Chemical Safety Incidents
Wireless Safety Monitor Upgraded
Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 02:10 PM gHale
Honeywell unveiled the next generation of its AreaRAE Plus multi-threat monitor, which now offers more sensor choices, meteorological monitoring and GPS-enabled location identification of hazards to help connected workers and safety managers make faster and more informed safety decisions.
A transportable monitor from Honeywell RAE Systems, AreaRAE Plus has over 20 sensor choices, can communicate wireless signals up to two miles to a receiver and has multiple configuration options to provide both on-the-scene and remote safety information for industrial safety managers.
The new generation model could lead to greater situational awareness of atmospheric hazards by providing real-time safety intelligence to share across the enterprise.
The original AreaRAE deployed around the world for over ten years in industrial and first responder markets, particularly as a device for fence-line monitoring, plant shut-down and turn-around applications. Honeywell expanded its capabilities to empower connected workers on the front lines as well as onsite or remote safety managers and other stakeholders, said Thomas Negre, with Portable Solutions for Honeywell Analytics.
The new technology enables “the connected worker to collect and share information on more atmospheric threats — displayed in real time on a visual dashboard, remotely or locally — so that safety managers can make better informed decisions affecting the safety, productivity and efficiency of their operation,” Negre said.
Targeted to oil and gas, wastewater treatment, heavy manufacturing and agricultural industries, AreaRAE Plus works in for clearing a confined space for entry, wastewater pipeline rehabilitation, maintenance turnarounds, site remediation, fumigation, excavation, and other environmental liabilities, fence line monitoring and other applications in which gas is created as part of a process or a byproduct of it.
AreaRAE Plus accommodates up to 7 sensors that can easily switch out as needs change. Users can select from over 20 sensors for toxic and combustible gases at the lower explosive limit (LEL), oxygen, and a photoionization detector (PID) that monitors volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at parts per million levels for quick, accurate response. AreaRAE Plus can also accept an optional meteorological sensor to monitor factors affecting the dispersion and direction of gas plumes, such as wind speed and direction, and use that data to develop a visual plume model on a computer loaded with real-time monitoring software, which aids in predicting the spread of a gas leak and planning of additional safety measures.
Click here for more information about Honeywell RAE System’s AreaRAE Plus multi-threat monitor.