ir gas sensor News

  • Pellistor replacement IR flammable gas detector from Crowcon

    Crowcon’s innovative new IREX infrared (IR) flammable gas detector is designed to replace pellistor (catalytic bead) type flammable gas detectors, resulting in faster response times and greatly reduced zero drift. Capable of detecting methane, butane, propane and many other hydrocarbons, IREX is specifically designed for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Pellistor and some other IR type ...

  • Crowcon’s xgard IR gas detector now approved to latest amendment of marine equipment directive

    Crowcon’s Xgard IR infrared (IR) gas detector is now approved to the latest amendment of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED, 96/98/EC). This means the low cost detector can be used to detect flammable gases and vapour hazards on tankers, drilling ships, FPSOs, dive vessels, coastguard vessels, ferries and other marine vessels. Applications for the Xgard IR include pump rooms and monitoring ...

  • Checking cleaning efficiency of metal parts using portable IR analyzers

    For applications involving such items as gas regulators, space shuttle components, weaponry parts or oxygen sensors, it is critical that metal parts must be free of hydrocarbon contamination before use. Prior to its ban due to ozone layer depletion, Freon was the most commonly-used solvent for metal parts cleaning. The metal part was soaked in a known volume of Freon, then the solvent was tested ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New infrared flammable & CO2 gas sensor detects hazards where conventional sensors fail

    The Xgard IR from Crowcon is a new, low cost infrared (IR) flammable gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor designed for use in fixed point detection systems where conventional detectors can prove unreliable or suffer from interference and damage. Conventional flammable gas detectors based on catalytic pellistors are susceptible to poisoning in some industrial atmospheres. This can make their ...

  • Designing drift-free and reliable NDIR gas sensors using modulated infrared sources

    Axetris IR sources are based on the proprietary thin film technology from Axetris, and deliver exceptional performance when electrically modulated in the 5-100 Hz range. This feature can help NDIR gas sensor designers achieve drift-free operation, combined with increased reliability and lifetime. Here we present qualitative conclusions (see table) based on multiple years of internal performance ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Global Gas Sensors Market 2012-2018 - Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012-2018

    The gas sensors market for gas flow meters and gas flow sensors is experiencing considerable changes over the past few years. The major reasons for the continuous fluctuations in the gas sensors market are technological developments, and economic crisis. This market is now expected to witness versatile growth in the coming years due to advancement in gas sensor technology and implementation of ...


  • Gas Sensors Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012-2018

    The gas sensors market for gas flow meters and gas flow sensors is experiencing considerable changes over the past few years. The major reasons for the continuous fluctuations in the gas sensors market are technological developments, and economic crisis. This market is now expected to witness versatile growth in the coming years due to advancement in gas sensor technology and implementation of ...


  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

  • LiCONiC AG selects Edinburgh Sensors’ CO2 monitors

    Edinburgh instruments are delighted to announce that LiCONiC AG (a leading Swiss scientific instrument maker) have selected the Edinburgh Sensors GasCheck IR CO2 sensor for integration into their range of CO2 Incubator products. LiCONiC AG manufacture a wide range of automated incubators for use in life science research applications including cell screening. Selective high quality CO2 measurement ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • The Heat Shield: Guarding your sensors against overheating

    Instruments installed in open plants such as gas detectors, smoke detectors or other instrumentation are often located in places where they are exposed to direct sunlight. When planning a new plant it is nearly impossible to predict in which location an instrument will be exposed to sunlight. Radiant heat from the sun will warm up instrument housings made of metal or dark material in a very short ...

  • Researchers say space sensors good for terrestrial use

    Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced that miniaturised ceramic gas sensors have found a new niche, and it's not in space. These sensors are used for measuring oxygen levels for spacecraft re-entry vehicles. But a group of experts in space technology have shown that the smaller sensors can be used to strengthen heater combustion control, as well as to improve human breath ...

  • Sensors, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Bertrand Lanher

    Sensors, Inc., the leading manufacturer of in-use emissions test equipment, is pleased to have Dr. Bertrand Lanher join Sensors' team, as Global Product Manager for the SEMTECH LASAR. Dr. Bertrand is an expert in instrumentation-based analytical chemistry, and he collaborated with AP2E and the University Joseph Fourier in the development of the optical feedback cavity enhanced ...


    By Sensors, Inc.

  • New Gas Detection System for Ethylene

    Statox 501 Ethylen As pre- product for Polyethylene, ethanol, ethylen oxide, ethylene dichloride and many other final or intermediate products, ethylene (C2H4) is one of the most important products in petrochemical industries. It is a colourless gas with a sweetish smell. It is asphyxiant but not toxic. More important is that it is explosive in concentrations from 3,1 % (LEL) to 32 % ...

  • Crowcon strengthens Gas-Pro range with infrared capability

    Crowcon, the gas detection specialist, has further strengthened its Gas-Pro range with the introduction of the Gas-Pro IR. This latest offering detects methane, pentane or propane using infrared IR sensor technology. The Gas-Pro range, celebrated for its portability and confined spaces functionality, sees the addition ...

  • LiCONiC AG selects Edinburgh Sensors’ CO2 monitors for use in incubation

    Edinburgh instruments are delighted to announce that LiCONiC AG (a leading Swiss scientific instrument maker) have selected the Edinburgh Sensors Gascheck IR CO2 sensor for integration into their range of CO2 Incubator products. LiCONiC AG manufacture a wide range of automated incubators for use in life science research applications including cell screening. Selective high quality CO2 measurement ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Gas Detectors Protect Shale Gas Rigs From Hazardous Hydrocarbon Gas Leaks

    Oil and gas engineers responsible for hydraulic fracturing operations in the production of natural gas will find the Combustible Gas Detectors product lines available from General Monitors accurately sense potentially explosive hydrocarbon gas and alert crews in time to complete an orderly shutdown of the drilling rig. Pockets of combustible gas potentially escaping from shale drilling rig ...


    By General Monitors

  • Space sensor perks up environmental protection and medical analysis

    Miniaturised ceramic gas sensors, originally developed for measuring oxygen levels for spacecraft re-entry vehicles, enables improved human breath measurement apparatus, better control of heater combustion thereby reducing pollution, and higher safety in fuel cell manufacturing. It all began in 1993 when the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart started to develop ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • EA Approval for Multi-gas Stack Monitor

    The Horiba PG250 is a highly popular portable multiparameter stack monitor which can simultaneously measure up to five separate gas components using IR detection for CO, SO2, and CO2; chemiluminescence for NOx; and a zirconium oxide sensor for O2 measurements. Over the past few months Quantitech has received many enquiries from users regarding the acceptability of PG250 results given that the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Dependable gas detection without heated mirrors

    IRmax is an ultra-compact infrared (IR) flammable gas detector which delivers rapid, fail-safe detection of hydrocarbon gases and vapours. Featuring dual-wavelength IR sensor technology in a rugged 316 stainless steel package, IRmax is designed to detect methane gas and other potentially explosive hydrocarbons in the harshest conditions. Unlike conventional IR gas detectors, IRmax does not ...

  • Laboratory Burners without a fixed gas supply

    Bunsen burners are required in labs all over the world for a range of tasks, but for buildings without a fixed gas supply and gas taps, the Fuego SCS range of burners by WLD Tec offer a great alternative. Available in basic and pro versions, the Fuego SCS ...


    By Camlab Limited

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