Perkin Elmer introduces first smart sensor
for natural gas detection.
First Low Cost, Reliable Gas Sensor Based on
Infrared Absorption Technology
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader providing
market-driven integrated solutions for biomedical and industrial
applications, today announced the introduction of the PYM 151
Smart Natural Gas Sensor for home and industrial alarm systems.
The PYM 151 is the first smart sensor in modular design using
infrared (IR) absorption technology. Until now, traditional natural
gas alarm instrumentation used electrochemical cells that needed
to be replaced periodically.
Natural gas has become one of the most widely used sources of
energy today. Natural gas is used for heating and cooking, generating
electrical energy and driving engines. Due to the increased use of
natural gas in everyday life, natural gas concentrations have risen
sharply. When natural gas levels exist in the 4.4% to 15% range,
explosions can occur. PerkinElmers new PYM 151 is designed for
use in detecting/monitoring natural gas in homes and represents a
technology platform to further develop CO2 sensors for automotive
applications. The system allows OEM alarm manufacturers to
integrate the PYM 151s unique non-dispersive infrared absorption
(NDIR) technology with a simple snap-in design and add-on alarm
processing and actuations.
The PYM 151 illustrates PerkinElmers commitment to deploying
our smart optical sensor technologies for life-saving safety & security
applications such as monitoring harmful gases in households, said
John Roush, president, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. With the PYM
151 sensor, we look to provide our OEM customers with a safe and
reliable solution that harnesses the optical sensor technology for
integration into their alarm systems.
PerkinElmers PYM 151 sensor achieves high levels of reliability due
to its infrared sensing system. The compact design sets a new
standard in gas monitoring. All design requirements of ASTM
standards have been met or exceeded. PerkinElmers measurement
technique uses the NDIR technology, utilizing state-of-the-art infrared
emitters in conjunction with the unique pyroelectric detector technology.
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is the leading supplier and manufacturer
of high quality and innovative pyroelectric detectors used in gas
measurement applications, intrusion alarms, and motion detection.
PerkinElmers PYM 151 smart natural gas sensor is available now
direct from PerkinElmer.
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