MSA Safety Acquires Gas Detection Specialist Senscient
The deal is said to expand and enhance MSA Technology offerings in the global market for fixed gas and flame detection systems.
PITTSBURGH – Global safety equipment provider MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA), based here, has acquired Senscient, a leader in laser-based gas detection technology used in industrial, oil and gas production and petrochemical processing applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With principal operations in Poole, England, MSA has an installed base of more than 1,500 systems in 30 countries around the world and has 33 employees, according to a press release. The acquisition of Senscient strengthens MSA’s leading position in the global market for fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) systems, representing a key step in the execution of MSA’s core product growth strategy.
Senscient’s patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDS) technology was launched in 2009. Capable of detecting a wide range of toxic and flammable gases, ELDS technology eliminates false alarms and enables faster, more reliable detection of hazardous gases, thereby improving worksite safety while reducing operational costs, according to the company.
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“This technology is significantly changing the way facility operators protect their personnel and assets from leaks of hazardous gases,” says Gustavo Lopez, MSA’s global product business director for detection. “High false alarm rates, slow detection and poor reliability are problems that frequently plague worksite operations when dealing with gas leak detection.”
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