Honeywell gas detector offers monitoring for dangerous leaks in inclement weather25 October 2021

Honeywell has announced the release of two new Bluetooth-connected gas detectors, Honeywell Searchline Excel Plus and Searchline Excel Edge, said to be able to 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.

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.

Additionally, both the Searchline Excel Plus and Edge feature Bluetooth connectivity. These gas detectors can be paired with the Honeywell Fixed Platform App, offering simplified maintenance and testing procedures, which in turn means more efficient and safer performance checks. For example, because workers can use their mobile devices from up to 20m away, or approximately 60ft, to conduct maintenance checks, they do not need to regularly climb on high ladders and risk falling to check devices located high off the ground, according to Honeywell

The Searchline Excel Plus monitors short and mid-range applications from 2 to 120 meters (6 to 393 feet), allowing workers to monitor specific areas or equipment for continuous safety applications.

The Searchline Excel Edge provides long range perimeter or fence line monitoring from 60 to 330 meters (196 to 1,083 feet).

Along with wind direction and speed, worksite employees can both monitor whether their facility could be emitting harmful gases into neighbouring areas or if neighbouring plants may have leaks of their own that are crossing onto the facility's property and need to be addressed. In both instances, monitoring for gas emissions shows environmental due diligence and can be a factor in avoiding or reducing costly fines and litigation.

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