About Us

Industrial Scientific designs and manufactures gas detection products that protect workers from hazardous conditions around the world. Since our beginnings in 1985, we have pioneered numerous technologies including the first 3-gas detector, 6-gas detector, wireless gas detector, and even the first gas detector to be included on a NASA space shuttle. Today, we continue to innovate and expand our hardware offerings to equip the connected workers of the future. Our latest gas detectors and accessories make it possible to see and respond to hazards as they unfold, bringing us one step closer to our vision of ending death on the job.

Whether you need gas monitors for remote sampling, confined spaces, area monitoring, or personal protection, we have a range of durable equipment backed by our Guaranteed for Life™ warranty to meet your detection needs.

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Industrial Scientific began in 1976 as the Research Division of National Mine Service Company (NMS) with a focus on developing instrumentation to detect methane gas. In 1985, NMS sold the division, and Industrial Scientific Corporation started its operations as a private company. With ongoing investments in research and engineering, the gas detector family grew to include patented technologies and state-of-the-art designs. Industrial Scientific became the premier supplier of the most rugged and dependable gas monitoring equipment in the world.

In 2017, Industrial Scientific was acquired by Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500 company that drives innovation and continuous improvement to help accelerate progress. Under this new ownership, Industrial Scientific is equipped with the tools and resources to achieve its vision.

Today Industrial Scientific is a leader in providing gas detection products, services, and solutions for worksites around the world. The company has over 800 employees across the globe committed to preserving human life and property.


Industrial Scientific is investing in companies that expand the future of workplace safety beyond gas detection. In 2008, Industrial Scientific purchased Predictive Solutions Corporation, a company that focuses on predicting the likelihood, frequency, and location of workplace injuries using its customers’ safety observation data. Its software solution, SafetyNet, helps track, trend, and analyze safety-related data. The company drives culture and process changes within organizations that lead to sustainable injury prevention programs.

ActiveBlu, the maker of the world’s first intrinsically safe beacon certified for use in North America, was founded in 2015 to develop wearable, connected worker technology to enhance worker productivity, safety, and well-being.  Industrial Scientific acquired ActiveBlu in 2017 in an effort to expand the iNet® platform and to develop connected worker solutions.

These investments and the ongoing innovations of Industrial Scientific are all in an effort to end work-related deaths by the year 2050.


Our Foundations

Since being founded in 1985, Industrial Scientific has sought to make a contribution to this world by helping people return home from work at the end of the day . . . alive. We recognize that, at any given time, hundreds of thousands of people are betting their lives on the collective work we do as a company.

That being said, it is important to know what drives your supplier of gas detection equipment and solutions. Here at Industrial Scientific, we are driven by three things.

The first is Our Mission Preserving human life on, above, and below the Earth. Delivering highest quality, best customer service — every transaction, every time. What we do, preserving human life, shapes our expectations toward the output. It must be of the highest quality and exceed the expectations of our customers. We invest aggressively in capital equipment and business systems to ensure this. We partner with the best suppliers we can find. We don’t let anything out of our factories that we wouldn’t bet our own lives on.

The second is Our VisionIndustrial Scientific people are dedicating their careers to eliminating death on the job by the year 2050. We know that gas detection alone will not prevent all workplace injuries or deaths. We are working toward the next generation of connected safety solutions to see an end to workplace fatalities in our lifetimes.

Lastly, we are guided by Our WayHumble, hungry, and smart. Seek truth; speak truth. Serving others is our greatest joy. We expect our employees to be the most highly qualified for their positions in order to better serve our customers. We will not compromise by serving you with anything but the best people.