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In the early 1980s, Michel Gantès participated in the development of an oxygen sensor dedicated to predict the imminence of a volcanic eruption, as part of his doctoral thesis.
In collaboration with Haroun Tazieff's team, he developed a method for predicting volcanic eruptions based on following the rise of magma and the evolution of its gas phase. This method required the measurement of the oxygen partial pressure in the fumes.
Michel Gantès has acquired theoretical experience in a leading research laboratory, and also practical experience in the rough conditions of research very near the volcano craters, close the gases. It motivated him to develop cutting-edge gas analysis technologies.
From this human and volcanic history, SETNAG was founded in 1986 in Marseille.
In 1993, SETNAG sold its first combustion analyser, the ATK/F-2020 model to PILLARD, a leading burner manufacturer from Marseille.
In 1998, during the exhibition at the Turin Dome, our JC48V trace oxygen analyser was selected to control the atmosphere of the enclosure where the Holy Shroud is kept.
In January 2000, SETNAG obtained the ISO9001 certification which confirms the seriousness and the quality of the work accomplished daily by its team.
Thanks to its expertise in oxygen analysis, SETNAG developed a customised sensor for Environnement SA in 2001. This sensor is integrated in the MIR-FT to correct the pollutant values measured by their Fourier Transform technology analyser.
Two years later, SETNAG signed a contract with Air Liquide to equip their APSAs (nitrogen production plant on customer site).
In 2009, SETNAG moved to its current offices/location in the Marseille Technopole of Château-Gombert (a new district fostering research facilities and high-tech industries).Thus, it doubled its production space.
In September 2016, SETNAG happily celebrated its 30th anniversary.
In May 2017, Michel Gantès retired, and the company was acquired by three of its employees.
SETNAG designs and manufactures oxygen analysers to control combustion and processes. Its analysers are in use in many fields such as waste incineration, industry, fundamental research, heat treatment, power generation, pure gas production, food processing industry, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, etc.
For all its oxygen analysers, and from the beginning, SETNAG has always had a strong commitment to R&D, and a process of continuous progress. SETNAG provides a solution for every oxygen measurement need, no matter how simple or complicated. SETNAG obtained ISO9001 accreditation in January 2000.
SETNAG also markets other products:
SETNAG designs, and manufactures its analyser in France. All parts and components are 100% "Made in France".
This is a guarantee of quality; and customers know that SETNAG complies with all French and European environmental and social standards. Numerous European customers make use of SETNAG’s know-how, which is now internationally recognized.