An advanced new gas distribution and management system has been introduced to the market by Concoa, providing for interchangeable service and continuous supply.

Featuring an onboard web server and embedded software for remote monitoring and secure system configuration, the unique IntelliSwitch II is ideally suited for a wide range of applications.

Also offering e-mail notification or real-time system status and events, the IntelliSwitch II provides interchangeable service for analytical laboratories, chemical processes, and instrumentation and critical gas supply applications.

The new system includes 'look back' and electronic economiser features inherent in all Concoa IntelliSwitch systems. Pushing a button or clicking a mouse allows for interchangeable service from high-pressure cylinders to cryogenic liquid cans, and such capability therefore enables the user to change mode of supply based on the job or the current economic conditions.

Concoa is keen to point out that this level of service allows the smaller companies to compete both efficiently and cost-effectively in a global market.

Proprietary monitoring software allows IntelliSwitch II to record and transmit data that enables the user to monitor activity from remote sources.

An optional remote alarm system notifies appropriate personnel via telephone/e-mail continually until an emergency is resolved, while the device ensures that all gas systems draw down equally, eliminating overdraw.

The unit claims to reduce the amount of residual gas to 3 or 4 %, significantly less than the standard 8-10 %.