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The Various Technologies of Gas Leak Detection

By Erminia Nallie

Every home has a smoke alarm, but few people use gas leakage alarm inside their houses. Still, everyone is well aware of the tragic risks that come with a fire or an explosion due to a gas leakage.

Perhaps people neglect to buy one because these accidents are less common than ordinary fires, but I feel that building awareness about them may lead to an increase in their use. As a result, I’d like to give you some background information about these.

The first thing that many potential buyers are confused by is the different technologies that encompass each style of detector. There’s no right or wrong choice and things like budget and the placement of the device should all factor into your decision.

I’d like to distinguish between the key attributes of each of the three most popular types. The one that’s most appropriate for your home will vary based on your situation, but I hope you’ll have a better idea as to which is the most appropriate fit once I’ve gone through the basics here.

The first one that I’d like to discuss is the traditional means of gas leak detection. This works based on the principle of basic sensors that can pick up on gas in the air if it’s around. The problem with this method is that sometimes winds can contribute to inaccurate readings in outdoor settings.

Ultrasonic gas leak detectors don’t carry the same risk of wind that traditional ones do, and they’re considered more reliable as a result. These work based on small ultrasound emissions that come with any gas leak.

Lastly, many people like the idea of semiconductor leak detection. The technology is more advanced than the traditional means, though the price is much more affordable than the ultrasonic method.

From here, the choice is yours to figure out which one you need. No matter what you end up choosing, I can tell you that you’re far better off with one than without one, no matter what the type.

To read more about carbon monoxide monitors and additional related devices, go to this writer’s resource.

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Nallie, Erminia . "The Various Technologies of Gas Leak Detection." The Various Technologies of Gas Leak Detection. 2 Jul. 2010. 30 Sep 2014 <>.

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