Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Senscient, Inc., a leader in laser-based gas detection technology that can be used in a broad range of industrial, oil and gas production and petrochemical processing applications. The acquisition of Senscient strengthens MSA’s position in the global market for fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) systems, representing a key step in the execution of MSA’s Core Product growth strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Senscient’s patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDSTM) technology was launched in 2009. Capable of detecting a wide range of toxic and flammable gases, ELDSTM technology eliminates false alarms and enables faster, more reliable detection of hazardous gases, thereby improving worksite safety while reducing operational costs.