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Paper Plant Goes Wireless

Posted by TechStar on Mar 10, 2020 1:35:00 PM

In the pulp and paper industry, emissions of hazardous gas caused by chemical reactions during pulp production can pose a dangerous operating environment. To ensure the highest safety standards for employees while meeting industry environmental regulations, paper mills must continuously monitor levels of gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) within different areas of the facility to ensure they remain within limit values.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions, Signal Fire, Wireless and Telemetry Solutions

A Review of the Gas Detection Technologies Available to You

Posted by TechStar on Jun 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM

This blog was originally posted by MSA Safety.

You’ve decided that your facility would benefit from the installation and implementation of a gas detection system. Congratulations on a big step in the right direction toward improving the overall safety of your facility and your workers. Now comes the fun part, selecting the right technology to meet the needs of your application. While it might seem like an overwhelming task, you’re not in it alone as there are experts in the field who can help you understand exactly what you need, and why.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions

Best Practices for Gas Sensor Placement and Installation

Posted by TechStar on Feb 3, 2019 9:50:00 AM

You’ve done your homework and purchased the right gas detectors for your facility. Now it’s time to install them. But how do you decide where the sensors should be placed?

You already know gas sensor placement is tied to the particulars of your unique facility. But beyond that—because you must take so many variables into account—you have no hard-and-fast rules to follow. However, in this post we’re highlighting some best practices you can consider when you’re ready to install your gas detectors.

We’ve identified three steps involved in the gas sensor installation process. 

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Topics: MSA, Fixed Gas Solutions

MSA Discontinuation Notice

Posted by TechStar on Oct 1, 2018 1:45:15 PM

Effective August 31, 2019, the FL3100H and FlameGard 5 UV/IR flame detectors will be discontinued. MSA will continue to support this product with replacement parts until 2023 or until critical components can no longer be sourced, whichever comes first.

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Topics: MSA, Fixed Gas Solutions

MSA ModCon™ 75 Touch Controller Released

Posted by TechStar on Sep 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM

This was originally post by MSA.

MSA announced the release of the ModCon 75 Touch Controller.  This new controller builds upon the success of the previous ModCon 75, but with added features such as a 7” touchscreen monitor for ease of use.

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Topics: MSA

MSA Exclusive X/S Connect App Now Available for iOS!

Posted by TechStar on Sep 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

This blog was originally posted by MSA.

Great news for Apple users!  The breakthrough X/S Connect App* is now available from the App Store.  The X/S Connect App provides an easier alternative to check status, modify settings, and initiate calibration when used with the ULTIMA® X5000 and General Monitors S5000 gas monitors. 

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Topics: MSA

New Product Release –  General Monitors FL500 UV/IR Flame Detector

Posted by TechStar on Sep 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MSA just announced the release of the General Monitors FL500 ultraviolet/infrared (UV/IR) flame detector by MSA. The new FL500 flame detector offers high speed flame detection in a compact design with the following distinguishing features:

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Topics: MSA

MSA's How to Align the Senscient ELDS™ Open Path Gas Detector Video Now Available!

Posted by TechStar on Jul 19, 2018 1:15:00 PM

MSA's newest video walks the user through the necessary steps for a successful alignment of the Senscient ELDS Open Path Gas Detector. The video highlights the following:

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Topics: MSA, Fixed Gas Solutions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring Now Available with ULTIMA® X5000 XIR PLUS

Posted by TechStar on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MSA has announced that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is now a detectable gas for the ULTIMA X5000 XIR PLUS. The ULTIMA XIR PLUS is the infrared point detector that is used with the breakthrough ULTIMA X5000 gas monitor.  Now workers will be able to monitor for CO2 using the latest technology available including touchscreen interface, OLED display, dual sensing technology, and Bluetooth communications.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions

What You Need to Know About Safety in the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by TechStar on Mar 14, 2018 10:30:00 AM

For more than 100 years, the safety experts at MSA have been protecting people at work against the dangers of toxic and combustible gases, explosions and fires, trips and falls, loud noises, flying debris, dust, and more. If you’re responsible for plant and/or process safety in the oil and gas industry, MSA is there to help you prevent accidents. This blog introduces the basics of maintaining a safe work environment in the oil and gas industry. It is a quick-start tool, which is intended to point you in the right direction and not an all-inclusive safety manual. Our teams are ready to help you take the next steps with more detailed information when you’re ready to talk about your company’s needs.

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Topics: MSA, Safety