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How to Increase the Probability of Gas Detection Using Open Path Gas Detectors
  • Fixed Gas & Flame Detection Fixed Gas & Flame Detection
Learn how MSA’s Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) open path gas detector can help improve gas detection probability and potentially reduce the required number of detectors without reducing coverage in our new mapping guide.

Did you know that open path gas detectors are not created equally? While all detect in the LEL.meter range, the ability to detect in the ppm.meter range is unique. Why would this matter? The ability to see smaller gas clouds at lower concentrations helps detect leaks quicker. Not only that but it can also be used to detect heavier hydrocarbons such as benzene and gasoline (heptane). Read our new open path gas detection mapping guide to learn how detecting hydrocarbon gas leaks in the ppm.m measuring range can improve the detection probability for line-of-sight gas monitoring.

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