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Mississauga, Canada, 5 January 2012 – Linde Canada has introduced the
G-TECTA™ line of portable gas detection instruments. Designed for easy use and maximum protection against hazardous working conditions, the new line is perfectly suited for people working in confined spaces in industries such as construction, welding, manufacturing, petrochemicals and oil refining.
Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America, which is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company.
The G-TECTA gas detectors from Linde are light enough and small enough to be affixed to a shirt or collar via an alligator clip. The multi-gas instruments have upward facing displays to maximize visual awareness of unsafe gas levels in confined spaces. They are also equipped with alarm systems for audible and visual detection of hazardous conditions. The instruments are certified to meet all Canadian Safety Associations standards and all global safety standards; they are suitable for use in potentially noxious or explosive areas, as well as areas where oxygen displacement could be a potential problem.
In operation, the worker simply turns the detector on during the time he or she is working. If the G-TECTA unit detects a hazardous environment, it alerts the employee via three of the major senses – touch, sound and sight – by vibrating, sounding an alarm and displaying a visual alarm. "This alarm repetition maximizes the effectiveness of the instrument and the safety of the worker," said Christian Lafleur, area general manager- eastern region for Linde Canada.
The G-TECTA gas detectors, which are now available in all 70 Linde branches across Canada, are offered in single-gas or multi-gas options that can be calibrated to detect up to as many as 28 different gases. "We believe, initially, the most popular instruments will be those that detect carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide and combustible gases," said Lafleur.
"As a global supplier of gases, Linde also provides the calibration gases required to ensure that all G-TECTA gas detector instruments are correctly calibrated. Instruments should also be function tested to verify sensor response before each day of use," said Lafleur. "This enables workers to carry out their responsibilities secure in the knowledge that their safety is taken care of."
About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 12.9 billion (USD 17.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, visit Linde Canada online at http://www.lindecanada.com