Toxic and hazardous gas leaks are a significant problem for many industries. Consequences for such incidents include fatality, plant shut down and high insurance costs. Responsibility is also placed upon directors with litigation, fines and corporate brand damage being likely outcomes.
Photonic Innovations Ltd. (PIL) has designed a patent-protected approach to solving this problem using laser technology. The benefits include: equipment that requires virtually no recalibration, is highly accurate with no false alarms, has a response time vastly superior to traditional chemical sensors and a cost of life profile which is much lower than existing solutions.
In 2016, PIL were recognised as one of the top 3 New Zealand Innovators of the year.