The long established Vetus gas detector has been replaced by model GD1000, which in addition to flammable gases, now also detects inert but deadly carbon monoxide.
The Vetus gas detector offers a gas detection system for a range of combustible gases including propane, butane, methane, ethanol and hydrogen. In addition it will also detect poisonous carbon monoxide. There is a warning buzzer and red LED on the control panel.
A push button will manually actuate a remote solenoid operated gas valve, if this is installed in the system. If this solenoid valve is in the open position (or not fitted), the presence of gas is detected continuously. If the valve is closed, detection will take place intermittently.
The gas detector is provided with three switched connections rated at 1 Amp each. In the event of an alarm situation, these will actuate (if fitted), an extraction ventilator, an external alarm or horn and a solenoid operated gas valve. The extraction ventilator can also be operated manually be means of the “Fan” button.
One sensor is supplied as standard, but a second one may be fitted as an option for gas detection in another part of the boat.
The Vetus gas detector is suitable for both 12 Volt and 24 Volt electrical systems. Should the battery voltage become too low, there is an optical and acoustical warning for this situation too.