Gas Detection

Gas detectors are devices that alert users of hazards, including toxic and flammable gases and oxygen depletion, within a specific area. They are employed as part of a safety system in order to prevent incidents such as risk to personnel or damage to facilities.

Two primary categories of gas detectors exists; fixed and portable. Portable instruments are designed to protect personnel wearing the device, whilst fixed gas detection systems are static and provide secure monitoring of processes within a designated area.

Specific applications for gas detection varies widely. The following are amongst many who employ such systems:

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Laboratories
  • Oil and gas
  • Printing
  • Water treatment

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Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is a procedure used within the food industry, where packaging is filled with a specific gas mixture in order to prolong the shelf life of the product. Individual batch testing assists in ensuring that high quality standards are met.

Alternatively in-line testing of MAP packaging provides non-destructive and continuous monitoring of the gas mixture (link to Food application page) and leak detection solutions provide assurance that package integrity is up to standard.

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