Combustible gas is an all too common hazard in industrial environments, and at GDS Corp we are committed to developing the best combustible gas detectors available for industrial, onshore and offshore applications

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The Best Combustion Detector on the Market Today

A Combustion Detector, otherwise known as combustible gas detector, uses catalytic bead or infrared sensor technology to measure the amount of combustible gas present in air. Typical combustible gases include hydrogen, methane or natural gas, propane, ethylene and other hydrocarbons. Even gases such as carbon monoxide that are toxic in low concentrations can become combustible at higher levels.

The choice of sensor technology is determined by the target gas or gases present. Infrared detectors identify the presence of hydrocarbons by their ability to absorb certain wavelengths of infrared light. Certain gases, such as hydrogen or carbon monoxide that do not absorb infrared light are best detected by catalytic bead sensors.

Combustible gas is typically measured as a percentage of lower explosive limit, where the lower explosive limit, or LEL, is defined as the minimum amount of gas necessary to create an explosive mixture. Most gas detectors are calibrated to read gas concentration as 0 to 100% LEL. Each gas has a different LEL value; methane, for example, has a lower limit of 5% by volume. So a combustible gas detector calibrate for methane reading 50% would be measuring a gas value of 2.5% by volume. LEL values are used in place of volume readings to make it easier for uses to set alarm limits and recognize dangerous conditions.

Beyond the Combustion Gas Detector

Gases other than those that are combustible may be a potential hazard in your work place. GDS Corp. produces devices to detect toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide as well as volatile organics such as benzene or toluene. We also offer flame detectors, calibration supplies, alarm controllers, process monitors, power systems, sample draw systems and more.

Getting Started with GDS Corp. for a Combustion Leak Detector

Please take some time to browse our website and find the products your company or organization may need. When you’re ready to talk to us about a specific combustion detector application, get in touch with one of our application engineers, and we’ll assist you in designing the right system. You may also fill in our online contact form or call one of the many phone numbers listed on the contact page.

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