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Gas detectors monitor the parking garage of the Dallas Cowboys

Gas detectors monitor the parking garage of the Dallas Cowboys

14 December 2023
MSR-Electronic GmbH from Pocking equipped two parking levels at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters with gas detectors.

“The Star” in Frisco, Texas, is home to the headquarters and training centre of the Dallas Cowboys. Part of the 91-acre campus is the Ford Center, where the players practise their skills. There, fans have the opportunity to see the training units up close

In addition to ultra-modern equipment, the training ground also provides an atmosphere of excitement that reflects the passion for American football in Texas

Visitors can park right at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters. Two levels of the parking garage with an area of 35,000m2 have been fitted with gas detectors from MSR-Electronic to protect people and facilities.

Why is gas detection important in parking garages?

Because vehicles produce carbon monoxide, which is toxic in high concentrations, continuous gas monitoring is mandatory in parking garages. Fixed gas warning systems are crucial ventilation systems, as they continuously monitor the air quality for potential hazards and control when ventilation starts.

MSR-Electronics gas detectors are configured to react to specific gases in the ambient air. The controllers and sensors make sure that measures are taken to protect people and facilities in time when the permissible level of CO concentration is exceeded

MSR-Electronic solution

Gas sensors that reliably detect the CO and NO in the ambient air were installed in the parking garage for maximum safety. Monitoring and evaluation are carried out by the Digital-Gas-Controller DGC-05.

The core of a gas warning system

The Digital-Gas-Controller DGC-06 replaces the DGC-05.

An easy to use system menu with a logical structure, right on the controller and requiring no special programming skills, is used to configure, operate and set the parameters for the Digital-Gas-Controller DGC-06.

The large number of freely configurable parameters and set points allows for individual adaptation to many applications. The DGC-06 fulfils the functions for monitoring carbon monoxide in garages and tunnels according to the current standard

The controller is also compliant with SIL2 and EN50545 and suitable for up to 128 gas sensors and more than 50 toxic and combustible gases.


  • Easy, fast commissioning thanks to configuration with default parameters 
  • 4 freely configurable alarm thresholds per sensor
  • Multiple alarm relays can be configured for each alarm 
  • Alarm can be set to be triggered by rising or falling gas concentration for each alarm threshold 
  • Connector socket for PCE06 Software on the controller module
  • Up to 32 relays with change-over contact, potential-free max. 250 V AC, 5 A; 30 V DC, 2 A (via GC-06 module and 1–7 EP-06 module) 
  • Up to 96 relays with change-over contact, potential-free max. 250 V AC, 5 A; 30 V DC, 2 A (via MSC2/MSB2)
  • Up to 96 relays with change-over contact, potential-free max. 30 V AC/ DC, 0.5 A (locally via WSB2)
  • Fault-signal relay with normally open contact, potential-free max. 250 V AC, 5 A; 30 V DC, 2 A 
  • Up to 16 analogue outputs, 4-20 mA, with selective signal output for special status, fault etc. 
  • Up to 7 EP-06 expansion modules with integrated repeater function can be connected • Serial interface RS-485 with Modbus RTU protocol

Other optional features are also available, such as an integrated warning buzzer

The gas detectors are installed and commissioned by our certified partners, INTEC Controls.

Further information on MSR products can be found in the current online catalogue or in the webshop

MSR-Electronic is a manufacturer of fixed gas warning systems with decades of experience in the area of building automation and gas measuring technology. The international company with headquarters in Germany offers a wide range of methods for the detection of toxic and combustible gases. On this basis, MSR-Electronic develops individual gas sensors, controllers and warning devices for many applications, such as parking garages, tunnels, the petrochemical industry and shipping. The products meet and surpass general standards and regulations and can thus guarantee the safety of the plant.

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