Manufacturing Technology

MSA Safety and MSA Bacharach Strengthen HVAC-R Technology Connectivity

When the world's leading safety and gas detection technology provider teams up with a pioneer in refrigerant leak detection systems, an opportunity to transform an industry arises. MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the research, production, and delivery of complex safety solutions that help safeguard people and facility infrastructures, and MSA Bacharach will exhibit jointly at this year's AHR Expo in Las Vegas from January 31 to February 2.

With this year's exhibition concentrating on the future of the HVAC-R sector, it's an ideal opportunity to showcase the MSA and Bacharach portfolios together. MSA's market-leading gas detection technologies, combined with Bacharach's HVAC-R expertise, enable the development of an entirely new portfolio of connected refrigerant detection technologies.

"As we look broadly at the HVAC-R industry, we see a market that is fully on board and ready to adopt IoT technologies that create new standards for remote connectivity,With Bacharach's integration into MSA, we are able to provide industry-leading solutions for refrigerant monitoring and management. Providing remote access to these monitoring solutions enhances safety and efficiency, and we're excited to be able to show these solutions together for the first time at this year's expo. Together, the organizations are in a united pursuit to help keep people, places and our planet more safe."

-Aaron Tufts, Chief Operating Officer of MSA Bacharach

MSA Safety obtained Bacharach in July 2021, combining the gas and refrigerant detection portfolio with MSA's product and production experience.

"Having our two newly integrated organizations together at one of the largest HVAC-R events aligns exceptionally well with our strategy to expand MSA's addressable market and expand our gas detection portfolio,This showcases the strength of the integration and gives those in the HVAC-R industry a new way of looking at how our complementary technologies and manufacturing processes are helping to keep people safe."

-Ken Krause, MSA Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer and executive sponsor of the Bacharach acquisition.

Along with showcasing various connected safety solutions, registered AHR Expo participants are invited to hear an expert session on Cloud Data for Remote Connectivity, Notification, and Visualization by Richard Theron, MSA Safety Product Manager. Mr. Theron will speak Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 1:15 p.m. about meeting customer demands through real-time access to simple-to-understand data. Securely connecting to this data can guarantee that swiftly handling time-sensitive issues and operations run more efficiently.

Additionally, for the first time, MSA, Bacharach, and FieldServer products will be displayed in one location. The following innovative technologies will be shown during the show:

  •  The MSA Chillgard® 5000 Monitor identifies and monitors refrigerant leaks in real-time.
  •  Bacharach Gas Detection offers comprehensive leak management and monitoring systems for refrigerants.
  •  Parasense Connected Solutions enables easy refrigerant tracking, real-time remote monitoring, and leak detection notifications.
  • The Legend SeriesTM HFC Portable Refrigerant Analyzer recognizes and analyzes vapor or liquid refrigerants in less than two minutes.
  •  FieldServer Gateways, which enable automated, on-premises, or cloud-based monitoring across a variety of businesses.

These highlighted products and expert personnel will be on display at MSA Safety's Booth C4128. Maintain up-to-date information about the AHR Expo by visiting or following MSA on social media.

We are excited to be showcasing MSA and Bacharach together at the AHR Expo and are doing so for the first time," Tufts said. "We look forward to highlighting and showing how this integration enhances remote connectivity in the HVAC-R industry and how it can help prepare organizations for a connected future.