Methane, 0-100% by Volume (NDIR) Smart Sensor Modules are designed to detect and monitor various gases in ambient air. The modules consist of a target specific gas detection sensor and a microprocessor-based signal conditioning circuit. Both are housed in a metallic enclosure fitted with gold plated connecting pins. The “Smart Sensor Module” is factory programmed for a specific gas and range sensitivity. On power up the gas type, measurement range and previous zero and span calibration data points are read by the transmitter facilitating a fully automated startup. The modules can be used with any of Safeguard Analytics gas detection transmitters.