Explosive gas detection system
Detailed illustration of the  explosive gas detection system
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Sensors of explosive gases are in high demand and are used in the coal mining, oil and gas, electricity, telecommunications and housing sectors. The key component of a gas sensor is a photovoltaic cell that reacts to changes in infrared irradiation that occur when propane, methane or ethylene enter the measuring cell.

  • Infrared gas sensor structure

    Infrared sensor

OptoSense developed a transducer that uses a nanosized layer of a dielectric material — polycrystalline lead, cadmium and selenium — in which the light-induced electric current (the photovoltaic effect) occurs. The project makes unique use of nanosized layers of a polycrystalline semiconductor for the mass production of radiation sources and photovoltaic receivers. The reduced thickness of the dielectric layer makes the sensor remarkably energy-efficient, fast and reliable under extreme conditions. OptoSense sensors continue to operate effectively when humidity is high and oxygen is absent. The sensors have been certified to meet the international standards of ATEX and IECEx for operation in explosive gas environments. OptoSense exports its products to the United States and countries in Europe.

Cooperation with RUSNANO

The Visual Science Company has cooperated with the RUSNANO Group since 2008, creating a wide range of high quality graphic information materials. Various infographics have been designed to demonstrate the technologies developed and implemented by RUSNANO project companies. The aim of each project is to demonstrate the principle of technology, nanotechnological components of the project and the advantages of the chosen solution compared with analogues.

The work of Visual Science is carried out in a single sheet or slide format. The modular structure of the infographics makes it possible to use it both as a whole piece or as separate components, which is convenient for preparing website illustrations or project reports or publications. Thus one material helps to solve almost all the issues with illustrating the information about the project.

The target audience for these graphics includes professionals in relevant areas, and a wide range of specialists in different fields without a technical background. Scientific accuracy, combined with the optimum degree of generalization allow for communicating equally effectively with target audiences with different background.

All the graphics have been used by the RUSNANO Group for 5 years or more. As usual, the feature of the Visual Science workflow includes the entire spectrum of tasks ranging from analyzing the scientific literature of the project to the preparation of the final graphics on the company’s side that allows saving valuable time of our customers.

Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.
Lewis Sadler MA, Msc.
Chief Science Officer at Visible Productions Inc., Research Assistant Prof. University of Illinois at Chicago, (US)