Honeywell has launched a new connected portable gas detector designed to keep workers safe in dangerous confined spaces while featuring a simple and easy to use design.

The new Honeywell BWTMUltra monitors up to five different gases simultaneously – oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide(H2S) –including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), while leveraging Bluetooth connectivity to allow safety managers to collect and track valuable data. The new detector also features Honeywell TouchConnectTM technology, which makes configuration, calibration and bump testing fast and simple.

Richard Dunn, Product Manager, portable gas detection for Honeywell Industrial Safety, said, “Confined spaces pose serious, even deadly, safety issues for industrial, oil and gas, hazmat, and utility workers.”

“Confined spaces pose serious, even deadly, safety issues…”

Richard Dunn, Product Manager

“BW Ultra’s rugged design, ease of operation and ability to detect a wide range of gases, brings a new level of safety to these workers. And because it’s connected, safety managers can access a wide range of useful data about alarm history, equipment safety and worker training through Honeywell’s Connected Worker platform,” he continued.

The Honeywell BW Ultra was designed using the Honeywell User Experience, which puts customer problems and ease of use at the centre of the development process. The new detector features a larger 3.2-inch display to present more critical information at a glance, a rugged ergonomic design, and a one-button operation. Honeywell TouchConnect technology helps users quickly access calibration and bump test modes as well as complete configuration changes without the need to be connected to a docking system or a computer.

Honeywell BW Ultra connects the safety manager to a data ecosystem. Data from the detector or its IntelliDox docking station is downloadable to a PC, where it can be aggregated and managed through Honeywell’s Connected Worker software platform to simplify and speed up compliance tasks. A cloud-based network option will be available soon.

“Many safety professionals spend more than half of their time collecting, analysing and reporting compliance information,” Dunn said. “Honeywell BW Ultra makes compliance administration fast and easy.”