MSA Safety Introduces New Gas Monitor For Industrial Applications

May 11, 2020 by Stephanie Leonida

MSA Safety provides a new gas detection monitor that can be used on a stand-alone basis or for remote sensing applications.

Who is MSA Safety?

MSA Safety has been in operation since 1914 and has accrued a wealth of expertise in the development, manufacture, and provision of safety products to customers worldwide. Some of the company’s primary products range from fixed gas and flame detection systems, fire and rescue helmets, self-contained breathing apparatus, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, and fall protection devices.

MSA Safety caters to industries including construction, mining and military, the fire service, and the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. Recently, the company has released a new gas monitor, the TG5000.

For industries across the globe, the safety of workers is of paramount importance and it is essential that while they work in what can be sometimes hazardous environments, that they feel safe and able to work efficiently. 


A New Monitor for a Variety Industrial Applications

MSA’s new gas monitor has been designed to be used for commercial, wastewater, and light industrial applications. The monitor is able to detect oxygen deficiency/enrichment, combustible, and toxic gases within such environments which enable workers to carry out their duties safely and with confidence.

This monitor will be of particular interest to safety officers in the utilities, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries where workers are more likely to be exposed to dangerous flammable gases and vapors. 

The TG5000 features an organic LED (OLED) and bright status LEDs to enhance visibility for workers. The multilingual display and bright LED indicators show the instrument status (whether it is power, fault, or an alarm), gas readings, and the monitor’s Bluetooth connection. The monitor incorporates a user-friendly, tool-free touch-button interface for ease-of-use and smooth operation. Customers can use the device as either a single-point or 2-point unit. 


MSA’s TruCal Technology

Another innovative feature of the TG5000 is its XCell TruCal gas sensors for monitoring of gases like hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) and carbon monoxide (CO). MSA’s TruCal Technology improves stability and performance by achieving lower drift. This means that calibration cycles become extended and sensor longevity increased for up to 18 months for H₂S and CO.


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The TG5000 gas monitor. Image used courtesy of MSA Safety. 


The TruCal gas sensors are also able to run self-diagnostics to track any device disturbances or areas where maintenance is needed. Sensor modules come pre-calibrated for quick and simple installation. Other design features of the TG5000 include a 95dB audible alarm with horn silence button and optional accessories in the form of a sun-shield and strobe light kit.

The monitor can be utilized by users through MSA’s X/S connect app for Apple IOS or Android platforms. Users can connect through Bluetooth wireless technology and check status or any alerts at up to 75 feet (23 meters). A 4-20 mA output can be used to connect to a control system.

This connection works simultaneously with digital communication through a highway addressable remote transducer (HART) protocol. The monitor can be used on a stand-alone basis if desired complete with large LCD display, quick-check LEDs, and four relay outputs (three alarm and one fault). 

If workers are not onsite, remote monitoring is an option with the TG5000. This may be important for keeping an eye on any workspace hazards that can cause damage to a system and other workers still carrying out their duties on the floor that may not be aware of the danger.