MIPEX-02 sensors for mining (Group I)

General description


Infrared gas sensor for methane and carbon dioxide detection.MIPEX-02 methane propane carbon dioxide sensors

Temperature range -10 to +40 oC

Sampling method – diffusion.

Communication with instrument electronics - via digital UART interface.



  • Ultralow power consuption - less than 3 mW
  • Measuring range up to 100% vol. methane
  • Minimized cross sensitivity to ethane, matching the requirements of IEC 60079-29-1
  • Microcontroller and temperature sensor inside provide linearized and temperature compensated output readings
  • Calibration constants are saved in nonvolatile memeory
  • Highest level of intrincically safe explosion protection 'ia'
  • Sinters free

Design versions


Multigas portable gas detector with MIPEX methane and CO2 censors

MIPEX-02 infrared gas sensors are available in three housing types:

metallic standard  - loaded conservatively and having enviromental stability;

fast response metallic - with additional side holes, providing improved speed-of-response due to more active diffusion;

plastic standard - having comparable with metallic one parameters and smaller weight.

Sensors in metallic housing are used mainly in portable and compact devices .

Sensors in "fast response" housing provide T90<10 secs. and are ideal for stationary units where improved response time is required.

Plastic sensors are suited for embedded and price sensetive devices. 

MIPEX sensor outline drawing
Technical specifications
MIPEX manual
MIPEX universal notation