Acquisition expands Emerson’s flame and open path gas detection portfolio

The acquisition

Emerson Process Management announced it has acquired Spectrex Inc., a leading manufacturer of flame and open path gas detectors. With this addition, Emerson will have the most comprehensive line of flame, gas and ultrasonic leak detector solutions used for safety monitoring in the industry.

Spectrex will join the Rosemount(R) portfolio of measurement and analytical technologies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


For nearly 34 years, Spectrex has been the leader in flame and open path gas detection. It developed the world’s first ultraviolet-infrared (UV/IR) and triple infrared (IR3) flame detectors and was first to introduce xenon flash lamps in open path detector design, increasing detectors’ resilience to atmospheric conditions while reducing power consumption. These innovative advancements in safety monitoring provide a powerful solution for customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical and power industries.

Comments from Emerson

“We are very excited about adding the Spectrex product line to our flame and gas detection portfolio,” said Tom Moser, Group Vice President of Emerson Process Management’s measurement and analytical technologies. “Emerson is committed to helping our customers protect their employees, facilities, and the environment, and we are now better positioned to serve that need.”

Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker

Published on 09/09/2015

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