Gas Leak Detection

What is MEMs Sensor Technology?

mems sensor technology inside a natural gas detector

MEMs (microelectromechanical) sensors are at the forefront of modern technological advancements. These sensors have emerged as pivotal components, revolutionizing numerous industries and profoundly impacting our daily lives. These tiny yet powerful devices enable us to capture, measure, and understand the physical world in ways that were once unimaginable.

At its core, MEMS technology merges microelectronics with mechanical systems, resulting in compact yet highly efficient sensors. These sensors can detect and measure various physical parameters, such as motion, pressure, temperature, humidity, gas, and much more. By harnessing the power of microfabrication techniques, MEMS sensors offer exceptional accuracy, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, making them indispensable in numerous industries.

Uses for MEMs technology

Using MEMs in natural gas detection equipment has revolutionized the industry, making these alarms significantly more effective. MEMs sensor technology is 600 times more powerful and battery draining than their counterparts, allowing these natural gas alarms to operate without needing an electrical outlet connection. This heightens natural gas safety in your home, especially in the event of a power outage or electrical malfunction, by still providing your home with the protection it deserves.

Advantages of MEMs sensor technology


Natural gas detectors based on MEMS sensors are significantly smaller and lighter than their traditional counterparts. This compactness allows for greater portability, enabling easy deployment in a wide range of environments. Whether it's a residential home, hotel room, or rental property, MEMS-based gas detectors can be strategically placed to ensure comprehensive natural gas leak monitoring.

Improved performance

MEMS gas sensors exhibit exceptional sensitivity and selectivity, making them highly reliable in detecting even minute traces of natural gas. These sensors are designed to respond quickly and accurately to changes in gas concentration, providing real-time data for prompt action. MEMS technology allows for the integration of multiple sensing elements on a single chip, enabling simultaneous detection of multiple gases.

Energy efficient

MEMS-based smart natural gas detectors consume minimal power, making them energy-efficient solutions. Their low power consumption enables extended battery life, ensuring continuous operation for extended periods without the need for frequent replacements. This advantage is particularly valuable in remote locations or applications where access to power sources is limited. Moreover, the energy efficiency of MEMS gas detectors contributes to their cost-effectiveness, as they require fewer resources to operate and maintain.

How MEMs assist natural gas detectors

Gas leaks can pose significant risks, and timely natural gas leak detection is crucial for mitigating potential hazards. MEMs gas detectors boast rapid response times, providing almost instant alerts in the event of a gas leak. This swift response allows for immediate action, such as evacuation or shutting off gas supply lines, reducing the risk of fire or explosion. Furthermore, MEMs sensors can seamlessly integrate with alarm systems, sending notifications to relevant personnel or triggering automatic shut-off mechanisms, enhancing overall safety protocols.

Denova Detect

Providing your home with top-of-the-line natural gas protection has never been easier. Our cutting-edge DeNova Detect natural gas alarm is a state-of-the-art detector that utilizes advanced patented sensor technology to identify gas leaks a remarkable 11 minutes earlier than competing models. These detectors not only have MEMs technology, but are the sole residential natural gas alarm in the United States that operate on a long-lasting battery, offering an impressive six-to-10-year lifespan. With a rich history spanning over six decades, our unwavering mission remains to safeguard individuals, their homes, and their loved ones.

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