Gas Compressor

Natural gas fired engines that drive compressors for gas gathering are required to have gas detection because the ignition systems are General Purpose devices being used in Class 1 Zone 2 areas. 

Traditionally, catalytic bead gas detection has been used for the detection of combustible methane and other hydrocarbon gases.

Catalytic Bead detection has been a standard in the industry since the middle of the last century when it replaced the canary as the primary method for methane detection in coal mines. These detectors have drawbacks such as the ability to be poisoned, requirement for oxygen to be present for operation, a need for periodic calibration, and sensor replacement.

Infrared gas detectors like the Det-Tronics PIRECL have the advantage of not being susceptible to poisons, require only annual calibration, and a sensor life that approaches two decades. With thousands of these detectors in rugged environments across Western Canada, Spartan’s customers choose the Det-Tronics PIRECL because they know they will continue to operate in the most challenging of applications. 

The PointWatch Eclipse® Model PIRECL IR Hydrocarbon Gas Detector is our most rugged stainless steel, point infrared gas detector. It is approved to be factory calibrated to detect methane, propane, ethylene, and butane.