'IRgaskiT - a new range of Infrared Gas Sensors.
In order to meet the demand for smaller and lower
cost gas sensors Edinburgh Instruments Ltd. have
launched the IRgaskiT - a new range of infrared
gas sensor products, based on a common, compact
electronics platform, with interchangeable optical
sensor heads, permitting high performance
continuous detection and measurement of target
The design concept for the IRgaskiT module was to create a low-cost,
dual-beam infrared sensor that would meet the requirements of
incubator manufacturers for an accurate, stable and reliable sensor
to be incorporated in biological incubators. IRgaskiT sensors were
therefore designed for measuring and controlling CO2 levels, in
ranges from 0-10% to 0-30%, by volume.
However, the electronics design that Edinburgh Instruments produced
has proved so successful that the Company will now offer the IRgaskiT
to measure a wide range of CO2 concentrations, together with a range
of hydrocarbon gases. Included in the range of compatible hydrocarbon
sensor heads are certified explosion-proof miniature gas sensor
modules offered by other infrared gas sensor manufacturers.
All the IRgaskiT sensor options operate on the principle of diffusion
aspiration, making them ideal for applications where gas concentrations
change relatively slowly. A further advantage of diffusion-aspirated gas
sensors is that they tend to have low power consumption. Because the
IRgaskiT operates on a 7-13 Volts DC power supply, with power
consumption of less than 1 Watt, it can easily be operated using
batteries and therefore can be integrated in portable measuring
The compact design of the IRgaskiT, with the added option of mounting
the optical assembly remotely from the support electronics, is ideal
for applications where space on control panels (or within customers
own instrument enclosure) is limited, and where weight is an issue.
The potential to separate the optical assembly and processing
electronics will also be of particular interest where gases have to be
measured in hostile environments (e.g.. elevated temperature and
/ or humidity).
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd has been designing and manufacturing
infrared gas sensors and gas monitors for the process control
market for almost twenty years. We have an extensive range of
products, based on the increasingly popular principle of non-dispersive
infrared absorbtion (NDIR).
Within the product range offered by the Company are gas sensors
and gas monitors capable of measuring carbon dioxide (CO2),
sulphur dioxide (SO2) carbon monoxide (CO), nitrous oxide (N2O),
pentane (C5H12), methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3) and other
For more information, please contact :-
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.
2 Bain Square, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7DQ. UK
Tel: +44(0)1506 425300 fax: +44(0) 1506 425320