When it comes to gas detection, time is of the essence

In today’s safety conscious work environments, mining and related sector managers are morally, professionally and legally required to ensure that their facilities are equipped with the latest, and most up-to-date, gas detection technology.

They must also increasingly manage these issues during a time when many industrial facilities are increasingly dealing with a range of cost constraints.

Mining, oil & gas, petrochemical and wastewater treatment facilities are facing ever-tougher bottom line and safety standards expectations. Ensuring that vulnerable sites are equipped with optimal gas detection equipment has long been essential.

This is why safety officers, WHS managers and other industry stakeholders recognise response times as a key benchmark in measuring the effectiveness of gas detection equipment.

MSA, a global equipment manufacturer of sophisticated safety solutions has developed XCell® Sensors that have a typical response time of less than 15 seconds for all their sensors, including oxygen sensors.

That is four times faster than the AS/ NZS required response time, and up to eight times faster than that of some industrial detectors

MSA’s Galaxy GX2 automated system, one of the top and most durable performers in the category, which also features some of the lowest life-time ownership costs, helps address those challenges.

MSA XCell® Sensors represent a breakthrough in chemical and mechanical sensor design that also enables faster span calibration times.

The sensors’ long useful lifespan means that there are fewer replacements over the gas detector’s life.

The key to MSA XCell® Sensors success lies in the company’s ability to miniaturise the crucial electronics so they could be placed inside the sensors themselves.

The upshot of this design improvement is less time is spent on calibration and bump tests, which also reduces overall maintenance costs.

MSA XCell® Sensor’s superior stability, accuracy and reliability, means that users can minimise time lost due to injuries, reduce or prevent site shutdowns and better meet occupational health and safety requirements.

Most importantly though, in crucial situations, should they occur, managers can rest assured knowing that those seconds saved on response time can also mean saving lives.

For more information on how MSAs gas detectors can help save both downtime and workers’ lives, download our free whitepaper: The increasing importance of gas detector response times here.

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