MSA The Safety Company, Fixed Gas & Flame Detection
Since 1914, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) has been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products, providing sophisticated devices and protective gear.
Gas and flame detection systems
MSA’s core product emphasis includes fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments and sensors, industrial head, eye, face, hearing and communications protection, respiratory protective equipment and fall protection products. The company’s comprehensive range of products is used in a broad range of industries, including the energy (oil, gas and petrochemical), construction / contractor, government and fire service markets.
Gas monitoring instruments and flame detection
MSA develops and manufactures a complete line of fixed instruments for gas monitoring and flame detection that are designed to closely monitor hazards such as flammable gases, toxic gases and oxygen-deficient environments. Its comprehensive product line of sensors, controllers and monitors integrate the latest cutting-edge technology in sensor and instrumentation design using electrochemical, catalytic bead, metal oxide, photo-acoustic infrared, advanced acoustic detection and both point and open-path infrared sensing technologies.
Our high-performance product line provide a low total cost of ownership and our diverse technologies are currently in use in a variety of applications, including oil rigs, production platforms, wellheads, storage vessels, pipelines and compressor stations, to name a few.
Fixed gas and flame detection systems
Ultima® X Series gas monitors provide continuous monitoring of combustible and toxic gases (including hydrogen sulfide) and oxygen deficiency. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications in virtually any type of industry, including offshore refineries, chemical and petrochemical facilities, steel mills, water and wastewater plants, mining, and general industry.
The Gassonic Observer-i ultrasonic gas leak detector incorporates artificial neural network (ANN) technology into the detector’s ‘brain’ and distinguishes real gas leaks from nuisance alarms without requiring any in-field training. Potentially catastrophic gas leaks can be detected instantaneously without gas having to come into contact with a sensing element; it simply ‘hears’ the leak.
The FlameGard5® multi-spectral infrared (MSIR) flame detector with neural network technology (NNT) sets a new industry standard for performance, reliability and value. This is the industry’s first MSIR / NNT flame detector designed to operate at a longer range with a wider field of view and at a higher level of accuracy for superior false alarm immunity. Also included in the FlameGard 5 product offerings are: the FlameGard 5 UV/IR detector and FlameGard 5 UV / IR-hydrogen detector – both of which use ultraviolet and infrared detection technology to provide high immunity to false alarms; and FlameGard 5 test lamp for testing the FlameGard 5 detectors.
MODEL 10K™ fire and gas detection systems represent the next generation in highly intelligent monitoring solutions designed to help customers reduce hazard vulnerability and meet the world’s most demanding safety standards. The MODEL 10K system is an innovative, modular, Factory Mutual (FM)-approved system that is highly scalable. Offering intelligence, flexibility and reliability, the system’s controller hardware configuration and software have been tested by Factory Mutual to verify NFPA 72 compliance.
The Ultima OPIR-5 gas detector is an open-path IR gas detector that provides continuous monitoring of combustible gas concentrations at a path length of up to 150m. It features a dual detection range (PPM meter and LEL meter), enabling sensitivity to both small and large gas leaks. It is performance approved for use in harsh environments.
Portable gas detection instruments and sensors for downstream applications
Oxygen deficiency and/or the presence of flammable gases are typical in gas storage areas, during petrol perforation or gas treatment operations. MSA offers a complete line of portable instruments for gas detection, providing early warning where there is the risk of explosion or a high concentration of toxic gases.
The rugged, multi-featured ALTAIR® family of single gas and multi-gas detectors boast several options that provide maximum safety and are easy-to-use in even the most demanding situations. Our dedication to advanced technology and product durability not only helps to provide a high level of safety, but delivers a reduced total cost of ownership.
Industrial face, hearing and communications protection
Objects falling, electrical shocks, dripping or splashing of liquids, or works performed in high locations are the main risks that can be found in oil and gas producing (OGP) environments. To optimize safety, MSA offers complete solutions to protect the head, such as industrial helmets, face protectors, hearing protection and other accessories.
Respiratory protective equipment
MSA has a wide range of respirator masks with maintenance, chemical cartridges, combined cartridges and mechanical filters that make the Advantage respirator masks line the best and most complete option in respiratory protection available in the market.
Fall protection products
To keep workers safe at heights, MSA provides an extensive line of fall protection products with the EVOTECH®, Gravity® and Workman® lines, including: harnesses, self-retracting devices, anchorage connectors, confined space products, energy absorbing lanyards, lifelines and climbing systems, and rescue and descent products.
Products and Services
The Chillgard RT refrigerant monitor is a purpose-built monitor capable of detecting refrigerant gas down to 1ppm in up to eight remote areas.
GasGard® 100 Control System
The new GasGard 100 Control System by MSA is a scalable, high-performance data acquisition/data-logging platform that offers an intelligent approach to data acquisition and control for fixed flame and gas detection
Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector
Designed with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology, the state-of-the-art Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector sets a new global industry standard in highly reliable ultrasonic gas leak detection with unprecedented suppression of false alarms.
Model 10K Fire and Gas Detection System
The Model 10K fire and gas detection system is a modular, scalable detection system that ensures the safety of people, equipment and plants.
MSA: FlameGard® Series of Flame Detectors
MSA's FlameGard® 5 MSIR Detector is a multi-spectrum flame detector that provides advanced false alarm immunity with the widest field-of-view.
Every feature of the PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter is designed with reliability in mind to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions through out the product's life.
Trigard Gas Monitoring System
MSA's TRIGARD Gas Monitoring System is designed to meet a variety of demanding applications, from wastewater facilities, to light industry and commercial applications, and features precise craftsmanship and detection of chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other toxic and combustible gases.
Ultima® Gas Monitor
The indoor / outdoor Ultima X series gas monitors offer excellent performance and thorough, continuous monitoring of many hazardous gases.
Ultima OPIR-5 Open Path Detector
The Ultima OPIR-5 open path detector provides continuous monitoring of methane, propane, and other combustible gases.
Z-Gard S and DS Sensors
The Z-Gard S Sensor is designed to detect the presence of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and combustible gases in air.
FlameGard® 5 MSIR Flame Detector
Loss of valuable equipment and inventory from the destruction of an undetected fire or the complete shutdown of an entire facility resulting from a false fire alarm are both costly scenarios no company wants to ever experience, particularly when there are preventative measures available to avoid such catastrophe.
MSA Fixed Gas Detection Solutions for Ethylene Applications
Ethylene poses a dual risk to worker safety; it is extremely toxic with an eight-hour time weighted average of 200ppm
MSA Gas Detection: Thermal Conditioning for Extracted Gas Samples
Gas detectors are sensitive devices that can be affected by environmental conditions.
MSA Model Ultima® OPIR-5 Open Path Detector
MSA's Model Ultima OPIR-5 Open Path IR gas detector provides continuous monitoring of combustible gas concentrations.
MSA PrimaX IR Gas Monitor
Every feature of the SIL 2-certified PrimaX IR Gas Monitor is designed with reliability in mind to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions throughout the product's life.
MSA has revealed a new, innovative training centre at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA), in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.Read more
MSA has now added the Adaptor Base System as a new product to their existing line of MSA / XTIRPA Confined Space Entry Equipment.Read more
MSA's ALTAIR 5X Multi-gas detector for simultaneous detection of up to six gases offers a new photoionisation (PID) sensor option.Read more
MSA has announced new details of its The Z-Gard Product Line.Read more
The GasGard 100 Control System, a scalable, high-performance data acquisition / data-logging platform, is now available with a 10.4in thin film transistor (TFT) super video graphics array (SVGA) LED panel PC with resistive touchscreen display providing intuitive and smart operator control.Read more
Get continuous monitoring of methane, propane, and other combustible gases with the Ultima open path infrared detector.Read more
Precise, low-cost, high-performance monitoring for one hundred different industrial gases can be provided by the Chemgard Photoacoustic Infrared Gas Monitor with IR sensing technology.Read more
Two New White Papers Focusing on Fueling Stations and Fleet Maintenance Facilities as Part of the Alternative Fuel Market Recently Released
MSA announces the release of two new white papers detailing applications and solutions offered by MSA in the emerging alternative fuel market.Read more
Why monitor refrigerants? The top reasons to monitor refrigerants include the safety of building personnel, refrigerants having the potential to deplete the ozone along with federally-imposed environmental tax on those refrigerants, as well as the high replacement costs of refrigerant gases.Read more
MSA, the safety company, unveiled its recently renovated testing facility for Fixed Gas and Flame Detection (FGFD) products.Read more
MSA, the safety company, now offers next day shipping on key varieties of Ultima® X detectors and replacement sensors, FlameGard® flame detectors and Chillgard® monitors.Read more
New Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector is the Industry’s First Artificial Neural Network Intelligent Device
Designed with artificial neural network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology, the state-of-the-art Gassonic Observer-i ultrasonic gas leak detector sets a new global industry standard in highly reliable ultrasonic gas leak detection with unprecedented suppression of false alarms.Read more
The updated Z-Gard Product Line is now better than ever, with a new combustible sensor, an updated calibration process, and a new controller (CXII) with BACnet MS/TP.Read more