Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer, Analytical Technology Inc. announces that its GasSens monitor enables safe and efficient continuous on-line monitoring and control of gas detection in the pharmaceutical industry. Analytical Technology is the de facto company for chlorine monitoring in water, and the recent introduction of the GasSens monitor to the UK market complements the company's existing portfolio of water and gas instrumentation.

GasSens is a flexible component system providing a variety of options to meet individual gas detection and alarm requirements, capable of detecting over 30 different gases. Economical and low maintenance, this system offers the best choice for reliable leak detection in the pharmaceutical industry.

The GasSens enables companies to achieve the stringent levels of compliance demanded by the regulatory frameworks governing the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and across the world.

Gas leak detection is crucial in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. Many pharmaceutical processes require the use of potentially toxic gases, key amongst them is ozone, and certain manufacturing processes may generate hazardous gases as a by-product. These hazards can be managed through careful equipment maintenance and regular monitoring for early signs of leakage. Gas leaks can cause many problems ranging from human health to environmental pollution. In the pharmaceutical industry, the GasSens system can be applied to the simplest or most complex gas detection application. Analytical Technology's expertise in electrochemistry and sensor design provides the foundation for leak detection systems that perform continuously with minimal maintenance.

A major expense in gas detection systems is the cost of regular testing to ensure that sensors are responding. Analytical Technology has developed a unique Auto-Test system to reduce this maintenance requirement, available on most digital sensors and transmitters, including GasSens. The Auto-Test system ensures that each sensor is regularly tested with gas. Premature sensor failure or blockage of the sensor membrane is quickly detected and self-testing will alert maintenance personnel when a sensor has reached the end of its useful life. This feature dramatically reduces the cost of ownership of the system and at the same time increase the confidence in the measurement.

An important feature of the GasSens is that receiver modules provide an interface between detection system and external alarming and data logging requirements. Each compact module includes a digital display of gas concentration, isolated analogue output, and four relay outputs. Receivers can be located up to 1000 feet from sensor/transmitters for remote indication, and the systems can provide local control functions such as valve shutoff while transmitting a 4-20 mA signal to remote displays or data loggers.

GasSens detection systems employ specialist electrochemical sensors developed by Analytical Technology and consist of individual modules that can be located where required. Sensors and transmitters, located in the area where gas leakage or build-up might occur, provide the basic measurement for the system.

For more information about the GasSens monitor from Analytical Technology, please visit analyticaltechnology.

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