Honeywell launches Bluetooth-enabled gas detector for safe operations

XML HoneThe Sensepoint XRL aims to manage installation, commissioning and maintenance from the gas detector app on smartphone or tablet. (Image source: Honeywell)Honeywell has launched a new connected gas detector, aiming to keep industrial operations safe and make 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. The company said that the gas detector is Bluetooth-enabled and can be set up and maintained remotely using a smartphone app.

“Setting up, maintaining and generating reports from a fixed gas detector has usually been a time-consuming effort involving ladders or lifts, multiple personnel and even temporary equipment or production shutdowns,” said Duncan Gooch, product manager for gas detection at Honeywell Industrial Safety

“With new Bluetooth connectivity, 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,” Gooch added.

Sensepoint XRL and the app also aim to quickly produce system reports necessary for safety and environmental regulatory compliance.

According to Honeywell, Sensepoint XRL is certified for explosive area applications, and is suitable for wastewater, utilities, power generation, laboratories and downstream oil and gas operations. It is also useful for applications ranging from laboratories to boiler rooms and from fuel stations to warehouses, noted the company.

“The detector monitors for hazardous levels of one targeted gas from among 23 toxic and combustible gases, including methane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide. The detector is IP 66-rated and uses a metal enclosure to stand up to rugged use, including hosedowns,” said Honeywell to the press.

Sensepoint XRL is part of Honeywell's Sensepoint line of connected gas detectors, which are part of the company's portfolio of industrial safety products and solutions for the workers.

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