SENSITRON S.r.l. was founded in 1988 with the mission to becoming an international reference point for industrial toxic and inflammable gas detection. Based in Cornaredo, Milano, Italy, for years Sensitron S.r.l. has been committed with the research and development of flammable and toxic gas detectors and, in a very short time, has ranked among the European market Leaders.
The development of sensors that have been continually more reliable, the systematic use of microprocessor technology, the compliance with European standards and the quality procedures adopted, guarantee one of the best and largest product ranges in the worldwide gas detection market. In anticipation to the ATEX Directive 94/9/CE compulsory from July 1, 2003, Sensitron gas detectors got ATEX certifications since December 2001. Sensitron has been the first Italian manufacturer of gas detection systems to obtain the following certificates:
- CESI 01 ATEX 086Q Production Quality Assurance
- CESI 01 ATEX 053 Safety Electrical Requirements (IEC 60079-0 &1)
- CESI 03 ATEX 339 Safety Electrical Requirements (IEC 60079-15)
- CESI 02 ATEX 084 Performance requirements (IEC 60079-29-1)
This last certificate refers to the detectors performance and assures the quality and the high features a gas detector has to offer. In addition to the ATEX, we are launching on the market an even more enhanced gas detection system designed according to the new standard EN50402 & IEC 61508 part 1 to 7. Indeed, the ATEX 94/9/EC directive states that type testing according to function and accuracy are compulsory all over Europe. It details unified performance features but doesn‘t consider requirement for a fail safe function of the system. This new standards EN50402 & IEC 61508 part 1 to 7 open the possibility of approving the functional safety of a complex gas detection system, by evaluating the functional safety of the different modules it consists of, so as to obtain its SIL (Safety Integrity Levels). To offer fail safe systems is our new goal. The GALILEO Multisystem control panel (as well as the Galileo 8 and Galileo 32 control Panels) and our new hi-tech detectors SMART SMS (SIL Multi Sensor) and SMART (Lisa) IR with NDIR technology, have been designed to fulfil the SIL requirements described in the EN50402 & IEC 61508 part 1 to 7. Sensitron is also aware of a market share where quality products and cost effective prices represent a major selling key-point, like the innovative product SMART 3P, especially designed for car park applications, where the accuracy of a microprocessor based electronics and professional electrochemical cell are offered at extremely competitive prices. The particular commitment to the European standards has never prevented Sensitron from paying a particular attention to the Far East markets. A proof of our dynamism is the creation of a representative office in Beijing and the Chinese certificates we got on our products, CBTS for the SMART3 performance and CEC for the safety electrical requirements. Certifications for other Markets as well as for systems for Marine use are pending. Sensitron got UNI EN ISO 9001 certification in February 1997, implemented as ISO 9001:2000 since December 2002. The management and all the staff consider the certifications and the standards as the fundamental point in guaranteeing the customer a product and service which will be consistent in time.