The new Open Path Gas Detection - the Quasar 900 Series has recently received SIL2 approval from TUV, proving the leading detector’s reliability.

The TUV SIL2 approval joins the vast range of approvals, including ATEX, IECEx and FM for use in hazardous areas and for performance. The New SafEye Quasar 900 is an open path detection system, which provides continuous monitoring for combustible hydrocarbon gases.

It employs “spectral fingerprint” analysis of the atmosphere using the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) technique. The Quasar 900 consists of a Xenon Flash infrared transmitter and infrared receiver, which can be separated over a line of sight from 23ft (7m) up to 660ft (200m) in extremely harsh environments where dust, fog, rain, snow or vibration can cause a high reduction of signal. Typical uses are offshore oil drilling platforms, large tank storage farms etc.

Spectrex, Inc. is the world leader in the Flame and Open Path Gas Detectors field. We are fully committed to enhance the safety of your employees, capital investments and to the environment. Being the first to launch major innovations that have become trade standards such as the first UV/IR and IR3 Flame Detector designs, Spectrex continues to offer over 40 different Flame Detector designs to meet application challenges from Offshore to Mall Floors, from Alaska to Malaysia.

Spectrex was first to incorporate the Xenon Flash in OPGD detectors to solve false alarm issues common in the industry. Today, over 28 major OPGD designs are offered by Spectrex for continuous hydrocarbon and toxic gas monitoring.