Vendor NewsThis year, gas detection industry worldwide revenues reached $2.2 billion, showing the huge growth and sophistication of the industry.

A recent industry poll by Honeywell Company City Technology shows that reliability is the most important factor driving purchasing decisions in the global gas detection industry.

More than 50% of industry polled last quarter identified reliability as the most valuable quality when assessing gas detection requirements. Reliability was the most highly rated, followed by cost (23% of respondents) and proven track record (14% of respondents). 

The survey was conducted by City Technology around the globe at major Health and Safety and Oil and Gas events* in the United States, Europe and China. When asked about other important trends driving the market, respondents cited technical innovation, improved training and regulation.

The research supports the overall market trend for gas detection to provide the safest levels of protection in increasingly difficult environments. The industry has evolved dramatically working with end users to deliver the most reliable technologies that can withstand harsh temperatures fluctuations and be robust in difficult environments.

Commenting on the findings of the research John Warburton, City Technology’s Global Marketing Manager said: “These findings support exactly what City Technology works to pioneer - safe and reliable gas detection. We are continually working to design and develop solutions to meet the needs of a diverse range of applications. A recent innovation is the use of mathematical modeling as a design tool that is helping to ensure that our new sensors are robust and reliable from day one. City sensors are critical components in gas detectors. They simply cannot be allowed to fail.”

City Technology has more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing gas sensors for personal and fixed life safety systems. Each day 50 million people trust their lives to City sensors.

*City Technology carried out research at the National Safety Congress (NSC)  in Chicago, U.S., 30 September– 2 October, 2013, the A+A Safety Show in Düsseldorf, Germany 5-8 Nov, 2013 and the SIPPE International Petroleum Petrochemical Natural Gas Technology Equipment Exhibition on 28-30October 2013. Polling was conducted at the shows, surveying a total of 114 respondents from within the industry.


City Technology leads the global market in the design and manufacture of innovative and reliable gas sensors for use in personal and fixed life safety systems. The company is owned by Honeywell, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader.

Established by a team of scientists in 1977, City Technology has grown into a global business employing more than 400 staff in facilities in the UK, Germany, China and the USA. With a single-minded commitment to driving product quality to new levels and setting the standard in gas sensor performance, City enables instrument manufacturers around the world to offer the most accurate and reliable gas detection solutions.

Every day, 50 million people around the world trust City Technology sensors to keep them safe and protect them from harmful gases. Not only in harsh, hazardous environments, but also in transit situations, at home, at work, even in hospitals.

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