Honeywell, a global technology and manufacturing leader, has launched a new connected gas detector in the Middle East, designed to keep industrial operations safe while making set-up, maintenance and compliance reporting faster and easier by leveraging Bluetooth connectivity.
The new Sensepoint XRL fixed gas detector monitors industrial operations for specific hazardous gases, such as carbon monoxide or methane. Unlike other fixed gas detectors, Sensepoint XRL is Bluetooth-enabled, meaning it can be set up and maintained remotely using a smartphone app, said a statement from the company.
Sensepoint XRL is part of Honeywell’s Sensepoint line of connected gas detectors, announced in May, which also includes the Sensepoint XCL for commercial and light-industrial applications, it said.
Honeywell’s gas detectors are part of the company’s broad portfolio of industrial safety products and solutions, which include equipment to protect workers from helmet to boot, including hearing protection, safety harnesses, respiratory and electrical safety equipment, turnout gear for first responders and protective eye-, hand- and footwear, it added.
When paired with an intrinsically safe smartphone available from Honeywell, a single worker can perform many standard maintenance tasks, including set-up, commissioning, and calibration wirelessly from up to 33 ft away.
Sensepoint XRL and the app can also quickly produce system reports necessary for safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
Sensepoint XRL is certified for explosive area applications, and is suitable for wastewater, utilities, power generation, laboratories, and downstream oil and gas operations and applications ranging from laboratories to boiler rooms, and from fuel stations to warehouses.
The detector monitors for hazardous levels of one targeted gas from among 23 toxic and combustible gases, including methane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide. The detector is IP 66-rated and uses a metal enclosure to stand up to rugged use, including hosedowns.
Edmond Mikhael, general manager, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (Meta), said: “Setting up, maintaining and generating reports from a fixed gas detector has usually been a time-consuming effort for industrial workers across the region.”
“Previously, their work involved using ladders or lifts, multiple personnel and even temporary equipment or production shutdowns,” he said.
“The Sensepoint XRL leverages new Bluetooth connectivity, so a single worker can quickly carry out a range of tasks – from set-up and maintenance to reporting – in hazardous areas from the safety of ground level,” he added.