Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) started its free natural gas detectors program in July of last year and has begun installing natural gas detectors to help enhance safety throughout Rockland and Orange counties.
Decades of experience have demonstrated that natural gas transmission and distribution infrastructure is a safe, reliable, resilient, and cost-effective energy delivery system. Over 187 million Americans and 5.8 million businesses rely on natural gas to heat their homes, warm their water, and cook their food. In addition, natural gas is our largest source of energy for electric generation, and it provides a myriad of other uses in manufacturing.
Natural gas utilities continue to invest heavily in upgrading and modernizing their gas systems to minimize leaks through the replacement of leak prone cast iron and bare steel pipe. In addition, utilities expend significant effort to find and repair leaks as part of their responsibility to operate their systems as safely and efficiently as possible on behalf of their customers and the public at large.
Heath is proud to announce our collaboration with Senet and New Cosmos to offer residential and commercial natural gas detection starter kits. This is the perfect package for proof of concept of utility monitored connected devices using LoRaWAN if you do not have an AMI network.
Nearly 100,000 natural gas detectors were installed across New York City and Westchester County…
Natural gas companies across the United States are realizing the importance of using technology for the detection of natural gas leaks in our communities and not relying simply on the human nose. The DeNova Detect® ML-310ES Natural Gas Detector can take the guesswork out of the equation for home or business owners when it comes to a potential natural gas leak. The ML-310ES gas detector uses micro-electromechanical systems or MEMS which allows for a more accurate and quicker response time to a leak at 10% LEL. The result allows emergency personnel to respond quickly for and an increased window of time to safely evacuate the area. The goal remains the same – protecting lives and property.