Honeywell released two new Bluetooth®-connected gas detectors that can deliver continuous monitoring for dangerous gases even in fog, rain, snow, and other inclement weather, helping facilities keep their oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical and other workers, and industrial sites safe.
The new Honeywell Searchline Excel™ Plus and Searchline Excel™ Edge are the next generation of open path gas detectors that use advanced optics and high-powered infrared technology, allowing the devices to stay online in weather conditions with worse visibility and at longer distances than before. The new gas detectors also feature Bluetooth connectivity that allow quicker and easier device maintenance and calibration for plant personnel.
“Protecting worksites and workers is the No. 1 priority for any business,” said Jason Winburn, senior product manager, Honeywell Gas Analysis and Safety. “Honeywell’s Searchline Excel Plus and Searchline Excel Edge can continuously monitor for leaks even in poor weather, giving plant operators peace of mind knowing that their gas detection system can withstand various outdoor conditions.”
Many traditional open path, fixed gas detectors and monitors can be vulnerable to weather conditions such as fog, rain, snow, and mist. In these instances, open path detector signals can be blocked, bringing devices offline and unable to monitor for harmful flammable hydrocarbon gases. With Honeywell’s advanced optics and Near Band Infrared absorption technology built into the Searchline devices, they have the ability penetrate through thick fog with minimal visibility.