Today, gas detectors are being used for a wide range of applications not only in industrial plants, refineries, fumigation facilities, paper pulp mills but also at set ups like pharmaceutical, manufacturing, aircraft and shipbuilding facilities, hazmat operations, waste-water treatment facilities, vehicles, indoor air quality testing and homes.
According to global industry analysis report*, the global market for gas detection equipment is projected to reach USD3.2 billion by 2020 driven by growing number of safety and environmental regulations worldwide. With growing number of fatal accidents and no of causalities in industrial setups across the globe; it becomes inevitable for such equipments to become as a mandatory and necessary tool and not a luxury. Additionally, with huge investments by developing nations in industrial sector and setting up of industrial plants and factories in these nations; has further spurred the growth for the gas detection equipments for coming years.
Apart from being used for operational safety, the growth of gas detection market is governed by new technological developments in its features and operational systems like handheld portability, wireless, sensor longevity, compactness, greater reliability etc.
Smart Is In
Increase in demand for smart gas detectors is a key trend in the global gas detector market. These detectors are gaining traction in the market due to its smart features and low maintenance advantage. These detectors are connected to a smart phone or tablet through an app, which has an internet connection. In case of gas leak, an alert notification is sent to the app as well as a notification is sent to friends and family as precautionary action.
Wearable and Hand-held Personal Gas Monitors
Wearable and hand-held personal gas monitors improve worker safety. Personal single or multi gas detectors are far more effective for industrial, plant overhaul, oil and gas, public event safety, and environmental uses. Handheld and wearable detectors can detect and monitor a wide range of gases including Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).
Wireless Gas Detection System
Wireless gas detection offers high accuracy, flexibility, and reliability in the detection of gas leaks. Also, wireless gas detection systems are cost effective to install as it reduces about 90% in installation costs as compared to traditional wire gas detection systems. These systems are used by oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical, and mining and metal industries.
High Sensitivity Gas Detectors
Vendors are introducing new and innovative features to the detectors which are making the sensors more efficient in detecting harmful gases. One such feature is of high sensitivity in detecting gasses. High sensitivity gas detectors provide quick and accurate early warning single that helps in prompt investigation, action, and control before any damage. There are numerous types of sensors available in the market such as photoelectric sensors, electrochemical sensors, and intelligent sensing technology. Vendors are also introducing sensors that can detect more than one gas
Gas detectors from GAOTek are bundled with many such advance technical features. GAOTEk’s gas detectors are compact, lightweight, and easy to carry devices that can be used in inspection and detection of gas leaks in industrial and commercial settings. GAOTek’s gas detectors consist of powerful features like advanced signal processing, an efficient microprocessor, high or low leak sensitivity selector, semiconductor gas sensors etc