Senscient, Inc. has received the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) InTech Gold Innovators Award for its ELDS gas detector.

The award was presented to the company at ISA EXPO 2009 in Houston.

The InTech Innovator’s Awards recognise companies that have made significant and unique contributions to any field in the automation profession. These contributions include, but are not limited to, design, development, equipment, instrumentation, or an innovative service or contribution in automation.

Gold winner Senscient was recognised for developing the first new hazardous gas sensing technology in 20 years for industrial safety applications.

Using the patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDS™) technology, Senscient’s Series 1000 and Series 2000 ELDS open path gas detection systems provide the first and only open path systems for low ppm levels of both hydrocarbon and toxic gas detection.

Senscient ELDS open path gas detector (OPGD) systems are presently operating for field evaluation at select customer locations, with commercially available FM-approved units shipping now.