Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection brings together industry leading products from brands such as Gas Measurement Instruments (GMI), Detcon, Simtronics and Oldham to provide our customers with portable, fixed and wireless gas detectors with a proven reputation for quality and reliability. Our dedication to safety, backed by more than 100 years of gas detection experience, has made us a global leader in gas and flame detection systems.
Teledyne GMI is a world leader in innovative high-quality portable products serving the natural gas industry globally. Every second of every day, our detectors are making workplaces safer around the world.
Where is your company located?
Teledyne Gas Measurement Instruments Ltd
Inchinnan Business Park
Renfrew, Scotland PA4 9RG
How many employees do you have?
Teledyne GMI has 90 employees with the majority at our manufacturing facility in Renfrew, Scotland.
What is the company’s priority over the next five years?
We are committed to continuing our investment into R&D to ensure we are optimizing and utilizing the most up-to-date technology for the most accurate and reliable detection of natural gas. Key areas of focus include instrumentation suitable for the emerging hydrogen economy. We are also developing products with enhanced connectivity allowing bump1, calibration and field data to be fully visualized on the cloud. With our knowledge of the gas distribution market, we are also developing solutions for identified challenges to deliver efficiency savings for utilities globally.
“Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and economic growth”.
What opportunities and challenges does your company face?
The emerging hydrogen economy will be a significant opportunity for Teledyne GMI. With many countries developing a road-map approach, hydrogen will initially be blended with natural gas and then potentially used entirely. This will present challenges to the industry which Teledyne GMI is already consulting on and assisting with.
IT security will continue to be a challenge and may drive clients to seek safer and more robust solutions. This could mean “third parties” having less access to utilities’ IT infrastructure requiring other solutions including approved direct to cloud offerings.
In your opinion, what will be the role of natural gas in the next 50 years?
Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and economic growth. The natural gas industry will however have to embrace and indeed pioneer the global decarbonization journey which will probably initially involve blending hydrogen, perhaps up to 20 per cent, with natural gas. Consequently, in the mid-21st century, natural gas usage in its current format may be restricted to more remote locations where hydrogen generation and storage could be problematic.
1 The purpose of the bump test is to check for sensor and alarm functionality. Sensors are exposed to a set concentration of gas to ensure alarms are running properly.