Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection’s new IR sensor brings reliable methane detection

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection’s new IR sensor brings reliable methane detection

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection announced its new infrared (IR) sensor for its class-leading OLCT 100 XPIR explosion-proof fixed gas detector that will bring the advantages of stable and reliable methane detection measurements to the industrial, utility and laboratory markets.

As methane poses many threats, a variety of sectors are keen to increase their methane detection capabilities.

To meet market demand for a more robust and cost-effective solution, Teledyne GFD is set to release a new IR sensor dedicated to methane detection.

Designed for the company’s OLCT 100 XPIR fixed gas detector, the IR sensor ensures measurement stability and is impervious to catalytic poisons.

The solution also offers a long lifespan, even with the presence of background gas, to deliver one hundred per cent LEL methane detection.

IR methane sensors deploy two wavelengths of IR energy: one active wavelength for gas absorption and one providing a reference wavelength to compensate for the impact of temperature and humidity.

As IR sensors do not require oxygen to operate, these sensors are also suitable for use in 0-100% by volume methane gas environments.

The ATEX-approved OLCT 100 XPIR, a proven performer in the detection of refrigerant, CO2 and combustible gases, comes with 4-20mA output ensuring safe and reliable operation.

Régis Prévost, Product Line Manager at Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection explained: “Our new OLCT 100 XPIR with IR methane sensor ensures the protection of workers, assets and the environment from the potentially damaging and harmful effects of methane.

“Our expert design and development team is constantly looking at ways to meet the demands of customers, helping them overcome real market challenges. With this new product they now have access to a stable, reliable and cost-effective way of performing methane detection measurements.”