Revolutionary Gas Leak Protection in Real-World Environments
Feb 19 2014 Read 2238 Times
The FlexSonic® Acoustic Gas Leak Detector by Det-Tronics hears gas leaks others don’t - the instant they occur. The patented technology of this unique device provides superior false alarm discrimination which can save time and cost. Det-Tronics, the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Designed to withstand the harshest environments, from arctic to tropical conditions, the FlexSonic® detector is, according to Det-Tronics Director of Marketing Michael Bragg: "a revolutionary step forward over traditional gas leak detectors." He added: “The FlexSonic® detector is the first non-contact gas leak detector of its kind that recognises unique ultrasound ‘fingerprints.”
The FlexSonic® detector analyses 24 discrete ultrasonic bands, ignoring nuisance ultrasonic sources. A high-fidelity microphone continuously monitors for the distinct ultrasound emitted by pressurised gas leaks across the widest spectrum of frequencies.
Unlike traditional non-contact gas leak detectors, the FlexSonic® detector can be programmed to ignore background noises, discerning between gas leaks and environmental noises, such as metal-on-metal contact, fans, machinery or vehicles. For noisy applications, the FlexSonic™ detector learns both regularly occurring and random sounds, detecting the actual acoustic gas leak ‘signature.’
“This next-generation technology improves gas leak detection capabilities by recognising real leaks and reducing false positives,” said Bragg. “For potentially hazardous locations, the FlexSonic® detector offers an additional layer of protection that complements traditional gas leak detectors.”
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