Open Path Gas Monitoring News

  • Smart and compact Infrared Sources for high-performance NDIR Gas Sensing

    Axetris EMIRS50 and EMIRS 200 compared in an internal test Gas sensors based on Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) techniques have continuously gained popularity over the past decades. A number of clear trends in gas sensor design are visible today – gas sensors are getting smaller, consuming less power, and unit sensor cost is decreasing. At the same time the market is demanding improved ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • LumaSense introduces ThermalSpection 724 infrared camera for automated high-voltage equipment monitoring

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. introduced the next generation ThermalSpection 724 substation asset monitoring system that includes a hardened enclosure with thermal and visual imagers mounted on a pan-tilt positioner. An essential part of the upgraded system includes new interfaces to easily automate data collection and analysis. Hardware updates include a higher resolution infrared camera with a ...

  • Valeport Sponsorship Provides Coast Path Defibrillator for Walkers

    The sponsorship allowed Coastwatch volunteers to produce a 2016 calendar and £1250 of the proceeds has been used to buy a Powerheart G5 Fully Automated External Defibrillator. Froward Point is an isolated area a mile from the nearest road. The adjacent South West Coast Path can be challenging for unwary visitors and the Coastwatch station has previously helped walkers in difficulties. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Dutch stadium protected by Sharpeye

    The stadium installed a combination of 20/20MI mini IR3 and 40/40I IR3 detectors in different areas of the stadium with the IR3 detectors providing protection for the entire field, with one detector being placed at each corner. With the stadium in use for soccer games and other concerts and events, the superior protection provided is essential. Spectrex Inc. is a technology leader in optical ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Cerex Introduces the New AirSentry FTIR Open Path Analyzer

    Cerex Monitoring Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the third generation model AirSentry FTIR multi-gas open path FTIR analyzer. The decision was made to fully redesign the analyzer to take full advantage of advances in hardware and software technology. The third generation design represents a full reconfiguration of the instrument. Goals were to reduce initial and operating costs ...

  • Korean Car Manufacturer Employs SharpEye

    A Korean car manufacturer, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently installed the latest Spectrex commercial IR3 20/20MPI Flame Detector. The manufacturer chose to install the commercial detectors during the construction process to provide superior flame detection.  Once the facility is finished, some of the commercial 20/20MPI detectors will be replaced with ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Spectrex Detectors Installed at Major Refinery

    The largest oil refinery in the world is doubling its capacity to 1.2 million barrels a day. With this expansion, there is the requirement to increase the number of flame and gas detectors to protect the whole facility. SharpEye 40/40I and 40/40LB Optical Flame Detectors were selected, alongside SafEye Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detectors to provide complete protection by the most ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • We Invented It, We Perfected It!

    High Value – High Risk industries often have large facilities, often located in remote areas where conditions can reach extremes, from African deserts to Alaskan waters. These environments provide difficult conditions within which optical flame need to operate, directly linking to regular triggering of false alarms, resulting in a loss of confidence in the detection systems and ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Hot Off The Press: To Detect and To Protect

    Many oil and gas installations, especially oil rigs and FPSOs, are located in areas with harsh weather conditions, such as in the North Sea or Alaska. Although a different area of the world, similar tough surroundings are faced at the other end of the spectrum where there is extreme sunlight and high temperatures coupled with occasional sand storms. In all of these locations and many ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector

    The SafEye Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector is a high performance, high reliability gas detector, providing continuous monitoring for combustible hydrocarbon gases such as methane, propane, ethylene, butane, etc. Encased in a rugged, stainless steel, ATEX and IECEx approved housing, the Quasar 900 is able to detect at distances of up to 660ft (200m) in the harshest of environments. ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye 40/40 Detectors Protect Ghazlan Power Plant

    Spectrex has recently supplied the Ghazlan Power Plant with SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors. The SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors will protect the four new 600MW oil and gas fired steam turbines, as well as the fuel handling infrastructure and transmission equipment being installed at the plant. These expansions make Ghazlan Power Plant the largest power generation ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Hot Off The Press: H2s And Ammonia Detection

    While toxic gases have a wide variety of uses in a range of industries, they can be very dangerous at high concentrations. In particular, ammonia is an excellent coolant used in food production and storage, and an efficient fertilizer in the agriculture industry. Additionally, H2S is an inevitable byproduct within the oil and gas industry, pulp and paper production and more. Human senses cannot ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • New Ichthys Project Employs SharpEye and SafEye Detectors

    The Ichthys Project is a world-class project to develop a gas and condensate field approximately 130 miles (200km) off the northwest coast of Australia. The project, which is operated by INPEX, is a joint venture with major partner Total and various Japanese & Taiwanese Gas companies and is due to start production in 2016. The project, which is the first ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye Protects Chubb Adhesive Factory

    A contract was recently awarded by Chubb to protect machinery where hot glue is applied to adhesive tape at a world leading adhesive tape production site. These machines are considered ATEX zone 0 hazards due to the permanent presence of vapors and heat. The SharpEye 20/20MI Mini IR3 Flame Detector was selected for this application due to the availability of this model with ATEX EExia ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye IR3 Detectors Protect Prudhoe Bay Oil Facility

    SharpEye 40/40I flame detectors were recently installed in a hot oil module in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The facility, which measures 12 x 100 ft, was selected to be protected by the well trusted IR3 optical flame detectors to provide reliable flame detection. The SharpEye 40/40I is multi spectrum based on three IR bands (IR3) and detects fuel and gas fires at long distances ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SafEye Protects Pharmaceutical Plant

    The SafEye Duct Mounted open path gas detector has recently been employed to provide gas detection at a global pharmaceutical plant. The detector was required within the plant to detect a variety of gases, including the most dominant, acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol, toluene and isopropyl alcohol. This is to prevent the gases from building up either within a closed area or ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye Mini Detectors Protect Singapore Mall

    The small and compact 20/20MI IR3 flame detector that is almost unnoticeable and able to detect a wide area is the perfect solution for commercial applications, such as shopping malls. The large field of view allows a small number of detectors to be installed for a large area. The Jem Mall in Singapore has recently employed the 20/20MI detector, benefiting from fast, long distance, ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

    The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has their own spectral fingerprint which allows for the highest reliability. This allows one type of detector to be installed for excellent flame detection in areas where hydrogen flames are a possibility, without missing hydrocarbon flames. ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • General Monitors Gas & Flame Detectors Receive DNV-GL and MED Marine Approvals

    General Monitors announces that its most popular advanced gas and flame detectors now meet the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) Offshore Standards as well as DNV·GL Type Approval. MED is the European Directive requiring that gas and flame detectors installed in marine environments be tested to specific standards and inscribed with the “wheel ...


    By General Monitors

  • Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

    The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors. The AGIP  Kashagan FIeld provides an extremely harsh environment for the detectors to work in. Despite this, the SharpEye Triple IR detectors continue to provide top detection with the highest accuracy, reliability and the highest immunity to ...


    By Spectrex Inc

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