3M Gas & Flame Detection Gas Detection for Offshore Exploration and Production Applications
3M Gas & Flame Detection specialises in the provision of high-quality gas detection solutions for use in harsh offshore exploration and production environments.
Our reliable and hard-wearing products are able to withstand corrosion and extreme weather conditions and are designed to alert users to the presence of a range of potential hazards, including carbon monoxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and hydrogen sulphide, as well as flames and combustible gases.
Fixed-point gas detection systems for offshore platforms
3M Gas & Flame Detection’s global solutions include gas detectors that are specifically designed for harsh environments such as those encountered in oil and gas drilling and production. Solutions include wired and wireless gas detection systems that monitor toxic and combustible gases and oxygen deficiency that offer unrivaled accuracy, response time and stability.
Systems are designed to minimize or eliminate interference from sun, rain and fog, as well as vibration and corrosion.
In addition to fixed-point gas detection, 3M Gas & Flame Detection offers open path gas detection systems for hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and combustible gases.
Open path detection safeguards life, environment and property through reliable gas detection over path lengths from 2m (6.5ft) to 30m (100ft) or more, depending on the unit in use.
With a multitude of systems available, users can select the best technology and performance solution for the situation at hand.
Technologies include catalytic bead, infrared (IR), solid state metal oxide (MOS), photo ionization (PID), electrochemical (echem) and tunable laser diodes for open-path detection.
Integration options include onboard and remote relays, 4-20mA, HART, Modbus and wireless.
Battery-powered wireless gas detection devices
Wireless gas detection systems can be used in permanent or temporary installations, and are suitable for hazardous locations such as oil and gas platforms, production, gas processing, pipelines, wellheads and storage facilities.
3M Gas & Flame Detection’s SmartWireless® systems offer self-healing Mesh network, dual redundant systems for fail safe operations, up to 3km line of sight and integrated control and alarm systems for sophisticated remote area monitoring.
Our wireless systems are easy to install, move or expand, reducing time on materials and labor costs.
Flame detection systems
3M Gas & Flame Detection’s optical flame detection solutions include global approvals and up to SIL3 certifications, with technologies such as IR, triple IR, ultraviolet with IR (UV / IR), multi-IR, and infrared array. Systems are designed to maintain a high degree of false alarm immunity while responding effectively to hydrocarbon fires. On certain systems, closed circuit TV (CCTV) is an option for operators requiring visual verification.
Common outputs include 4-20mA, relay, Modbus and HART.
Safety controllers and alarm stations
3M Gas & Flame Detection offers a wide selection of modular, rack-mounted and wireless controllers to monitor field, gas and flame detection devices.
Audio / video alarm stations are easily and economically deployable in both permanent and temporary installations and are available in wired or wireless options.Designed to meet various safety requirements, these flexible and effective control solutions include a multiple visual and audible alarm options to meet the client’s specifications for indoor or outdoor applications.
Portable gas detection and area monitoring systems
For personal monitoring, 3M Gas & Flame Detection offers single-gas to five-gas portable gas detectors that are robust and easy-to-use. These include the zero-maintenance single gas detectors up to the five-gas detectors with internal pump, which is suitable for confined spaces.
3M offers the transportable BM25 multi-gas monitor, in both wired and wireless versions, for detection of toxic and combustible gases and oxygen deficiency. Suitable for temporary operations, multiple units can be connected and networked to monitor hazardous areas. Other area monitoring systems such as the SmartWireless® system offers expanded capabilities and up to 3km line of sight.
About 3M Gas & Flame Detection
The newly formed 3M Gas & Flame Detection group includes companies and personnel with hundreds of years of experience.
Coupled with the vast product portfolio, engineering expertise and global footprint enables 3M Gas & Flame Detection to design solutions for every need. 3M Gas & Flame Detection products and integrated solutions are widely accepted and utilized across the globe. Approvals across the product range include SIL2 / SIL3, ATEX, CSA, TUV Rheinland, IECEX, CE, UL, INMETRO and others. Specific information by product is available upon request.
3M Gas & Flame Detection provides consulting and feasibility studies, helps design integrated solutions and follows through to offer commissioning, validation, training and service.
Products and Services
GD10 Gas Detection Systems
The Simtronics GD10P from 3M Gas & Flame Detection has been designed to offer reliable and highly accurate gas detection capabilities for marine worksites.
Meridian Universal Fixed Gas Detector
3M Gas & Flame Detection’s versatile Meridian universal gas detection system is able to accept all sensor configurations using a single detector head, making it ideal for a wide array of monitoring applications.
Model X40 Alarm and Control System
The Detcon Model X40 control solution from 3M Gas & Flame Detection is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and is fully field-programmable using a small handheld magnet.
DF Series MultiFlame Flame Detectors
The Simtronics DF-series MultiFlame systems from 3M Gas & Flame Detection are dependable infrared (IR) fire detection solutions that have been optimised for critical offshore environments.
BM25 Transportable Multi-Gas Monitor
The Oldham BM25 system from 3M Gas & Flame Detection includes all the benefits of a fixed-area monitor in a single compact, easy-to-use and mobile unit.
High-Quality Gas and Flame Detection Systems for the EMEA Region
3M Gas & Flame Detection is an industry-leading supplier of reliable, cutting-edge gas and fire detection solutions for the oil and gas sector.
Portable Gas and Flame Detection Systems for Offshore Platforms
3M Gas & Flame Detection is a global leader in the design and supply of fire and gas detection technology, bringing together a number of brands that together possess more than 100 years of experience in the personal safety industry.
Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Solutions for Marine Sites
3M Gas & Flame Detection is a leading provider of gas and flame detection systems for offshore applications.
3M Gas & Flame Detection will be exhibiting the new CXT gas detector with WirelessHART® communications at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 6-9 of May 2019.Read more
3M’s Personal Safety Division is pleased to announce the consolidation of its recently acquired Detcon, Oldham, Simtronics and GMI brands into the newly unified 3M Gas & Flame Detection portfolio of gas and flame detection systems for industrial applications.Read more
3M Group subsidiary Oldham is delighted to announce its latest low-maintenance infrared sensor system, which has been specially developed to accurately detect the presence of refrigerant gases and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).Read more
3M Gas & Flame Detection is pleased to announce that its innovative BM25 and BM 25 Wireless area gas monitor solutions have achieved INMETRO certification according to n°179-2010 requirements, and have also been granted n°15.0200 X accreditation.Read more
3M Gas & Flame Detection has unveiled the iTrans 2 fixed gas detector featuring a unique intelligent electronics platform that provides up to two points of detection from a single device.Read more
3M Gas & Flame Detection is pleased to announce that the DG-TT7-S and DM-TT6-S gas detectors with Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensor are now SIL 2 approved.Read more
3M Gas & Flame Detection is pleased to announce the launch of the OLCT 700 and OLCT 710 gas transmitters. The 700/710 Series comprises 3 different models -FP, TP or IR- for the detection of flammable, H2S or CO2 gases.Read more
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