OHS Canada Magazine

Fit-and-Forget, Four-Gas, Portable Monitor

May 23, 2017
By Resource Engineering & Maintenance

Honeywell has announced the BW Clip4, 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 customers boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs.

Ideal 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 that 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, VP/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 recharging 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 the following:

— 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.

For more information, visit www.honeywellanalytics.com/en/products/BW-Clip4.

Resource Engineering & Maintenance is Canada’s total reliability magazine for industrial engineers, plant operations and maintenance professionals in large-scale, asset-intensive resource industries.

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