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Revolutionary Acoustic Gas Leak Detector 

Jul 19 2013 Read 941 Times

Detector Electronics Corporation (USA), global specialists in fire and gas safety systems, introduced its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector recently. Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Designed to withstand the harshest environments, from arctic to tropical conditions, the FlexSonic detector is “a revolutionary step forward over traditional gas leak detectors,” said Jerry Slocum, managing director, Det-Tronics. “The FlexSonic detector is the first non-contact gas leak detector of its kind that recognises unique ultrasound ‘fingerprints,’” he said.

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 Michael Bragg, product group manager, Det-Tronics. “For potentially hazardous locations, the FlexSonic detector offers an additional layer of protection that compliments traditional gas leak detectors.”

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