Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the next generation of its industry-leading AreaRAE Plus multi-threat monitor, which now offers more sensor choices, meteorological monitoring and GPS-enabled location identification of hazards to help connected workers and safety managers make faster and more informed safety decisions.
A transportable monitor from Honeywell RAE Systems, AreaRAE Plus offers more than 20 sensor choices, can communicate wireless signals up to two miles to a receiver and has multiple configuration options to provide both on-the-scene and remote safety information for industrial safety managers. The new generation model will lead to greater situational awareness of atmospheric hazards by providing more valuable real-time safety intelligence that can be shared across the enterprise.
The original AreaRAE was deployed around the world for over ten years in both industrial and first responder markets, particularly as a device for fence-line monitoring, plant shut-down and turn-around applications, but Honeywell technology has greatly expanded its capabilities to empower connected workers on the front lines as well as onsite or remote safety managers and other stakeholders, said Thomas Negre, senior marketing director, Portable Solutions, for Honeywell Analytics.
“Honeywell technology has made a great product even better by enabling the connected worker to collect and share information on more atmospheric threats—displayed in real time on a visual dashboard, remotely or locally—so that safety managers can make better informed decisions affecting the safety, productivity and efficiency of their operation,” said Negre.
Targeted to oil and gas, wastewater treatment, heavy manufacturing and agricultural industries, AreaRAE Plus is ideal for clearing a confined space for entry, wastewater pipeline rehabilitation, maintenance turnarounds, site remediation, fumigation, excavation, and other environmental liabilities, fence line monitoring and other applications in which gas is created as part of a process or a byproduct of it.
AreaRAE Plus accommodates up to 7 sensors that can be easily switched out as needs change. Users can select from over 20 sensors for toxic and combustible gases at the lower explosive limit (LEL), oxygen, and a photoionization detector (PID) that monitors volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at parts per million levels for quick, accurate response. AreaRAE Plus can also accept an optional meteorological sensor to monitor factors affecting the dispersion and direction of gas plumes, such as wind speed and direction, and use that data to develop a visual plume model on a computer loaded with Honeywell’s real-time monitoring software, which aids in predicting the spread of a gas leak and planning of additional safety measures.
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Honeywell Industrial Safety (HIS), part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, helps organizations manage workplace safety. HIS offers the broadest range of industrial safety products — from personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears and heads, to fall protection harnesses and respiratory protection, software, first-responder gear and toxic and combustible gas monitors that protect the lives of workers — anywhere they are at risk — while also protecting the operations of their companies. Honeywell Industrial Safety is taking safety to the next level by leading the transformation from point solutions to connected solutions. Whether it’s wearables in gas detection and PPE or portables and fixed devices, our products help our customers with connected, real-time safety intelligence to respond to safety threats, manage risk to the business and improve productivity. HIS helps customers make better decisions by connecting sensors throughout customers' operations to deliver a real time, accurate picture of safety at all times.