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Honeywell launches new multi-gas monitoring solutions

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Honeywell has announced new multi-gas monitoring solutions that work seamlessly together to help keep workers safe and confident while in hazardous areas.

For personal gas monitoring, Honeywell’s BW Icon/Flex Platform introduces new multi-gas detection solutions. The platform incorporates a slim profile, Bluetooth®-enabled configuration, and Infrared lower explosive limit sensor for two-month battery runtime and fast response. Options include:

  • Honeywell BW Icon: a fixed-life, 2-year, 4-gas detector for the hazards that workers face most often. It is the industry’s smallest, lightweight, personal multi-gas monitoring wearable.
  • Honeywell BW Icon+: serviceable 4-gas detector with a choice of 6 sensors.
  • Honeywell BW Flex: serviceable five-gas detector with an LCD display and choice of more than 15 sensors.

Each option is lightweight with one-button operation and includes a “first of its kind” icon-based display that uses simple icons to indicate gas alarms and device status. This simple display means workers do not have to interpret live gas readings or attend time-consuming training. Instead, when there is a gas alarm, the bell icon illuminates, so workers can quickly decide to clear the area. The platform is compatible with IntelliDoX®, the same unified docking system and software, to help enable workers to get more done in less time. With simplicity and reporting capable from a smartphone, workers can maintain safety and compliance by using the Honeywell Safety Suite Device Configurator app. Workers use Bluetooth and pair their smartphone with the detector to create an organised report that’s ready to go, they just have to hit send.

For area gas monitoring, Honeywell’s new BW RigRat is a fully self-contained, transportable solution that is engineered for ease, with one-button operation. It offers grab-and-go portability, up to 8-weeks of runtime on a single charge and more than 15 interchangeable toxic gas smart sensors. Simply turn it on and it is ready to deploy. It is the ?rst gas detector available to offer a built-in noise sensor, analogue input, location and up to six gas detectors that can specific to each unique operation.

It monitors the work area for toxic gases, oxygen levels and combustible gases at lower explosive limits and has a photoionisation detector for volatile organic compounds and infrared sensors that detect highly flammable gases.

To create a safe perimeter, workers simply position a few of the detectors, forming a wireless chain to monitor the work area for dangerous gas, and as soon as they illuminate green, the perimeter is safe for work. With alarms that are easy to see and hear, an easy-to-read display, intelligent alarm for inert mode, and option for simple setup using a smart phone, workers can continue to work with confidence throughout a project.

“It’s all about safety and ensuring that workers can be confident in their easy-to-use portable devices,” said Richard Dunn, Global Offering Manager for Honeywell’s Gas Analysis and Safety business. “We’ve developed these cost-effective, portable gas monitoring solutions to connect safety managers and offer real-time situational awareness so decisions can be made quickly to help protect workers and infrastructure.”

The Honeywell BW RigRat and Honeywell BW Icon/Flex platform are all compatible with Honeywell’s Safety Suite Real Time integrated application software solution keeping workers, operations and gas monitoring solutions connected. It monitors workers’ exposure to gas, weather and other physiological conditions in real-time for incident prevention and quick emergency response.

Safety managers can view gas readings, calibration certificates, compliance statuses and much more on a map-based display that’s viewable from any device with an internet connection for fast, informed decision-making. This connectivity along with one-button operation and clear compliance dashboards make these detectors some of the easiest to use on the market.

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