2 Technology-Based Tools Water/Wastewater Plants Need for Safety

Posted by TechStar on Nov 21, 2022 1:18:00 PM

Originally posted by MSA

If you work in the water/wastewater industry, we don’t have to tell you just how dangerous treatment plants can be for worker well-being. We also don’t have to explain that water/wastewater plants have an even greater potential for danger after hours and on weekends when no one is physically on site.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions, Safety, Wastewater, water

MSA Mobile Gas Detector Functions and Benefits - TechStar

Posted by TechStar on Sep 26, 2022 1:01:00 AM

Does your site have the equipment necessary to keep workers safe and get the job done successfully? Gas detectors are important instruments for detecting toxic or combustible substances before they can pose a risk to the health and safety of workers. There are many different types of gas detectors and monitors, and they each offer different functionalities. It is important to understand what a portable gas detector is, how it works, why it is important, and how to choose one for your facility. 

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Topics: MSA

Keeping Astronauts Safe on the International Space Station

Posted by TechStar on Apr 21, 2022 11:49:00 AM

Now onboard the International Space Station (ISS), MSA Safety's combustible gas sensors are part of NASA's Advanced Hydrogen Sensor Technology Demonstration. The system is testing new ways to keep astronauts safe by detecting hydrogen, a highly flammable gas.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions, Safety

Monitoring of Ammonia Leaks With Laser-Based Gas Detection Technology

Posted by TechStar on Sep 16, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Process engineers in the fertilizer industry are keenly aware of the toxic and combustible properties of ammonia (NH₃). While the tragic 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer storage plant in West, Texas, that took 15 lives was ruled an arson incident, the force of the explosion was the equivalent of 7.5 to 10 tons of TNT according to multiple sources. The improper handling or monitoring of NH₃ can be a deadly serious mistake.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions, Fixed Gas Solutions, Safety, techstar

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

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