Open Path Infrared Detector

MSA’s Ultima OPIR-5 open path infrared detector provides a continuous monitoring of methane, propane, and other combustible gases. The detector provides two 4-to-20-mA analog signals in addition to a digital display and relay contacts. It requires little maintenance except for a periodic visual inspection, test gas film check, and cleaning of the windows to ensure dependable performance. Sensor data and status information from the receiver can be transmitted up to 9,000 ft to any industrial analog-to-digital converter for use in multipoint computer-based monitoring. With multiple communication outputs, automatic gain control that compensates for dirty optics, and performance approval for harsh environments, the detector can be used in compressor stations, drilling and production platforms, fence line monitoring, and fuel loading facilities.

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