thanks to digital communication

With its HART® ability, the Dräger Polytron 8000 allows remote access using the Dräger PolySoft software for the quick and convenient evaluation of the instrument status. Integration in existing management systems (e.g. PactWare) is also possible using DTM. In addition, fieldbus systems such as Foundation Fieldbus or Profibus are supported by corresponding interfaces.


Optional: Two mounting sets for easy flange-mounting

The housing has four mounting holes. Two different mounting sets are available for installing the Polytron 8000: a duct-mount and a pipe-mount set. This means that the transmitter can be easily installed anywhere – e.g., on a smooth wall, a pipe or an exhaust duct.


Intelligent sensors

​The Dräger Polytron 8000 can detect over 100 different gases. DrägerSensors are specifically designed for the demands of 24 hours a day, 365 days per year operation. The large DrägerSensor size gives them their renowned long life and superior measurement performance. The integrated sensor memory contains all relevant sensor data. This also allows the Polytron 8000 to accept pre-calibrated sensors, the Dräger Polytron 8000 is a virtually maintenance-free transmitter.


Further advantages


  • Easy and cost-effective: one-man calibration
  • Quick and easy wiring
  • Aluminium or 316 L stainless steel housing for the most extreme industrial conditions
  • Extremely user-friendly software thanks to a minimum number of menu items
  • Backlit display: easy to read, even in the dark and without a flash light
  • Traffic light status indicator (green = no danger, yellow = error, flashing red = gas alarm)
  • Intelligent sensors for predictive maintenance
  • Freely adjustable measuring ranges (within permitted ranges)
  • Matrix display allows the flexible setting of measuring ranges and units
  • SIL 2 certified by the German TÜV Süd



Proven – and still getting better: Dräger measurement technology

Dräger has been developing and manufacturing sensors and gas detectors for industrial use for more than 40 years. And with each new instrument generation, we drive our measurement technology a bit further. With the Polytron 8000, you will definitely benefit from this experience and power of innovation:

  • durable sensors
  • short response times
  • high sensitivity
  • high accuracy
  • low sensitivity to other gases or changing ambient conditions



Optional: Three relays for controlling external equipment

On request, the Dräger Polytron 8000 can be equipped with three integrated relays. This enables you to use it as an independent gas detection system with two arbitrarily adjustable concentration alarms and one fault alarm. Audio alarms, signal lights, or similar devices can, thus, be controlled locally – without an additional cable between the transmitter and a central controller. The sensor signal can be evaluated using the 4 to 20 mA signal.


Software Options

​With three different software dongles, a range of functions are incorporated into the transmitter adjusting it to user- or application-specific requirements.

Sensor Test Dongle
With this dongle, the Dräger Polytron 8000 performs many different patented sensor tests that ensure the reliability and functionality of the sensor and gas detection system.

Sensor Diagnostic Dongle
With the new sensor diagnostic function (including the sensor test), the stress and the remaining sensor life is evaluated so that maintenance and replacement cycles can be predicted and planned.

Data Dongle
Datalogger and eventlogger options are implemented in this dongle, which stores gas values and events such as faults and alarms. Using an IR interface, the data can be downloaded and evaluated on a PC using the Dräger PolySoft 8000 software package. Alternatively, a graphical 15 minute concentration history will be displayed on the transmitter screen, at the push of a button.


Product Information



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Brochure: Gas List 2015 (PDF)

List of detectable gases and vapours.

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