Emerson in Gas Detector Maker Deal

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ 02:09 PM gHale

Emerson acquired flame and open path gas detector maker Spectrex, Inc.

Spectrex will join the Rosemount portfolio of measurement and analytical technologies.

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Spectrex developed one of the first ultraviolet-infrared (UV/IR) and triple infrared (IR3) flame detectors and also introduced xenon flash lamps in open path detector design, increasing detectors’ resilience to atmospheric conditions while reducing power consumption.

The 34-year-old Spectrex focuses on the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical and power industries.

“We are very excited about adding the Spectrex product line to our flame and gas detection portfolio,” said Tom Moser, group vice president of Emerson Process Management’s measurement and analytical technologies.

Spectrex headquarters is in Cedar Grove, NJ, with sales and technical support offices in Houston, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.