Crowcon extends their product range to include the T4x multi-gas detector 

01 Aug 2022

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd have extended their product range to include the T4x multi-gas detector. Exclusively with long-life O2 and Molecular Property Spectrometry (MPS™) sensor technologies, along with a dual toxic sensor, the capability of the T4x portable gas detector to improve worker safety and cost less over time has been enhanced.  Gas sensors are […]

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Current lead times from 7 working days

21 Jul 2022

Recent months have highlighted again the issue some supply chains are having. It doesn’t matter where you’re operating, whether you’re in the UK, the US, or elsewhere, we all have global supply chains now, and that is where the disruptions are.  We know that getting the right gas safety tools and equipment when you need […]

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Crowcon drives innovation with the next generation of flammable gas detection – Molecular Property Spectrometer™ Flammable (MPS™)

15 Jun 2022

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd., the Abingdon-based manufacturer of gas detection equipment, has unveiled an important innovation in both portable and fixed gas detection with the launch of the world’s first fixed detector with a Molecular Property Spectrometer ™ (MPS™) Sensor.  Developed by NevadaNano, the MPS™ sensors represent the next generation of flammable gas detectors. MPS™ can […]

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Crowcon to attend InstallerSHOW 2022

17 May 2022

Crowcon are proud to be a part of InstallerSHOW2022, which will be held from the 21st to 23rd June at Birmingham’s NEC, a shift from its previous home at Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Situated at stand H133, our team will be on hand to answer all things HVAC and will form part of the 300 […]

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Crowcon to Attend World Hydrogen Summit 2022

06 Apr 2022

Crowcon will be exhibiting at the World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition on the 9th – 11th May 2022 as part of the event designed to advance development in the hydrogen sector. Based in Rotterdam and produced by the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC), this year’s exhibition will be the first time Crowcon has attended, and […]

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Crowcon Launches ‘Sensit by Crowcon’ Series of Air Quality Monitoring Products

18 Mar 2022

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd has launched ‘Sensit by Crowcon’, a new range of air quality monitors and the first step in Crowcon’s ongoing commitment to air quality moving forward. Air quality has been a hot topic in recent years with increasing regulation on and awareness of the issues. WHO’s 2021 Global Air Quality Guidelines have […]

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Crowcon Enters The Air Quality Market

17 Mar 2022

Taking proven skill and expertise in gas detection, based on over 50 years of experience, Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd is today announcing its entry into the air quality market.   Now is a key moment in the fight against air pollution. The World Health Organization’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has referred to air pollution […]

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Crowcon to attend Securex 2022 in Poznań

11 Mar 2022

Representatives from Crowcon Detection Instruments will be attending Securex 2022 – the year’s biggest security-related event for central and eastern Europe – between 25 and 27 April 2022. Securex is a biennial event, but has not been held since 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Europe’s security experts are greatly looking forward to meeting […]

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Crowcon launches a new sensor for their T4

22 Feb 2022

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd have extended their sensor technology for their popular T4 Multi-Gas detector. With its new MPS™ and LLO2 sensors, along with a dual toxic sensor, the capability of the T4 (now T4x) portable gas detector has been greatly extended.  Gas sensor technology hasn’t kept up with demands of improved safety, reduced environmental […]

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Crowcon launches Data-Insights Platform for Safer and Compliant Gas Detection Solutions

11 Jan 2022

Abingdon-based manufacturer of gas detection equipment, Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd., has launched a cloud-based software platform that brings together gas safety and compliance insights in one place: Crowcon Connect. With provisional data from the Health & Safety Executive reporting a total of 142 workers being killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase […]

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Crowcon to attend AHR Expo 2022 in Las Vegas

15 Dec 2021

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd is getting ready to attend the first major heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) event of the new year. AHR Expo 2022 will take place in Las Vegas from 31 January–February 2022.   Since 1930, AHR Expo has been a popular forum that brings together manufacturers, engineers, contractors, technicians and other industry professionals to […]

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Engineered Fixed Systems – Customised solutions for gas detection challenges

23 Nov 2021

Gas detection is critical to the safety of those who work in dangerous conditions. But what do organisations do, when they need to monitor dangerous gases, the environment means they cannot use standard products or systems?   Often, the answer is, ‘call Crowcon’s engineered fixed systems (EFS) team’. And now that team is coming to more general public attention, with […]

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Crowcon launches new 0–1000 ppm ammonia sensor for Gas-Pro

17 Nov 2021

Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched a new and extended-range ammonia (NH3) sensor for its portable Gas-Pro detector. The new sensor detects ammonia levels from zero to 1000 parts per million (ppm) and, when used with a pump and sampling tube, can reach enclosed or hard-to-access spaces and detect ammonia gas leaks before they cause harm. […]

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Crowcon releases new 0–1000 ppm hydrogen sensor for Gas-Pro

08 Nov 2021

Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched a new hydrogen (H2)sensor for its portable Gas-Pro gas detector. The new sensor detects hydrogen at between zero and 1000 parts per million (ppm) and has an over-range of 2000 ppm. Since the Gas-Pro can be used with a pump and sampling tube, the new sensor is ideal for detecting […]

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Crowcon to exhibit at ADIPEC 2021 with 3 key products ideal for oil, gas and energy

12 Oct 2021

Representatives from Crowcon Detection Instruments will be attending the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), which runs from15 to 18 November 2021. ADIPEC is among the most influential meeting places for oil, gas and energy enterprises and professionals, and Crowcon will be at stand 8532 in the UK Pavilion (Hall 8). More than […]

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Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd. Integrates NevadaNano’s Molecular Property Spectrometer™ Flammable Gas Sensors

29 Sep 2021

Crowcon selects MPS™ sensors for the industry’s first viable single-sensor multi-gas personal detector. RENO, NEVADA – September 7, 2021 – NevadaNano, the world’s leading innovator in gas detection sensor technology, announced that Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd. is using the Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) Flammable Gas Sensors in its Gasman flammable gas detection product, making it […]

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Crowcon launches Gasman with innovative lead-free, long-life oxygen sensor

23 Aug 2021

Abingdon-based Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd. has launched a long-life oxygen sensor in its Gasman portable gas detector. However, this is no standard upgrade – not only does the new sensor have an extended lifespan, which will reduce total cost of ownership and is backed with an industry-leading 5-year warranty, it is also completely free of […]

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Anton acquired by Halma plc

05 May 2021

We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of Anton Industrial Services Ltd by Halma plc, the parent company of Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd (, the manufacturer of the market leading Sprint range of flue gas analysers. Crowcon & Halma Overview Crowcon have over 50 years of experience providing gas monitoring equipment protecting people and […]

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Crowcon innovates again: Meet the next generation of flammable gas detection

10 Dec 2020

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd., the Abingdon-based manufacturer of gas detection equipment, has unveiled an important innovation in fixed gas detection with the launch of the world’s first fixed detector with a Molecular Property Spectrometer ™ (MPS™) sensor. The company has just added the Nevada Nanotech MPS™ sensor to its Xgard Bright fixed gas monitor, which […]

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Coronavirus Statement – 4th November 2020

04 Nov 2020

Updated: 4th November 2020 Scope/Applicability:  Crowcon Detection Instruments Suppliers and Customers. We continue to monitor closely the developments relating to the spread of COVID-19 and the recent change in status and advice given by the UK Government. Our priorities continue to focus on ensuring the well-being of our employees and to provide continuity of supply […]

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August 2020 upgrades for Gas-Pro detectors enhance safety, extend applications

03 Aug 2020

5 August 2020 sees the global release of upgrades for Crowcon’s Gas-Pro portable detectors. New functionalities include a new sensor to detect hydrogen cyanide (HCN), and in-field pellistor changes for methane, hydrogen, propane, ethane, acetylene. Gas-Pro will now offer TWA Resume, to enhance safety and compliance.2 These changes make the Gas-Pro, Crowcon’s popular one-stop solution […]

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Crowcon Detection Instruments is Winner in ACHR News 2020 Dealer Design Awards

28 Jul 2020

Crowcon Detection Instruments was recognized for excellence in product design in the 17th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 93 entries. The company’s Sprint Pro was the Silver Winner in the Testing and […]

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Seven new sensors for Xgard Bright to launch worldwide in June 2020

23 Jun 2020

Key facts: At the end of June 2020, Crowcon will release seven new sensors, in PID, IR and electrochemical formats, for use with its Xgard Bright fixed-head, addressable gas detector. The new additions will bring the number of Xgard Bright sensors available to 15, with many more releases scheduled. Xgard Bright is the one-stop solution […]

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Crowcon Celebrates 50th Birthday

06 May 2020

Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd is proud to celebrate 50 years of business in 2020. In 1970, Crowcon was established, with a factory located in Stokenchurch, just outside Oxford in the United Kingdom. Crowcon became one of the first innovators in gas detection – and have enjoyed continuous growth ever since. Over the course of the […]

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Crowcon keeping health workers and patients safe at the frontline of Covid19

27 Mar 2020

Health chiefs have warned hospitals of increased risks of “combustion” on wards caused by more ventilators being used to treat covid-19 patients. According to guidance sent to hospital estates teams by NHS England and NHS Improvement earlier this week, the density of ventilators could “enrich” the air with oxygen, which increases the “combustion risk”. Trusts have been […]

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Crowcon Coronavirus (COVID 19) Statement

27 Feb 2020

Scope/Applicability:  Crowcon Detection Instruments Suppliers and Customers. Crowcon are closely monitoring the situation in relation to Coronavirus, a respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City in China and which continues to expand. Our priority is to ensure the well-being of our employees based in China. We remain in close communication with them and have taken […]

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New product configurators now available

06 Feb 2020

Here at Crowcon we are always looking for ways to improve. We know that configuring a gas detector, with multiple build options, certifications and gas mixes can lead to potential errors. To help with this, we have built an online configurator, which will guide you through the build of some of our most popular products. […]

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Crowcon maximises versatility with customisable gas detection controllers

19 Nov 2019

Key Facts:  Digital or analogue communications – GM controllers offer 4-20mA analogue or digital addressable communications. The digital option minimises cabling, costs and installation time by enabling users to set up multiple fixed gas detectors on a single power and signal line. Customisable controller configuration – Users can build the controller to meet their requirements. […]

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Crowcon hours of business over the Christmas and New Year period

07 Nov 2019

As it draws to its close, we hope you’ve had an excellent 2019, 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 2020 and wish the same for you. Over the coming Christmas and New Year […]

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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: 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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