iTrans 2Oldham, an Industrial Scientific Company, today announced the launch of the second generation of its successful iTrans product – the iTrans 2 fixed gas monitor for the detection of explosive gases, toxic gases or oxygen. With CSA and NEPSI approvals, the iTrans 2 is available for sale in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. It is anticipated that ATEX and IECEx will be received by September 2013, and GOST and InMetro approvals will follow shortly thereafter.

The iTrans 2 employs an intelligent electronics platform to provide one or two points of detection from a single head for maximum flexibility, superior performance and lower installation costs. When in RS485 bus configuration, one system is capable of accommodating more than 200 transmitters and can monitor any combination of gases for a specific environment.

Other features and benefits of the iTrans 2 fixed gas monitor include:

  • Non-intrusive calibration;
  • Oldham’s industry-proven ‘smart’ sensor technology and safety features, including automatic sensor recognition, zero and cal fault protection, and access code security;
  • HART and MODBUS communication;
  • New IR sensing technology;
  • Programmable relays; and
  • Explosion-proof aluminum or stainless steel housings.

“The iTrans 2 builds upon the success of its predecessor and input from our customers to provide the next generation of superior detection performance,” said Michel Spellemaeker, Oldham’s global director of product management.

About Oldham
For more than 100 years, Oldham has specialized in safety, gas and fire detection. Oldham is headquartered in Arras, France, and is a subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation. It employs hundreds of people globally and has operations in France, the United States, China and Germany. Oldham’s mission is to be the best provider of fixed-point gas detection systems worldwide. It offers a wide range of application-driven products, expert advice, and the highest quality and best customer service in all transactions. For more information, visit

About Industrial Scientific Corporation
Industrial Scientific Corporation is the world’s leading provider of Gas Detection as a Service. With nearly 1,000 people working in 22 countries, Industrial Scientific is dedicated to eliminating death in the workplace by the end of this century. Achieving this goal requires dedication to delivering highest quality and best customer service in all transactions. Industrial Scientific also focuses on providing analysis of data from equipment use and maintenance to identify problems before they happen. Industrial Scientific has operations based in Pittsburgh (USA), Arras (France), Dortmund (Germany) and Shanghai (China). The company provides technical services to customers from local service centers around the world, and has additional offices in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Industrial Scientific is the parent company to Oldham ( and Predictive Solutions Corporation ( For more information, visit