MSA is known globally for high standards, innovation, customer service, reliability and quality. We are in the business of developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products that enhance the safety and health of workers throughout the world. For over 90 years, MSA has provided safety solutions that protect worker’s lives. MSA’s permanently installed gas detection products have been used extensively in the oil and gas industry both on and offshore.

MSA was founded in 1914 and is the largest company in the world dedicated solely to producing a complete range of equipment and systems for worker and plant protection.

State-of-the-art permanent gas monitoring and detection solutions

MSA offers a wide variety of permanent gas monitoring solutions to detect gas and flame hazards, combustible gases, toxic gases and oxygen deficiency / enrichment. Our instruments reflect the latest developments in sensor and instrumentation design using electrochemical, catalytic bead, metal oxide, photoacoustic infrared, and both point and open path infrared sensing technologies. Our products have been successfully installed in a variety of applications including oil rigs, production platforms, wellheads, storage vessels, pipelines and compressor stations, to name a few.

Gas monitors for the offshore industry

Ultima® X Series gas monitors provide continuous monitoring of combustible and toxic gases (including hydrogen sulfide) and oxygen deficiency. Installation is both simple and flexible. Ultima X Series gas monitors 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.

Ultima X gas monitors.
FlameGard 5 Series of flame detectors.
Model 10K fire and gas detection system.
Ultima OPIR-5 open path detector.

MSA’s Ultima X Series gas monitors are engineered using microprocessor-based technology and designed for varied gas detection needs. Ultima XIR and XI gas monitors offer DuraSource Technology, a new and improved light source providing extended sensor life.

Other features and benefits of the Ultima X Series include:

– Patented disconnect under power feature
– One board design for easy maintenance
– HART output option
– SIL 2 safety integrity level available for integration into safety systems.

Multi-spectral infrared flame detector

MSA’s FlameGard® 5 multi-spectral infrared (MSIR) flame detector with neural network technology 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.

Additional members of the FlameGard 5 Flame Detector family include the FlameGard 5 UV / IR Detector and the FlameGard 5 UV/IR-hydrogen detector, which both use ultraviolet and infrared detection technology to provide high immunity to false alarms. The FlameGard 5 Test Lamp for testing the FlameGard 5 detectors is the final component in this series.

Important features of the FlameGard 5 Series include:

 Multi-spectral infrared sensing array (in the FlameGard 5 MSIR detector) with highly intelligent neural network processors provides high accuracy through superior false alarm immunity
 Wide field of view
 SIL 3 suitable products
 Continuous optical path monitoring (COPM) checks optical path integrity and electronic circuitry once every minute

Fire and gas detection system for the offshore industry

The MODEL 10K™ fire and gas detection system from MSA represents 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, 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.

Highlights of the MODEL 10K fire and gas system include:

  • Remote I/O capability
  • Optional fiber optic communications
  • Color touch-screen operator interface
  • Supports third party device integration
  • Simple, reliable and cost-effective field wiring topology

Open path IR gas detector

The Ultima OPIR-5 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, and is performance approved for use in harsh environments.

Highlights of the Ultima OPIR-5 Detector include:

  • Capable of detecting methane, natural gas, propane, LPG and other hydrocarbons
  • Unitized display for ease of operation and reduced cost. Alignment of an open path unit via the integrated display has never been so easy
  • Automatic gain control compensates for dirty optics, rain and fog
  • Multiple communication outputs (HART, ModBus, AMS support) provide complete status and control capability in the control room

To learn about fixed gas and flame detectors from the world leader, visit our website or call 800-MSA-INST.