Two more gas analysis companies have joined the Industrial Physics Group after gasworld also revealed the addition of US-based specialist Systech Illinois earlier this week.

OxySense, Inc. and PetroSense Inc. will join Systech Illinois and partner company TM Electronics to offer Industrial Physics’ customers a more comprehensive suite of solutions for permeation, package testing and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) analysis.

OxySense’s oxygen (O2) measurement system is unique for its ability to measure O2 non-invasively and its ability to measure O2 in headspace as well as dissolved in liquids. It’s an optical system that can measure O2 concentration within packages that are transparent, semi-transparent and translucent.

PetroSense offers the only commercially-available system that can detect both the presence and concentration of total petroleum hydrocarbons in vapour on a real-time basis in the field.

Under the takeover, PetroSense will join Systech Illinois’ process instruments products to provide industrial companies with field-based gas analysis and detection solutions, whereas OxySense will join Industrial Physics’ other premium brands that address quality and regulatory test and measurement demands.


The expanded portfolio of solutions will benefit customers in the food, beverage, electronics, pharmaceutical and medical device industries as well as packaging material suppliers.

Jim Neville, CEO of Industrial Physics, described both companies as “strong additions” to his corporation and added, “The OxySense brand strengthens our offerings in package integrity determination and supports our strategy to be the leading test and measurement company in the flexible packaging industry. PetroSense brings a differentiated offering for companies concerned with environment monitoring.”