MSA Acquires Senscient, Inc.
OREANDA-NEWS. September 20, 2016. Global safety equipment manufacturer
Senscient's patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDS™) technology was launched in 2009. Capable of detecting a wide range of toxic and flammable gases, ELDS™ technology eliminates false alarms and enables faster, more reliable detection of hazardous gases, thereby improving worksite safety while reducing operational costs.
"This technology is significantly changing the way facility operators protect their personnel and assets from leaks of hazardous gases," said
Gustavo Lopez, MSA's Global Product Business Director for Detection. "High false alarm rates, slow detection and poor reliability are problems that frequently plague worksite operations when dealing with gas leak detection."
Senscient's ELDS™ technology broadens MSA's opportunities in areas of the world where oil production has the additional danger of high concentrations of H2S, like the
"MSA's commitment to safety and technical leadership is the perfect cultural fit with Senscient and our core values," said
Rajat Barua, President and CEO of Senscient. "For us, this combination delivers significant value and provides Senscient with an excellent platform to drive accelerated adoption of our technology with customers around the world."
Kerry Bove, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for MSA, who is also responsible for the leading the company's acquisition activities, added that the acquisition of Senscient immediately strengthens and fast tracks MSA's new product development efforts in the area of laser-based, open-path gas detection. "Senscient's innovative technology provides the perfect complement to our existing fixed gas and flame detection portfolio. Equally important, it provides further technical and competitive differentiation to MSA's fixed gas and flame detection business," Mr. Bove concluded.
Established in 1914,
Senscient, a privately held company, designs, manufactures and installs gas detection sensors for industrial applications. These sensors form a critical line of defense that industrial plant operators rely upon to safeguard assets and workers from fires, explosions and the harmful effects of combustible and toxic gases. With principal operations in