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Published: 28 May 2020 - Victoria White

Gas detection made safer, simpler and more reliable than ever before

With the continued development and refinement of advanced low-power LED photometric infrared technology, detection of LEL hydrocarbon gases is safer, simpler and more reliable than ever before. In recent years, new high-performance and low-maintenance portable multigas detectors featuring infrared technology have been utilized in a variety of confined space site applications to keep workers safe. Even in the most extreme conditions, these detectors have been depended upon to immediately warn workers of the presence of deadly gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO) and combustible gases (Lower Explosive Limit - LEL) as well as the deficiency or enrichment of oxygen in the air.

Tested technology you can trust

Utilization of infrared technology in gas detection is not something new. It has proven to be a reliable method of detecting multiple gases in fixed gas detection applications for many years. The advancement of infrared technology in the gas detection industry has allowed superior performance from multigas detectors while being light-weight and wearable. Multigas detectors with low-power LED photometric infrared technology are now able to provide a constant personal warning system day-in and day-out with no down time.

Run time advancements to save valuable time

The advancements in LED photometric infrared technology have led to the development of multigas detectors today that are warranted to run for as long as two and three years continuously with no charging and no calibration necessary. Multigas detectors can now perform, much like single gas detectors, for years at a time with very little or no maintenance. Two multigas detectors on the market today feature this advanced sensor technology, the 2-year run time Multi Gas Clip Simple and the 3-year run time Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus by Gas Clip Technologies. Just turn them on, clip them on within the breathing zone, and these instruments will detect the presence of gas for years without having to be recharged. The time consuming and resource consuming task of performing continual calibrations due to combustible gas sensor poisoning or desensitization is not necessary either. How do these new portable multigas detectors perform this well for this long even under the harshest of conditions? The secret is in the technology.

It is not the battery type, it is the sensing technology

With the use of low-power LED photometric infrared LEL sensor technology for portable gas detection, there is an extremely low drain on the detector’s battery enabling it to last and last. Think about the comparison of an old energy-consuming incandescent light bulb to a new energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb. Like the LED light bulb, an LED photometric infrared LEL sensor does not have to continuously heat up to perform its function. This conservation of energy allows the detector’s battery to last for years instead of mere hours keeping workers safe around the clock. With this type of sensing technology, the expenses and risks associated with a detector powering down in the middle of a job are eliminated.

Long-lasting accuracy and durability

There are other benefits that contribute to the safety features of portable gas detectors equipped with this type of infrared technology besides having a detector that is always charged up. Infrared LEL sensors, which detect gas with an infrared beam of light, need no oxygen to detect gas so they can always detect gas accurately in oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched environments. Because these sensors contain no fragile filament or bead to break or burst, they are extremely durable and dependable. They do not require constant calibration because they do not suffer from reduction in sensitivity after repeated exposure to gas or sensor inhibitors. This makes gas detection easy in remote areas where detectors cannot be easily calibrated. You can focus on the job at hand having confidence that your gas detector is always operable and will alert you when there is gas exposure danger.

Focus on innovation

Gas Clip Technologies specializes in compliance-based detectors that are customizable, durable, dependable and user friendly with a low cost of ownership. The company is dedicated to providing cutting edge gas detectors that save precious time, resources and lives. 100% of their detectors are quality tested before shipping out to guarantee product satisfaction and eliminate downtime and expenses that can occur due to detector malfunction. A second to none customer service department is available to take care of any warrantee work (free from any out of pocket expenses) or any maintenance and repair needs. Gas Clip Technologies’ detectors are sold through distributors worldwide. See how simple it is to solve your gas detection challenges by calling or visiting Gas Clip Technologies’ website today.

Source: Industrial Compliance

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