Ground-breaking technology revolutionizes the gas detection sensor market.
GasLab has expanded its product line with NevadaNano flammable, methane and refrigerant sensors for use in the industrial, scientific, cold-storage and HVAC markets.
NevadaNano (NevadaNanotech Systems, Inc.), a world-leading innovator in gas detection technology, has developed a line of microelectro mechanical systems (MEMS)-based sensor modules for gas analysis. Using Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) technology, these sensors are essentially a “lab on a chip.” Each sensor is capable of not only measuring the target gas, but internally compensating for temperature, barometric pressure, % relative humidity and long-term drift in real-time. As a result, the sensors are not only extremely accurate, but are virtually maintenance-free.
NevadaNano's detection technology is the first new approach to flammable gas detection in over 40 years. MPS technology was developed at the University of Nevada, Reno, and supported by DARPA, the US Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. NevadaNano holds an exclusive license for 43 inventions and 24 patents for on-chip chemical analysis technology.
Here are the 3 new lines of sensors we now offer:
MPS Flammable Gas Sensors
NevadaNano’s MPS Flammable Gas Sensors deliver unprecedented reliability and accuracy. Unlike traditional sensors, the MPS sensors accurately report 0-100% Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) across 15 different gases with a single factory calibration and no field maintenance over their lifetime.
The MPS flammable gas sensor’s accuracy is enhanced by integrated, real-time measurements and built-in compensation for temperature, pressure, and humidity. Gas concentration readings are accurate across the full environmental range, including rapid environmental transients, delivering best-in-class accuracy while eliminating false positives. These MPS sensors are inherently immune to long term drift and poisoning.
MPS Methane Gas Sensors
The MPS Methane Gas Sensors share the same internal design and software as their Flammable Gas Sensors, but are calibrated to measure real-time leak detection of CH4 methane.
Because of their built-in environmental compensation and long-life, they are well suited to be deployed as a low-cost-per-node grid sensor array in the oil and gas industry. The sensors can also be used as a primary data collection device for soil gas analysis or for methane safety monitors.
MPS Refrigerant Gas Sensors
NevadaNano’s Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) Refrigerant Gas Sensor provides accurate and reliable detection of mildly flammable (A2L) R-32, R-454b blends, R-1234yf and other low global warming refrigerant gases such as (A1) R744 as well as (A3) R290 and R600 common in HVAC applications. With a 10+ year calibration interval and lifetime, the MPS Refrigerant Gas Sensor delivers industry-leading performance and a low total cost of ownership.
The refrigerant sensor is designed to operate inside or outside refrigeration units. Due to its cost, effective price, it can be implemented in a grid pattern, allowing the user to pinpoint slow leaks within as little as an 8 foot radius. Combined with the fast response time and immunity to poisoning by other gases, this makes it easy to track down and fix refrigerant leaks in a supermarket or cold-storage commercial operation.
The MPS Refrigerant Gas Sensor comes in two models: the S4 (cylindrical) design for LEL (lower explosion limit) measurement and the “Mini” for leak detection. Both sensors meet UL 60335-2-40 & ASHRAE 15 requirements.