Firefighters in position wearing the M1-SCBA

MSA Safety, a global leader in sophisticated safety solutions, will be showcasing a broad range of products and services, from portable gas detection and fixed gas and flame detection to head protection, fall protection and its safety io grid services, at this year’s Adipec in Abu Dhabi.

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Adipec is an influential meeting place where oil, gas, and energy companies and professionals convene to engage and identify opportunities that will unlock new value in an evolving energy landscape. At the event, MSA will be sharing a broad range of safety solutions.

The highlights at MSA’s Adipec stand include:

• Altair io4: This is a brand new wearable device designed from the ground-up as a fully connected and intuitive safety solution. It represents MSA’s first direct-to-cloud gas detector.

The features of the Altair io4 include out-of-the box global cellular connectivity and GPS location to transmit real-time data, like critical gas detection readings and location information, directly to the MSA Grid software platform.

It also offers access to MSA’s Grid software services that enable fleet management, as well as realtime remote monitoring and incident reporting. A new, electronic MSA id device tag replaces paper-based sign-out processes.

The Altair io4’s has MSA’s industry-leading XCell Sensors, and is compatible with a new Altair io Dock calibration test stand, enabling automatic bump testing, calibration and data logging.

• Lunar: Part of the MSA Connected Firefighter Platform, Lunar is a wireless all-in-one device creating an independent search and rescue network. It provides edge detection enhanced personal thermal imaging while simplifying post-scene reporting and data retention, a unique solution offering first-to-market safety advancements for firefighters.

• General Monitors S5000 Gas Monitor: This gas detector is suitable for extreme environments, where there is a need to detect oxygen, toxic and combustible gases. It operates over a wide temperature range using a variety of gas sensitive technologies. Its breakthrough XCell H°S/CO gas sensors with TruCal technology extends calibration cycles by up to 24 months and actively monitors the sensor inlet for blockages.

• V-Gard range of safety helmets: This innovative line of safety helmets has multiple applications across electrical, industrial, oil and gas, and utilities. It includes the V-Gard H1 which, from its user-focused design to first-in-class customisation capabilities, provides the quality and style users have come to expect and trust from the revered and world-renowned V-Gard brand.

• Safety io’s Grid services: Using world-class MSA Safety equipment, these services break down the obstacles standing between businesses and their broader safety goals.

The system includes Grid Live Monitor, which shares hazard and compliance concerns with safety managers and their team in real time so that action can be taken when seconds count.

The Grid Fleet Manager, a web-based service that streamlines gas detection fleet management, allows fleet managers to effectively act on safety and maintenance concerns.

And FireGrid, an easily accessible cloud-based software platform, improves firefighter safety by increasing a department’s capability for managing products, people and processes.

Personnel wearing V-Gard safety helmets and an Altair 4XR multigas detector

• V-Series fall protection harnesses: MSA believes that the safest fall protection harness is the one you’ll actually want to wear. This is why each V-Series harness includes unique features designed to deliver exceptional comfort so users can focus on work and not on their harnesses.

The features of the V-Series include an exclusive racing-style buckle for a close, comfortable-fitting harness and an athletic cut that contours the harness to the body for improved upper torso movement.

Established in 1914, MSA Safety is a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Its products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.

The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.

MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices.

With 2020 revenues of $1.35 billion, MSA employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, the US, and has manufacturing operations in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

With more than 40 international locations, MSA realises approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.

MSA Safety will be exhibiting at Stand 7421, Hall 7, at Adipec, and can be reached at for appointments.