NevadaNano Systems R-290 Refrigerant Gas Sensor

Made to detect leaks in a diverse array of applications

NevadaNano Systems R-290 Refrigerant Gas Sensor
The sensor’s new technology protects companies and people using propane for HVAC&R, dryers, refrigerator systems and other systems from the dangers of propane leaks.

NevadaNano, provider of gas detection sensor technology, announced its Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) R-290 Propane sensor. The device is a new solution for residential and commercial R-290 propane applications, including air conditioning, vending machines, commercial refrigeration racks and clothes dryers.

“Nearly 200 countries around the world have resolved to eliminate ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons refrigerants with high global warming potential,” said Bob Christensen, senior director of business development, NevadaNano Inc. “R-290, a high-performance natural refrigerant with very low-GWP, is an alternative that is quickly gaining widespread acceptance and use in Asia, Europe and the United States. And, when used with accurate leak detection systems, it is a safe alternative.”

Under normal operation, R-290 units are fully sealed and self-contained, however leaks can occur. If leaks occur and they are exposed to an ignition source, they can cause a fire. Even smaller, non-explosive leaks need detection since the reduction in the quantity of refrigerant causes the unit to work harder, consuming excessive electrical power, driving up costs and subsequent impact on the environment. NevadaNano’s sensors help detect even the smallest leaks and send instant alerts.

The MPS Propane Sensor accurately reports 0-100 per cent LEL and requires no field maintenance over their expected lifetime of 10 to 15 years. The MPS sensors feature integrated, real-time measurements and built-in environmental compensation for temperature, pressure and humidity. In addition, they are inherently immune to drift, decay or poison from contaminants.