New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 14 January 2019: Bacharach, a provider of HVAC-R gas instrumentation, announced the introduction of the MGS-400 gas detection series for commercial and industrial refrigerant and gas-leak-detection applications, through a Press communiqué.
The MGS-400 gas detectors support safety compliance inside of machinery rooms, mechanical equipment rooms, chiller plants, cold storage facilities and walk-in freezers by monitoring for dangerous refrigerant leaks for numerous gases, including HFCs, HFOs, HCFCs, CO2 and NH3, the communiqué said. The ability to detect refrigerant leaks and quickly initiate alarm systems helps to protect personnel and achieve compliance with safety standards like ASHRAE 15, CSA-B52 and EN 378, the communiqué further said.
MGS-400 Series Refrigerant Gas Detectors are supported by a mobile app user interface, making configuration, calibration and maintenance simple and intuitive, the communiqué said. Reducing commissioning and installation time, the MGS-400 delivers on efficiency and cost savings, while allowing for plug-and-play, pre-calibrated sensor installation and replacement in the field, the communiqué further said. Using the mobile app and plug-and-play sensors, gas detectors are installed in significantly less time, for example, 5 minutes vs 25 minutes per detector, without training, the communiqué also said. Calibration certificates can be generated from the mobile app and sent by email or shared to cloud storage platforms, the communiqué added.
According to Bacharach, the optional MGS-408 gas detection controller supports up to eight sensor channels and enables a centralised alarm and power system. The communiqué said with Modbus connectivity, the controller integrates with any facility’s existing building management or automation system. The communiqué further said the MGS-408 also connects with Bacharach’s MGS-250 IR-based refrigerant monitor and the dual-sensor MGS-550, allowing for flexibility of individual site requirements. The communiqué added that power and communication connectivity from the controller to all sensors can be provided with a single cable in a daisy-chain design.