Technologies that havetraditionally been used in fixed installations to detect hydrocarbon gas leaks, such as Catalytic/IR Point Sensors and IR Open Path Sensors all have onelimitation: in order for a leakto be detected, the gas itself musteither bein close proximityto the detector or within a pre-defined area. Unfortunately, outdoorenvironmentalconditions such aschanging wind directions and quick dispersion of the gascloud from a leaking outdoor installation often cause traditional gas detection systems to fail simply becausethe gas never reaches the detect
SENSSONIC Acoustic Self-Test Technology
In field instrumentation, particularly in harsh outdoor environments, faults or breakdowns can occur. What is not acceptable is when such faults or breakdowns are left unrevealed,especially ifsafety isinvolved. To meet the challenge of ensuring failsafe operation for our most advanced Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detectors, we have developed the SENSSONIC self-test technology.
The SENSSONIC self-test technology provides a full acoustic integrity test of the OBSERVER-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector every 15 minutes using a high-quality sound transducer transmitting an air-borne ultrasonic signal to the detector’s microphone system. This ensuresthat the microphone and the electronics are tested continuously within well-defined tolerances, and that the operator is warned if the detectorshould fail this regular test.
The SENSSONIC technology provides reliable and failsafe operation for the GM Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detectors, protecting your assets and ensuring human safety in your industrial facility. The SENSSONIC technology isthe only technology on the market to self-test both the microphone system and the protective windscreen protecting the microphone. This ensures that dirt or other contaminants on the detector wind screen, that could decrease leak detection performance, will be detected.