The GDA 3160 is a low profile wall mounted refrigerant detector for use in offices and laboratories where a gas sensor needs to appear non obtrusive. The sensor uses the lastest in NDIR techniques for detecting a wide range of refrigerant gases and is therefore immune from cross sensitivity to other gases.

Designed, manufactured and supported locally in Australia.

It has 4-20 mA o/p and interfaces to the full range of GDA control units and will interface to BMS and SCADA.  It is designed to fit into a Clipsal double gang GPO wall mount with a total protrusion from the wall of 13 mm.

  • Standalone system or 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-5 V ; 0-10 V + volt free relay
  • Highly selective, Infra red sensor. Not affected by other gases found in offices or laboratories
  • No false alarms due to other gases
  • 1 alarm relay (volt free)
  • 1 x 4-20 mA or 0-20 mA or 0-10 V or 0-5 V o/p
  • 24 VDC operation
  • Flush wall mounted housing. To fit in with office environment
  • Easy to install
  • Calibration Requirement Annually with 6 monthly functional tests.
  • Australian Factory Certificate of Calibration

Made in Australia and Supported in Australia

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Air Conditioning Monitoring

Air conditioning gas detection systems are used in a number of ways. In air conditioning plant rooms  Gas Detection Australia  has  gas sensors and gas detectors  for Ammonia , Propane, CO2 and  R134a, R123, R125, R404, R407c  R410a etc. In enclosed laboratories classrooms and workspaces. The Gas Detection Australia  range of flush mounted Air Conditioning gas sensors for Carbon Dioxide GDA 4360 are used by the HVAC industry  to control fresh air input into rooms and modulate supply. In the case of VRF systems needing room air conditioning gas detection  HVAC industry uses the flush mounted GDA 3160 which are unobtrusive and used to detect low  levels of R134a, R123, R404, R407c, R410 etc.

Meets the requirements of AS/NZS 5149.3:2016 and ISO 5149-3:2014

Designed, Manufactured and Supported in Australia.

Refrigerant Plant Room Monitoring

Refrigerant gases are used to provide a means of cooling the evaporators in freezers and air conditioning for plant rooms and chiller plants. Historically CFC refrigerant gases such as R11, R12 and R22 have been used. CFC’s are ozone depleting gases and are now being phased out and replaced by ozone friendly gases such as R134a, R407 and R410a.

Why is there a need to detect them?

  • All these gases are toxic at relatively low levels. Prolonged exposure to these gases is hazardous and results in serious health risks. GDA sensors can detect these gases at very low levels, in order to prevent this hazard becoming a danger to life.
  • Air conditioning systems and chillers that are leaking their refrigerant gases are not performing to maximum efficiency. The major use of refrigerant gases is in the re charging of these systems. If leaks are detected early the problem can be alleviated much quicker, saving costs on replacement gas, co maintenance and protecting the environment.
  • Gas detection at low levels (part per million) will give an early warning of leakage, therefore safeguarding life and maintaining the efficiency of the plant.

Gas Detection Australia has a range of ultra-low level refrigerant gas leak detection systems specifically developed to prevent the expensive results of refrigerant gas leaks for R22, R123, R134a, R404, R407, R410a, R514a, R1234yf and many others.

Meets the requirements of AS/NZS 5149.3:2016 and ISO 5149-3:2014

Designed, Manufactured and Supported in Australia.

Laboratory and Classroom Monitoring

When gas is piped into rooms for experimental purposes such as CO2, CO, or Natural Gas .The Gas Detection Australia range of sensors can be used to detect any leaks that may present a danger to health or explosion.

Designed, Manufactured and Supported in Australia.

Flush Mount Gas Sensors

Mounted in wall hole, Non obtrusive, recommended for office rooms, class rooms, laboratories etc. Are designed to fit into a Clipsal double gang GPO wall mount.

Designed, Manufactured and Supported in Australia.

Specification NameSpecification Value
Detectable GasesRefrigerant Gas (See Ordering Information)
Power Requirements24 VDC
Output Types0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-5 V, 0-10 V (4-20 mA Default)
Power Consumption<300 mW (average)
Output Specifications4-20 mA max 1K at 24 VDC supply (4-20 mA); Voltage: i/p Z for voltage o/p options 10K > Relay NC NO Comm. 1A; 240 VAC
Connection4 pin plug connector and 3 screw down Relay contacts NC, NO, Comm (volt free)
Wiring3 core cable with overall screen, Screen to be connnected to earth at control unit end only
Operating Temperature-20 to +40°C (applications below (5°C low temperature version required Order No. 3160-XXX-LT)
Operating Humidity0% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Accuracy of Reading1% Full scale
Warm Up Time<2 minutes, Sensor Accurate After: <30 minutes
Response TimeApprox. 30secs
Zero Drift≤2% Full scale p.a
Calibration Drift≤2% Full scale p.a
Sensor TechnologyNon Dispersive Infra-Red (NDIR), Dual Wavelength
Calibration RequirementAnnually with 6 monthly functional tests if sensor operated at SATP.
Warranty12 months from date of dispatch
DimensionsClipsal C2000 series 116 x 76 x 13 mm (L, W, D), cavity depth 45 mm
Enclosure MaterialABS plastic
Enclosure RatingIP22 (When Installed)
Cable EntryRear

 GDA 3160 Flush Mount Refrigerant Gas Detector

  • GDA 3160 Flush Mount Gas Detector
  • User Manual
  • Australian Factory Certificate of Calibration
Gas 0-1000 ppm 0-2000 ppm 0-4.4% Vol (0-88% LEL)
CH₄ - - 3160-001
R134a 3160-004 3160-004-02 -
R125 3160-005 3160-005-02 -
R123 3160-006 3160-006-02 -
R404a 3160-007 3160-007-02 -
R410a 3160-008 3160-008-02 -
R22 3160-009 3160-009-02 -
R407a 3160-010 3160-010-02 -
R407c 3160-011 3160-011-02 -
R514a 3160-012 - -
R1234yf 3160-013 3160-013-02 -
R154 3160-014 - -
R1233zd 3160-015 3160-015-02 -
R1234ze 3100-016 3100-016-02  
R507 3100-017 3100-017-02  
Other Gases Available On Request
Add "-LT" Suffix for low temperature version for applications below 0°C



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GC02-001 Gassing Cap with 500mm Length vinyl tubing




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