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Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection upgrades gas detector sensor for better methane detection

The OLCT 100 XPIR fixed gas detector now has an IR sensor. (Image source: Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection)


Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection is introducing a new infrared (IR) sensor for its class-leading OLCT 100 XPIR (explosion-proof IR) fixed gas detector

The sensor will bring the advantages of stable and reliable methane detection measurements to the industrial, utility and laboratory markets.

Methane poses many threats. It can form potentially explosive mixtures with air, and can also prove harmful to both humans and the environment. At COP28, 50 oil and gas companies committed to near-zero methane emissions by 2030. For these reasons, many sectors are keen to step up their methane detection capabilities. 

Measurement stability

The IR sensor ensures measurement stability and is unaffected by catalytic poisons. Moreover, the solution offers a long lifespan, even with the presence of background gas, to deliver 100% LEL methane detection. 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.

“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,” explained Régis Prévost, product line manager at Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection. “With this new product, they now have access to a stable, reliable and cost-effective way of performing methane detection measurements.”

The IR sensor technology is also available with Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection’s 700 series of fixed gas detectors. 


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