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Key Considerations for the Use of Portable Gas Detectors

By Tony Downes and Thomas Negre, Honeywell |

Recent advances in gas-monitoring technologies can greatly increase worker connectivity and safety With increased automation, expanding areas of operation and smaller teams of field workers, monitoring personnel and ensuring lone worker safety are serious challenges for the chemical process industries (CPI). When operators and technicians are in danger, it is crucial to know their location and react in a fast and effective manner. Recent developments in portable gas detection leverage new technology for improved protection of the industrial workforce by connecting wearable detectors with the distributed control system (DCS) through the cloud to provide expanded visibility of plant floor operations — helping to keep workers safe and promoting better emergency response (Figure 1). FIGURE 1. Gas detection has always been essential in CPI operations, but as manufacturing complexes have expanded and operations teams have shrunk, remote monitoring technologies are increasingly required to ensure safety[/caption] Today’s safety challenges Process operations, such as those found in the CPI, often involve the use or manufacture of hazardous, flammable or toxic gases, which have the potential to escape and threaten those working within…
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