Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection launch gas detector with MEMS

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection launch gas detector with MEMS

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection has launched the OLCT 100-XP-MS range of flammable gas detectors that use state-of-the-art MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems) sensor technology.

These detectors provide highly accurate readings for more than 14 of the most commonly found combustible gases and gas mixes, including hydrogen, methane, propane, and butane. MEMS technology offers advantages like ‘poison’ immunity and long operating life, particularly in environments that may be challenging for catalytic sensors.

Traditionally, industry professionals select a flammable gas detector with a catalytic sensor calibrated for a particular gas or an infrared (IR) sensor. These solutions are highly beneficial but not always the best option. Catalytic sensors require bump testing to ensure they remain free from sensor poisoning, while IR technology is unable to detect hydrogen. The use of Hydrogen is increasing as the focus on finding a cleaner alternative to natural gas grows, driving the need for high-capability hydrogen detection solutions.

MEMS technology takes gas detection to a higher level of capability, providing precise readings in % LEL correlated with the specific gas or blended gas/vapour clouds present in the environment. The OLCT 100-XP-MS offers catalytic oxidation, IR, and MEMS sensor technologies in a single device, representing a holistic solution that provides a revolution in flammable gas detection, regardless of environmental or operational constraints.

Designed for use in the energy sectors, including petrochemical and oil and gas, the new OLCT 100-XP-MS also offers multi-gas protection in a range of applications that include lithium-ion BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems), industrial manufacturing, wastewater treatment, and fire response. The device provides accurate and automatic readings without correction factors, along with automatic gas classification, thanks to its flammable gas detector with thermal conductivity technology supported by the MEMS sensor.

In some environments, extreme pressure, temperature, and humidity can damage or even poison other sensor types, compromising performance and incurring unwanted costs. In contrast, MEMS sensor technology is poison-immune, operating reliably with an integral self-test for failsafe operations and complete peace of mind. The OLCT 100-XP-MS comes with a two-year warranty and is low-maintenance, with a robust design and highly engineered construction.