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.
Types of Gas Detectors
Gas detectors are categorized by the type of gas they detect: combustible or toxic (Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia, Chlorine, Hydrogen Sulfide, Nitrogen Oxide, Volatile organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons), or by technology type, and by end-use application type. Within this broad categorization, they are further defined by the technology they use: catalytic and infrared sensors detect combustible gases and electrochemical and metal oxide semiconductor technologies generally detect toxic gases.
A traditional gas detector is fabricated to detect one gas, today modern and multifunctional or multi-gas devices are capable of detecting several gases at once. As detectors measure a specified gas concentration, the sensor response serves as the reference point or scale. When the sensors response surpasses a certain pre-set level, an alarm will activate to warn the user. There are various types of detectors available and the majority serves the same function: to monitor and warn of a dangerous gas level.
Combustible Gas Detectors
As far as market share is concerned, If we talk about the gas type detectors, combustible gas detectors have largest share in the market. According to the new market research report on the Gas Sensors Market, Oxygen gas sensors are expected to hold the largest market share in 2023. The rising demand for combustible gas detectors is seen in the medical sector in devices such as anesthesia machines, ventilators, oxygen monitors, and analyzers, and is driving the oxygen gas sensors market. These detectors are used in huge numbers in automotive and transportation applications.
Catalytic sensors technology used in Combustible gas detectors represents a large number of gas detector devices that are manufactured today. It is used to detect combustible gases such as hydrocarbon, and works via catalytic oxidation. Infrared detectors on the other hand, work with a system of transmitters and receivers to detect combustible gases, specifically hydrocarbon vapors.
The innovation in technology leading to product premiumization will fuel the growth of the combustible gas detector market.
Gas detectors from GAOTek are feature-rich and are designed to be used in inspection and detection of gas leaks in industrial and commercial settings.