Honeywell Analytics has announced the release of the XNX, a universal gas transmitter using the company's full range of toxic and flammable gas sensing technologies, including catalytic bead, electrochemical and infrared.

The XNX unit also works with all major industrial communication protocols, including Modbus, Foundation Fieldbus and HART to provide a complete gas detection service.

The XNX is designed to help protect people, property and environment from toxic and combustible gases in petrochemical and industrial environments, including exploration and drilling platforms, onshore oil and gas terminals, refineries and chemical plants, power plants, wastewater facilities and other utility plants.

$quot;The new transmitter will save customers time and money on installation, maintenance and operation. The advantage comes from a simple-to-use, low-maintenance universal platform that works with other safety equipment on a digital bus system, including our own Searchline Excel, Optima or other gas transmitters,$quot; said Matt Shepard, Honeywell Analytics Industrial Product Manager.

The XNX user interface provides alarm, fault and configuration support via its large dot matrix display and LED indicators. Icons supported by seven language selections are used to ensure ease of operation around the world and Honeywell notes that, with XNX and supporting sensing technologies, virtually all gases used in the oil and gas industry can be detected by a single platform system.

Honeywell Analytics offers a wide range of gas detection devices to suit all types of applications and industries.