SENSIT Technologies News

June 15, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

The impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve. I’m writing to provide an update on the steps taken to insure the health and safety of employees, customers, supply chain partners, and our community.

SENSIT’s internal COVID-19 Task Force meets periodically to review the latest developments, facts, and data. The team recommends courses of action and makes decisions, as necessary. In general, SENSIT follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the State of Indiana, and our parent company’s corporate guidance (Halma PLC).

SENSIT has enacted the following:

  • Employees have been provided with information about the basic steps to reduce spread, including hand washing and social distancing

  • Protocols are in place for any employee (or their household members) who becomes ill. These employees will be asked to stay home. To date, there have been no incidents of illness or spread at SENSIT

  • Employees’ temperatures are checked at the start of each shift, using a contactless stationary IR scanner. Protocols for screening visitors and delivery personnel have also been enacted

  • Physical changes to our work place have been made, including the installation of acrylic barriers, contactless actuation for dispensers and doors, new policies on common areas such as conference rooms, and changes to our air filtration system

  • Business travel continues to be locked down, except in cases of emergency, until further notice. All business travel requires my approval as well as the Halma Managing Director

  • SENSIT Technologies is cognizant of the role our products play in the work of first responders and emergency personnel in various industries. SENSIT’s inventory of products and components has been well-stocked since the beginning of this outbreak, and there has been no disruption in our supply chain throughout. In addition, SENSIT has not closed its operations whatsoever during the various phases of local and state-imposed executive orders. We continue to operate at full staff levels in production, quality, logistics and shipping. Those at risk are encouraged to stay at home. There are also several employees working from home due to the flexibility of the job. There has been no discernible loss of productivity from those select instances.

    These are uncertain and unsettling times. SENSIT continues to focus on providing high quality products and service in a timely and safe manner to our clients. We will contact you with any notable updates.

    From all of us at SENSIT Technologies, we wish you good health.

    Thank you,

    J. Scott Kleppe, President

    A Message from SENSIT Technologies on COVID-19


    March 26, 2020

    Technical Service Bulletin:

    Regarding COVID-19 and its potential interaction with SENSIT Technologies’ products:

    There are three protective filters (referred to as “vents” by their manufacturer) on the SENSIT GOLD G2 instrument.  One is in the sensor cap that filters the inlet flow of gas into the instrument. The other two are internal (not replaceable) and positioned on the instrument’s exhaust and speaker cover. 

    These protective filters are constructed from VE8 material produced by W.L. Gore (spec sheet attached).  In order for the G2 to work properly, all filters allow considerable flow-through.  The pore size on the filters are relatively large; many orders of magnitude larger than that of a typical virus (20-400 nm).  Additionally, the filters are made of ePTFE, a form of Teflon that is designed to be non-stick.  The filter membranes are designed to minimize the amount of dust, water, and debris that can be trapped within the filter.  The filter membranes prevent condensed water droplets, not water vapor, and large debris from penetrating the filter.

      In summary, it is extremely unlikely that any viral agent could be trapped inside the filter membranes because, first, the material itself is resistant to trapping water, dust, and other material, and second, the pore size is significantly larger than that of the viral agent. 

    If viral exposure is suspected, SENSIT products can be cleaned using mild soap and a damp cloth. SENSIT does not recommend the use of alcohol or bleach-based cleaners because they can affect sensor performance and/or the time it takes to zero the instrument.  Do not spray liquid cleaners into the intake port of any SENSIT product as it may affect product performance and cause serious damage.

      Lastly, for your own safety follow CDC guidance and your company policies.

    Thank you for your interest in SENSIT Technologies. Please contact us if you have additional questions.

    Technical Service Bulletin (PDF) | W.L. Gore Spec Sheet (PDF)

    SENSIT Technologies announces acquisition by Halma


    Valparaiso, Indiana, February 3, 2020 – SENSIT Technologies, with headquarters in Valparaiso, Indiana, announced today that the company has been acquired by Halma, a UK based company.

    SENSIT Technologies designs, manufactures and services a complete line of gas leak detection instruments serving Natural Gas, Fire Service and Industrial markets. Halma (LON:HLMA) was named one of Britain’s most admired companies in 2019 and is the market leader in the safety, health and environmental technology sector.

    “We are very happy to join Halma. This positions SENSIT for long-term growth and allows us to continue to invest in our people and technology to serve our customers,” said Scott Kleppe, SENSIT’s CEO. “Halma’s core values match SENSIT very well. We are passionate about making the world safer and the environment cleaner while keeping our family atmosphere and values.”

    The acquisition will not interfere with day-to-day operations. “Customers will continue to conduct business with SENSIT as they have in the past,” said Scott Kranstuber, SENSIT’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our industry leading portfolio of products will continue to be marketed through our existing sales channels at the same high quality and service level.”

    SENSIT Technologies will be positioned within Halma’s Process Safety group of companies. Process Safety’s technologies protect people and assets at work across a range of critical industrial and logistics operations.

    Andrew Williams, Group Chief Executive at Halma commented, "SENSIT enhances Halma’s gas detection capabilities, with its strong market position and technological capabilities in the natural gas leak detection market. Its growth is supported by tightening safety and environmental standards, which protect communities and workers from hazards, and minimize climate change impacts. We look forward to working with its management team and continuing its strong track record of growth supported by Halma’s strategic Growth Enablers.”

    About Halma
    Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies, focused on creating a safer, cleaner and healthier future for people worldwide. Our innovative products and solutions address many of the key issues facing the world today. We operate in four sectors: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Environmental & Analysis and Medical. We employ over 6,000 people in 20 countries, with major operations in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific. We target global niche markets where sustainable growth and high returns are supported by long-term drivers. Halma is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100 index.


    New Regional Sales Manager for Northeast US


    SENSIT Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Rosinski to the North American Sales Team. Dan’s primary responsibility will be sales to the Gas Utility market in the Northeast US.

    Dan brings to SENSIT a wealth of sales experience in the Energy sector. Prior to joining SENSIT, Dan was the National Sales Manager with Georg Fischer Central Plastics. He has also worked as a Regional Sales Manager at both Elster Gas North America and Ray Murray Inc.

    John Sullivan, SENSIT’s longtime Regional Sales Manager in the Northeast US, retired as of the end of 2019. John has been a tremendous asset to SENSIT over the years. Please join us in congratulating John and wishing him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

    Please note Dan’s contact information:

    Dan can be reached at 219-465-2700 ext. 285 (office), 440-279-8448 (cell) or at drosinski@gasleaksensors.com


    Product Launch: Air Quality Monitoring Stations


    Today we celebrate the availability of two new products!

    SENSIT® RAMP is a real-time air monitoring and pollution data management platform. Designed for the research community, regulatory agencies, environmental compliance and industrial applications, SENSIT® RAMP is capable of monitoring up to five gaseous chemical pollutants, temperature, humidity, particulate matter, and meteorological conditions.

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    Dr. Jacob Melby (left) and Dr. Jason Gu (right) join SENSIT CEO Scott Kleppe to bring air quality monitoring technologies to our portfolio. RAMP & SPOD sensors remotely detect pollution and other environmental hazards.


    Electrochemical sensors offer parts per billion resolution for CO, NO, NO2, O3, and SO2 gases. An integrated PM2.5 particulate matter sensor measures pollutants in the atmosphere. Other features include internal SD storage, optional solar charging and global cellular integration for remote operation. Additional instrumentation may be integrated via four I/O ports on the side of the unit.

    Also available is the SENSIT® SPOD:

    SENSIT® SPOD is a solar-powered sensor system that combines wind and air pollutant concentration measurements to detect and help locate the source of emissions VOC emission. SENSIT® SPOD is designed for near-fence line applications where localized emissions may be present. This Next Generation Air Measurement (NGAM) sensor offers real-time continuous monitoring and direct-reading, without laboratory analysis at a lower cost than traditional methods.

    To learn more about our Air Quality Monitoring Stations, visit: Air Quality Monitors


    SENSIT Technologies developers win EPA Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge


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    Sensor developers Jason Gu and Bryan Tomko of SenSevere and SENSIT Technologies along with R. Subramanian of Carnegie Mellon University, received the first place award for the EPA Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge. EPA and partners presented awards to the winners at the Air Sensors International Conference on Sept. 12, 2018, in Oakland, California.

    About the Challenge:

    In 2017, EPA and five other federal agencies issued a Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge to improve smoke monitoring and provide data to protect public health. EPA’s federal partners are the U.S. Forest Service, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Park Service (NPS).

    The winners of the Challenge used emerging technologies including miniaturized direct-reading sensors, compact microprocessors, and wireless data communications to develop prototypes for measuring smoke from wildland fires.

    The air sensor prototypes submitted underwent rigorous two-phase laboratory testing by EPA and the US Forest Service (USFS), a federal partner, for accuracy over a wide range of operation requirements relevant for wildland fire deployment.

    More information on the Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge is available at:

    https://www.epa.gov/air-research/winners-wildland-fire-sensors-challenge-develop-air-monitoring-system-prototypes



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