The Tetra gas monitor, designed by H2 Product Development for detection systems manufacturer Crowcon, launched last week in the US and Singapore and is scheduled to put in its first UK appearance this month. A safety device designed to detect dangerous gas leaks in industrial environments, the group’s challenge was to ‘provide advanced and robust gas sensing technology within a very small volume’, says Jan Holland, design director of H2 Product Development. ‘This is an industrial piece of kit and needed to be chunky and explosive-proof,’ he adds. The group was awarded the project last August, on the basis of previous work for the company.
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