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Open Path Gas Detection is an Enhanced Sensing Element that thrives where Traditional Gas Detection technologies do not survive.

The Open Path (OPX) Head used with Boreal Laser’s line of GasFinder3 Based Instruments is primarily used in leak detection, industrial health & hygiene, leak detection & repair (LDAR), and ambient monitoring applications for its quantitative performance in difficult applications, fail-safe design for safety critical applications, and its maintenance friendly operation.
Boreal Open Path OPX Head


Hazardous Area Certification
(A)Ex ib IIC (T5) Tamb <70°C Gb (Equivalent to Class 1 Zone/Division 1, Groups: A,B,C,D)
Operating Temperature
( -45 to 70°C (-49 to 158°F)
Power & Communication
( 24 VDC, HART 7 (over 4-20mA), Dry-Contact Relays, and MODBUS
Beam Block
(Operates down to 97% Obscuration (40x Turndown) with Status Indication and Time Delay
Eye Safety
( Class 1 Eye Safety under IEC 60825-1
( Ten (10) Years on Laser Light Source and Three (3) Year Standard Warranty


  • Area Coverage: Path Lengths can range from 5 to 500 m (15 to 1,500 ft)
  • Speed of Response: New and independent result every single second
  • Fail-Safe Design: Sophisticated diagnostics with no undisclosed failure modes
  • Robust: Ideal for high temperature, high humidity, and high/continuous gas exposure applications
  • Maintenance Friendly: Due to the Internal Reference Cell, there is no field calibration or intervention required or available


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