JJ O’Brien, Managing Director
Every year, an average of 17 people die owing to gas leaks, causing hefty property damages and other casualties. Especially in largescale industries, the risk of exposure to noxious gases is a persistent problem, whether it is due to loose or aged seals/connections, poor welding techniques, pinhole defects, rusting, incorrect equipment operation, or improper filtration systems. Hence, the need for early detection of gas leakages is becoming all the more imperative. While it is extremely difficult to trace down leaks, OBW Technologies has come up with robust solutions that make it possible.
As a go to company for portable and fixed gas detection systems and solutions, OBW Technologies strives hard in enabling clients choose the best gas detection instrumentation for personal protection in the workplace. The company aims to source latest technologies in gas detection to bring in unprecedented results for its clients. To that end, it has partnered with one of the world’s leading corporation in gas detection and sensor technology–Honeywell Analytics—to optimise flexibility, accuracy, and bring attention to detail to its calibration and servicing capabilities.
Together with Honeywell, OBW Technologies has devised a gas detection visualisation system to detect every point of gas flow located within the plant’smap. Depending on the clarity of customers’ map, the system automatically detects areas of leakages and notifies the concerned personnel of any inconsistency or impending danger through alarms. Thisallows users to safely shut down malfunctioning systems and informs them in advance of sensor failure.
“Our ability to provide bespoke services to clients makes us unique from our competitors,” remarks JJ O’Brien, Managing Director at OBW Technologies. “We understand that every solution is different and no two systems can have the same cause and effect matrix.” He explains that these distinguished quantities of monitoring points required by each functionality calls for system-specific solutions. OBW Technologies with its wide-spectrum solutions easily caters to such demands. The company understands the clients’ requirements, analyses their technical needs, and suggests solutionsaccordingly.
Our ability to provide bespoke services to clients makes us unique from our competitors
Be it the necessity for personal protection equipment like oxygen monitors, refrigerator contractors looking for portable units to check leaks, or pharmaceutical companies seeking for SIL rating-based systems that can detect liquid nitrogen levels, OBW Technologies can address a plethora of challenges faced by its clients. Recognised as a main supplier of flow metering solutions, tank level gauging products, control systems, data acquisition, safety and security product including onsite and offsite calibration and repair services, the Irish firm thereby caters to a diverse range of industries. The company’s strongly positioned engineering team ensures that the customers’ needs are answered round-the-clock. Apart from leveraging systems of highest standards, the proficient workforce assists clients in the later phase of regulatory and paperwork processes.
A case in point is when OBW Technologies helped a pharma company in reinventing the gas monitoring system in their cleanroom environment. Although the client had gas detectors, they were linked to an older system within the room. Hence, they had to enter the cleanroom every time they had to adjust or service the system, thus compromising the environment in the chamber. OBW Technologies lifted the client out of the doldrums by installing a robust gas monitoring system that could be operated from outside the cleanroom space, thus eliminating any potential risk of contamination.
Since its establishment, OBW Technologies has scripted numeroussuccess stories and firmly gained customers’ trust to become the supplier of choice for many of the largest life sciences, high tech organizations, and utility providers in Ireland.The company, within the last two years, has designed training and demo rooms in addition to the existing workshops to upskill its engineers. In addition, it has even stepped foot into the online training paradigm in the wake of Covid19 along with partner Honeywell. OBW Technologies banks on its strong technical team to further improve its solutions and mitigate roadblocks in gas detection quickly. Moving ahead, the company is keen on expanding its geographical footprint across Europe, the UK, and the US.