MAKING DANGEROUS WORK SAFER - gas monitoring system


The distiller recently built a new innovation centre which is being used for the development of new whiskies. The new gas monitoring system was required for this building.

The primary target gases were ethanol (which is a by-product of whisky production) and carbon dioxide (which is a byproduct of the fermentation process).The distillery site presented several challenges. It was a noisy environment, included multiple ATEX zones, and had substantial potential for gas leaks.

In addition, gas monitoring system had to include sounders and beacons place at various points around the site. As well as the appropriate outputs from the control panel to alert staff to alarms.

Moreover, the distillery specified that their new gas detection system should protect employees, alert staff to any gas leaks and alert staff to any issues with process (for example, where a process may cause a gas leak).

Crowcon Gas Detection



More importantly,  gas detection by understanding current and future market requirements and responding accordingly. Our vision is to protect people and the environment from gas hazards by providing both single and multi gas monitors, enabling personal and larger-scale monitoring.

We operates globally through a network of regional offices and authorised channel partners. To support the Fluke ethos, they take care to recruit the best talent and invest in people by providing opportunities to develop and learn.

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Powerpro sales engineers can specify safe gas detection equipment for any industrial application;  including Fluke certified gas detectors for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas in the oil, gas and petrochem industries.


To create the new system, AMS used an innovative combination of two Crowcon products. To manage the presence of carbon dioxide they used the XGard IR, an explosion-proof gas detector with a dual-wavelength infrared sensor that gives highly reliable detection of hazardous gases and vapours.

Xgard IR offers the many advantages of infrared sensor technology in a rugged and versatile package. It provides fail-safe sensor technology, is immune to poisoning and damage by over-gasing, and is sensitive and quickly responsive.

Meanwhile, the ethanol is monitored via the XGard Bright with MPS™ sensor which, thanks to the use of MPS™ technology, simultaneously monitors multiple gases with TrueLEL™ accuracy. The XGard Bright with MPS™ requires no calibration for 5 years whilst being coupled with an extended-life battery, greatly reduces associated disruption and downtime, leaving the distillery free to develop new whiskies in peace.

Crowcon Xgard Bright



The flameproof (Exd) detector is housed within the high-grade aluminium alloy or 316 stainless steel enclosure. Certifications include gas and dust approvals for ATEX and IECEX with UL gas certification in progress.

Furthermore, the Xgard Bright is a versatile platform offering flammable and toxic gas detection and oxygen monitoring, while providing ease of operation and reduced installation costs.

However, the Xgard Bright comes with an Alarm and Fault relay as standard as well as optional HART communications.

Lowering the cost of installation, the 4-wire addressable implementation drastically reduces cabling requirements. Likewise the large OLED display allows users to easily work with Xgard Bright whilst installing, calibrating and routine maintenance without the need to open the housing.


  • No Poisoning
  • Less False Alarms
  • Hydrogen Ready
  • Reduction in Masked alarms
  • Multi-gas Protection
  • Eliminating Operational Disruption
  • Hazard Protection