NevadaNano MPS Flammable Gas Sensor

NevadaNano’s MPS™ Flammable Gas Sensor or the LEL Gas Sensor is the next generation in flammable gas detection and hydrogen gas sensors. For instance, the sensor can classify methane, hydrogen, and 10 other flammable gases. More importantly, our flammable gas detector can automatically do this without the need for user-applied correction factors.

The accuracy of our flammable gas detector comes with impressive reliability because the MPS Flammable/LEL Gas Sensor can deliver a greater than 1-year calibration interval and a greater than 5-year lifetime. In addition, the accuracy of the MPS Flammable/LEL Gas Sensor is enhanced with integrated, real-time measurement and compensation of sensor output for temperature, pressure, and humidity. There are virtually no false positive readings when the flammable gas detector is used since gas concentration readings are accurate across the full environmental range.

The MPS Flammable/LEL Gas Sensor is intrinsically safe because it’s stable, inherently poison resistant, and calibrated for all gases. No added electronics are required due to sensor readings being output on a standard digital bus or industry-standard analog output.

On the other hand, legacy flammable gas detection products form other IoT infrastructure companies cannot promise the same. These flammable gas detectors don’t guarantee the combination of accurate and reliable detection of multiple gases across the full environmental range.

MPS™ Flammable Gas Sensor Features:

 

• Detects over ten gases with high accuracy
• Accurate %LEL measurements for single-gas exposures as well as mixtures
• Real-time auto gas classification and identification
• Built-in environmental compensation
• Inherently poison resistant
• Greater than 1-year calibration interval
• 5+ year lifetime
• Low power — 29 mW typical
• 24/7 monitoring

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Flammable Gas Detection

 

Flammable and Combustible Gases

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The incident killed 11, injured 17, and resulted in one of the biggest oil leaks in history. Prior to the explosion, combustible natural gas had accumulated to dangerous levels. However, the sensors that detect high levels of combustible gases were silent to avoid the regular hassle of false alarms.

Detecting flammable and combustible gases quickly and accurately is a matter of life and death. First responders and industries that process hydrogen, hydrocarbon-based fuels and chemicals, and explosive substances, value accurate detection of gases with technology from IOT infrastructure companies. The flammable and combustible gas detector can protect valuable infrastructure and the environment at large.

 

Gas Detecting Technologies

Currently, available sensing technologies from IOT infrastructure companies are competing in key aspects of performance, reliability, and cost-of-ownership. NevadaNano’s new MPS™ Flammable Gas Sensor, also known as the LEL Gas Sensor, is the first completely new technology for flammable gas detection in over 40 years. It was designed to address the key shortcomings of existing combustible, flammable, and explosive gas sensors.

The MPS™ Flammable Gas Sensor not only acts as a hydrogen gas sensor, but it can accurately measure the concentration of an unprecedented 12 different flammable and combustible gas mixtures. Further, it can classify detected gases into categories: hydrogen, hydrogen-containing mixtures, methane (or natural gas), and light, medium or heavy gases/mixtures. This addresses the need for a sensor platform flexible enough for complex industrial environments.

 

How The Flammable Gas Detector Works

The MPS™ has a robust Microelectromechanical-system (MEMS) platform that is inherently poison and drift-resistant, enabling calibration intervals that can be measured in years. Built-in environmental compensation enables reliable, accurate performance across a range of harsh conditions, from -40C to 75C and 5% to 95% relative humidity.

Levels of functionality and reliability set a new standard in flammable gas safety all because of the critical role of MPS Flammable/LEL Gas Sensor.

 

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NevadaNano is the developer of the Molecular Property Spectrometer gas-sensing products that use Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) structures to detect, identify, and quantify chemicals in the air.





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