Smart Buildings Boost the Need for Intelligent Gas Sensors



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The global smart building market is expected to reach approximately $33.5M by 2022, indicating a vastly growing need for  safe and secure building environments . These sensors continuously monitor environments to ensure that the air quality, temperature, and ventilation in a building are accurate. They can identify scores of potential threats – including harmful gases and gas leaks. According to one recently published report, the need for more sophisticated and intelligent gas sensors in the smart building of the automation industry is critical – this is because consumer demand security where tighter governmental regulations are calling for better and safer indoor air quality.
How Gas Sensors Improve Building Safety?
Gas sensors play a vital role in building safety. They are designed to detect and monitor gas leakage and toxic gases. This is achieved through  safety inspections  that focus on testing air quality in different parts of the building. New health and safety regulations passed by governments across the globe mean that gas sensors boasting high sensitivity to the gases are becoming an important part of safety systems.

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These sensors are electronic devices with an ability to detect the existence of (and particular concentrations of)  different gases in the environment . Based on the concentration of gases in the atmosphere, the sensors show the different resistance levels of various substances used in the device to check for fluctuations in output voltages. Depending on the readings obtained, we can identify the type and concentration of different gases.
What Type of Gas Sensors are Used in Engineering?
Gas sensor technologies are used to boost engineering safety – including non-dispersed infrared sensors for carbon dioxide detection and miniaturized photo ionized detectors for measurement.

In the past, buildings used to contain different sensors, occupying significant space. A need has therefore arisen for more compact, robust, powerful, and reasonably priced sensors that can ensure safety in different sectors – including the health, oil, and gas, and automation industries.
Detecting Combustible Gases
Modern-day gas sensors are capable of detecting a wide array of gases – including combustible gases such as methane, butane, propane, hydrogen, and more. These sensors can detect the presence of toluene, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and other gases, offering a reading in the range of 0 to 5 parts per million.

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The components used in the sensors can respond to changes in physical or chemical properties. The latter is converted to electric signals by transducers; the sensors measure the concentration...

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