February 14, 2018 – Honeywell announced a solution for real-time safety monitoring of workers in plant and remote operations. Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Personal Gas Safety is designed to help 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 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 use tools embedded in Experion PKS to provide trending, reporting and data analysis of the gas detectors to 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.
Personal Gas Safety can be tailored to specific work environments and risks through customized alerts and notifications by email or text message. The offering will be available to customers across oil & gas, petrochemicals, refining, pulp & paper and a range of other industries.
Personal Gas Safety is part of Honeywell Connected Plant, which turns data into insight. Honeywell delivers this capability through its domain expertise and analytics capabilities to connect process, assets, people and enterprise.