Honeywell announced a new solution for real-time safety monitoring of workers in plant and remote operations. Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Personal Gas Safety helps to protect lives and enable faster response in case of hazardous leaks or worker injury.
The solution’s wearable gas detectors monitor gas, radiation, and dust, and are tightly integrated with Honeywell’s distributed control system, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS). In case of harmful exposures, man-down, or panic alarms of workers in the field, accurate, automated alarms now alert control room operators in real time. In addition, safety teams can take advantage of tools embedded in Experion PKS to provide detailed trending, reporting, and data analysis of the gas detectors to further ensure safe operations.
Personal Gas Safety provides critical alarm reporting, sensor and calibration status, worker identification and location data from the wearable gas detectors. The detectors are equipped with a panic button for emergencies as well as a sensor for automatic man-down alerts. Critical alarms from detectors are displayed on control room monitors, showing the location and exposure status of personnel to enable faster and better coordinated response by operators.
Personal Gas Safety can be tailored to specific work environments and risks through customized alerts and notifications by email or text message. The solution also helps users identify hazardous areas and isolated gas leaks, enhance industrial hygiene analysis and predictions, and improve post-incident evaluation.