Australian National University

The Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) represents Australia’s largest university-based research and teaching activity in the field of physics. The School is home to a number of major national facilities, including Australia’s largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of academics, technical staff, and students constitute the School’s greatest asset: its people.

To enhance the safety of our staff, we have implemented a fixed gas detection system within both the laser test room and the Helium laboratory. This system effectively mitigates the risks associated with oxygen depletion and asphyxiation. By continuously monitoring gas levels, it provides early warnings and allows for prompt action.

The gas detection system offers several key features such as isolation of Gas Supplies in the event of a gas leak or abnormal oxygen levels; this prevents further release and minimises the danger to personnel. The detection system is seamlessly integrated into the university’s security infrastructure. Real-time alerts are sent to security personnel, enabling swift response and coordination during emergencies.

Our team conducts routine maintenance and calibration to ensure the system’s accuracy and reliability. This includes checking sensors, calibrating alarm thresholds, and verifying communication links. By prioritising safety through these measures, we create a secure environment for our staff, researchers, and students.


  • Customer: Australian National University
  • Turn-Key Projects
  • Multiple Projects Completed
  • Special Conditions: PC2 Laboratories
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