‘Fit and Forget’ Gas Monitor

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 04:07 PM gHale

Honeywell’s BW Clip4 is a new four-gas, portable monitor that once turned on can operate continuously for two years.

The BW Clip4 from Honeywell is a new four-gas, portable monitor that once turned on can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, helping users boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs.

Built for oil and gas, wastewater, heavy manufacturing, confined space and other applications, BW Clip4 significantly reduces maintenance costs associated with fleets of portable gas detectors by eliminating repair work and the need to stock additional sensors and spare units. Because it’s always on, the BW Clip4 helps drive safety compliance by assuring workers wearing the device are protected.

“The BW Clip4 operates on a fit and forget cycle—simply turn it on once and replace the detector two years later when the unit prompts you to do so,” said Ken Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety. “It offers a whole new combination of benefits in multi-gas detection that haven’t been possible until now: Two years of battery runtime without re-charging or changing batteries, small size and ease-of-use, the functionality of a multi-gas detector, and improved safety compliance.”

Using non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology, previously available only in fixed-gas detectors from Honeywell Analytics, the BW Clip4 consumes 1,000-times less battery power than a catalytic bead (pellistor) sensor, the traditional technology used to detect flammable gases in a portable device.

Other features include:
• Simultaneous monitoring of H2S, CO, O2 and combustibles (LEL)
• Real-time display for instant gas readings even in non-alarm conditions, along with current gas concentration level and changes in atmospheric conditions
• Simplifies fleet management by generating record and compliance reports automatically (using Honeywell Intellidox instrument management system)
• Internal test function alerts users when the product should be replaced

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