Industrial Scientific, a Pittsburgh-based gas detection expert, has signed and closed on a definite agreement to acquire SAFER® Systems.

California-based SAFER Systems provides solutions for chemical process facilities to mitigate, monitor and model chemical incidents.

The company’s cloud-based platform integrates gas and meteorological sensor data to provide organisations with the intelligence needed to prepare for and respond to incidents.

“Industrial Scientific is making significant investments to provide customers with a more holistic and real-time view of their safety programmes,” said Raghu Arunachalam, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Digital Solutions at Industrial Scientific.

“We are excited by the opportunity to integrate SAFER Systems’ real-time modelling tool with our iNet® platform to enable customers to rapidly respond to incidents.”

The acquisition will see SAFER Systems’ capabilities in hazard analysis and risk assessments complement Industrial Scientific’s core functionality in connected sensing and predictive analytics.

“This transaction is the critical next step toward offering customers solutions that simplify, automate, and integrate existing safety systems to save lives and protect communities,” said Eric Fishman, President of SAFER Systems.

“It allows us to draw on the strength and reach of Industrial Scientific to deliver real-time solutions as-a-service.”