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Crowcon’s portable methane gas detector recognised at innovation awards

30 Sep 2019

Crowcon Detection Instruments was shortlisted for ‘Best gas network improvement’ at the UK Energy Innovation Awards in Liverpool. The listing recognises the role of the Crowcon LaserMethane mini (LMm) compact handheld gas detector in improving the safety of engineers as they scan for escaping methane gas. While traditional portable methane detectors must be operated at close […]

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Crowcon shortlisted for UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019

03 Jul 2019

The shortlist, chosen by a panel of expert industry judges from across the gas, electricity and water sectors has now been announced and the winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 26 September at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.  UK Energy Innovation awards, which have been showcasing the best innovations within the […]

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With blindness set to triple to 115 million by 2050, Oxfordshire business Crowcon screens employee eye health on 24-27 June

26 Jun 2019

Blindness set to triple to 115 million by 2050 if action is not taken. Approximately 80% of all vision impairment globally is considered avoidable or curable. Crowcon, part of FTSE100 group Halma, screens employee eye health as part of global campaign to end preventable blindness. Campaign is raising money for sight-saving eye treatments in underserved […]

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Crowcon Detection Instruments supports technology innovation trials, lead by Wales and West Utilities, to deliver gas detection solution

21 Feb 2019

The Background Launched in 2005, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has a regulated gas distribution business which includes approximately 35,000 kilometres of gas pipes across Wales and the south west of England. Covering a sixth of the UK, WWU takes care of 2.5 million gas supply points in homes and businesses in a catchment area with […]

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Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Liverpool

21 Nov 2018

Frazer Mackay, Operations Director at Crowcon, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 publication. The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 publication launch for the 100 most inspirational individuals working in UK industry were announced on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at a drinks reception at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. “I think I speak for us all in […]

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Crowcon launches dual range portable monitor, Gas-Pro TK

31 Aug 2018

Key Facts Gas-Pro TK is available calibrated to methane, propane or butane Dual range flammable gas sensor measures up to 100 %vol flammable gas in inert (low oxygen) environments; automatically switches to more sensitive %LEL range when lower levels of flammable gas are present Weighs only 340g; can be clipped to a belt, overalls or shoulder […]

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Crowcon featured in Manufacturing Management Magazine

08 Aug 2018

Published: 08/08/2018 Link: http://www.manufacturingmanagement.co.uk/features/people-power-2 Author: Chris Beck Source: Manufacturing Management Magazine A focus on lean manufacturing and employee engagement has seen Oxford manufacturer Crowcon increase output and reduce costs The shopfloor at the Abingdon factory of gas sensor manufacturer, Crowcon, needed reworking. On the line making the company’s Gas-Pro range, two operators worked independently of each other, […]

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ADNOC chose Crowcon Clip SGD

01 Aug 2018

Key Facts: Features of Clip SGD include: Two year battery life Compact and lightweight IP66 and IP67 Tested Docking station for bump testing and calibration Clip SGD docking station The Clip SGD, a product by Crowcon has been chosen by ADNOC Group, and its seven companies, as the preferred fixed life H2S gas detector. The […]

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Crowcon hours of business over the Christmas and New Year period

14 Dec 2017

As it draws to its close, we hope you’ve had an excellent 2017, and thank you for your custom and support during the year. It has certainly been successful and eventful. We are looking forward to more of the same in 2018 and wish the same for you. Over the coming Christmas and New Year […]

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Introducing Clip SGD

27 Nov 2017

Crowcon – a leading manufacturer of specialist gas detection – is replacing their Crowcon Clip with Clip SGD (Single Gas Detector). The new Clip SGD range is supported by a portable docking station that allows bump testing and calibration of Clip SGD units in the field. Clip SGD is designed for use in hazardous areas, […]

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Crowcon delighted with ADIPEC success

21 Nov 2017

Crowcon are delighted with the success of our recent time attending ADIPEC, the largest, most important oil and gas event in the Middle East. It was a great opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with old friends in the region as well as make some new ones, and to talk about what’s new with Crowcon, of course. […]

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New Video – XgardIQ remote sensor housing improves safety

04 Sep 2017

Standardisation of equipment is a reliable way to improve safety and cut costs. The introduction of the XgardIQ remote assembly means that XgardIQ is now even better as the fixed gas detection solution for your whole site. Our new video demonstrates how XgardIQ remote sensor assembly increases the flexibility of XgardIQ, as well as improving […]

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New remote sensor assembly for XgardIQ

19 Jul 2017

In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter. The remote sensor assembly allows the gas sensor to be located where gas leaks are most likely to happen, possibly including air ducts, tanks […]

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New technology for LaserMethane Mini

20 Jun 2017

LaserMethane mini (LMm) now has the latest technology to help keep you safe at a distance. Now featuring Bluetooth technology, LMm allows you to record real-time gas readings and tag GPS locations via an Android device – all of which can be stored and saved for later.  It is ATEX approved for use in explosive […]

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Remote methane detection made easy – new video

14 Feb 2017

Methane leaks are literally explosive situations. How can you monitor from them while staying out of harm’s way? With Crowcon’s lightweight and compact Laser Methane mini, leaks can be detected at a distance of nearly 100 ft, ensuring operators can stay well clear of any hazards. This new video demonstrates how LMm is used to remotely […]

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65th GASG Colloquium – Petrochemical Gas Detection

30 Jun 2016

On 14th July the Gas Analysis and Sensing Group, GASG, has been invited to Crowcon to present their 65th symposium on “Petrochemical Gas Detection”. GASG are a group of manufacturers, users, research organisations and academic departments, all of whom are interested in gas detection and making it better. Our Principal Scientist, Paul Basham, will be presenting on […]

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Crowcon gas detectors enable vessels to comply with new SOLAS X1-1/7 regulation

07 Jun 2016

Crowcon – a world leader in portable and fixed gas detection instruments – announces that the Gas-Pro and T4 multi-gas detectors now enable vessels to comply with the SOLAS X1-1/7 directive, which becomes effective on 1st July 2016. Both detectors are also approved by the Marine Equipment Directive (MED). The imminent SOLAS X1-1/7 directive requires […]

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Crowcon extends range of XgardIQ sensors to detect wider range of gases

06 Apr 2016

Key Facts: Adds detection of ammonia and sulphur dioxide to 10 other flammable or toxic gases Hot-swappable sensors eliminate the need for hot work permits Fast installation and commissioning minimises time spent in hazardous areas Allows the head to be installed with dummy sensors prior to commissioning Enhances site safety with Crowcon’s unique Positive Safety […]

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New T4 portable multigas detector

17 Aug 2015

Key Facts: Advanced features in Crowcon T4 detector provide improved safety combined with a low cost of ownership A single unit monitors and alerts users to unsafe levels of oxygen as well as multiple toxic and flammable gases Rugged, IP65- and IP67-rated housing offers enhanced reliability in harsh environments Crowcon – a leading manufacturer of […]

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Focus on Confined Spaces Event

31 Jul 2015

As a company with a mission to increase awareness and understanding around gas safety issues, Crowcon take training seriously. We recently held a free-of-charge event on confined spaces, the main objective of which was to increase awareness of the hazards and provide an update on the UK codes of practice that apply to confined space […]

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Crowcon launches next-generation “intelligent” fixed-point gas detector

07 Jul 2015

XgardIQ has been developed to: Minimise the time operators must spend in hazardous areas where they may be exposed to gas hazards Enhance site safety using Crowcon’s unique ‘+ve Safety” feature Enable simple installation and commissioning Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd – a leading manufacturer of specialist gas detection equipment – announce the next generation of […]

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Continuing to Share our Expertise on Gas Detection Safety

14 Apr 2015

As gas detection specialists, we are continuing to reinforce our commitment to sharing our knowledge and expertise of  gas detection safety around the world. As examples of this, in the Middle East, our recent establishment of a regional office in Dubai is allowing us to work with our partners and customers in the region. We […]

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Doing the bump

12 Jan 2015

How bump testing can save time and money checking gas detectors in high risk sites without compromising safety Whereas bump testing is a well-known and well-used procedure for testing portable gas detection instruments, it has not found favour in the world of fixed gas detectors. But as bump testing becomes more intelligent and automated, it […]

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Portable gas bump tester

05 Jan 2015

The Crowcon Bump Test Gas Spray performs bump tests on handheld gas detectors, either on site or on-the-road, using a 12 litre spray canister. The gas is applied through a straw on the canister nozzle and a small amount of gas is sprayed into a calibration cap placed over the sensor. The company says that […]

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Crowcon’s IRmax now Detects 29 Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapours

10 Dec 2014

Crowcon’s IRmax infra-red gas detector now detects 29 different hydrocarbon gases and vapours. As well as common hydrocarbons, IRmax can be calibrated for more obscure vapours like cyclohexane, toluene and paraxylene. Unlike conventional IR gas detectors, power-efficient IRmax doesn’t use heaters to stop condensation build-up. Instead, Irmax’s optical components are treated with STAY-CLIR™, a hydrophobic […]

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Crowcon strengthens Gas-Pro range with infrared capability

12 Nov 2014

Crowcon, the gas detection specialist, has further strengthened its Gas-Pro range with the introduction of the Gas-Pro IR. This latest offering detects methane, pentane or propane using infrared IR sensor technology. The Gas-Pro range, celebrated for its portability and confined spaces functionality, sees the addition of this IR version as the ideal detector for the […]

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Crowcon has moved

18 Aug 2014

Having outgrown our old headquarters in Abingdon, Crowcon have now moved to brand new premises in Milton Park, Didcot. The new facility houses all existing functions as well as providing extensive customer training and product demonstration facilities; an additional 30% of manufacturing space and a full service calibration laboratory. Mike Ophield, Managing Director of Crowcon, said: “After […]

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Crowcon announces latest capability extension to IRmax gas detector

31 Jul 2014

Crowcon IRmax now detects even more gases. This broadening of capability enables IRmax to detect 29 hydrocarbon gases or vapours. As a key component of Crowcon’s fire & gas safety portfolio, the infrared gas detector can now be calibrated for more obscure gases or vapours like toluene, cyclohexane, isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)  and […]

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Breaking New Ground in Gas Detection

17 Apr 2014

Work on world-class new facility for Crowcon Detection Instruments commences at Milton Park, Didcot, UK Abingdon, UK (December 11, 2013) – Gas detection specialist Crowcon today celebrated the official ground breaking for its new 40,000 square foot facility at the prestigious Milton Park in Didcot, UK.  Having outgrown its current headquarters location in Abingdon, the […]

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