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|MSA Announces Availability of 'Game-Changing' S5000 and Ultima® X5000 Gas Detection Systems|
The S5000 and Ultima X5000 systems are the result of a four-year research and development effort involving three MSA global design centers. This represents the company's largest ever new product development effort in the area of fixed gas and flame detection.
In use, the Series 5000 Transmitters are mounted at a fixed point and protect assets and workers within a facility by sensing low levels of toxic or combustible gases in the air. The new systems are powered by advanced and differentiated technology that provides improved facility and worker safety at a lower cost of operation. The nerve center of this system is MSA's line of best-in-class XCell® sensors with TruCal™ technology. Among their many capabilities, these innovative sensors automatically compensate for environmental shift and sensor drift, meaning operators don't have to touch or calibrate the gas monitor for up to 18 months.
"These systems are true 'game-changers' that will further strengthen MSA's market-leading position in the global fixed gas and flame detection market," said
MSA's Series 5000 Transmitters are designed for a broad range of applications where toxic and combustible gases pose a workplace hazard. They are particularly suited for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, where monitoring conditions can be severe. The two new systems are designed as a replacement option for the company's large installed base of previous generation systems. The S5000 model, which the company will market under its General Monitors brand, represents a premium option designed for use in particularly harsh environments. For all other applications, the Ultima X5000 offers the industry's most intuitive and user-friendly interface for customers who want to standardize and simplify their gas detection program.
Mr. Lambert commented that the new gas detection monitors provide a good example of how MSA's core product focus and R&D investments are yielding innovative safety solutions that support the company's growth strategy and market leadership goals. "At MSA, we often talk about the value of safety," he said. "These new gas detection systems are great examples of that mindset in action, where we are using breakthrough technology and innovation to generate value for all MSA stakeholders."
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