Honeywell launches new portable monitor for oil and gas applications

In order to help its customers boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs, Honeywell has introduced a new four-gas, portable monitor that can continuously operate for two years without changing its sensors or batteries.

The BW Clip4 is ideal for oil and gas, wastewater, heavy manufacturing, confined space and other applications. It 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 that workers wearing the device are protected.

According to Ken Schmidt, VP/General manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety, the BW Clip4 operates on a fit-and-forget cycle. Workers need to simply turn it on once and replace the detector two years later when the unit prompts the worker to do so, he added.

“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,” Schmidt said.

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); and
  • Internal test function alerts users when the product should be replaced.
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