Machine & Operator Safety
New Honeywell solution provides real-time safety monitoring of workers
February 14, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 14, 2018 – Honeywell today announced a new solution for real-time safety monitoring of workers in plant and remote operations.
Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Personal Gas Safety aims to help protect lives and works to enable faster response in case of hazardous leaks or worker injury. Integrated with Honeywell’s distributed control system, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), 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. The offering will be available to customers across pulp and paper, oil and gas, refining and a range of other industries.