3 Reasons to Use Radius Area Monitors for Your Upcoming Shutdown

by | Aug 16, 2018 | Gas Detection, Latest News, Personal Safety

Your upcoming plant shutdown project requires a great deal of organisation to ensure it goes smoothly and safely.

The working pattern, number of people, and moving parts and equipment in your facility will change—maybe significantly.

An ideal scenario is that all aspects of the project will work together seamlessly to minimise downtime and maximise performance, all the while keeping safety at the top of the priority list.

This is where the Radius area monitor can help. Workers will continue to carry personal gas monitors in all required locations, but there are applications better suited for continuous area monitoring. For some of those applications, the Radius BZ1 has already been tested, proven, and highly recommended.

Here are the top 3 reasons why:

#1: Battery Life (Significantly reduces instrument maintenance requirements) 

The Radius BZ1 area monitor will run for 7-8 consecutive days on a single battery charge. This reduces the need for attendants to change the instrument’s battery and bump test it, from once a day to once a week.

In addition to lowering labour costs, the less frequent access to the hazardous area reduces risk exposure. By keeping a couple of monitors charged and on reserve, they can be rotated into the network as needed, eliminating downtime.

To automatically re-charge and bump test an instrument, simply pull out the SafeCore® Module (central processing unit of the monitor), and insert it in the DSX™ Docking Station.

#2: Easy Setup (Eliminates common frustrations and wasted time)

The gas area monitors are ready to go to work right out of the box. Simply turn them on and strategically place them around your hazardous area for continuous monitoring. Your Radius BZ1 monitors equipped with LENS™ Wireless technology, start communicating with each other immediately, without the need for IT, licenses, or additional infrastructure.

If one instrument alarms, all others that are part of the same network will pick up the same reading. As an option, Industrial Scientific’s Ventis® Pro Series personal gas monitors, also equipped with LENS Wireless, can be easily added to the network by turning them on and setting them to the same channel to provide a moving point of network surveillance.

#3: Rental Option (Facilitates planning and eliminates the need to make another long-term investment) – The temporary and dynamic nature of your plant turnaround project makes it the ideal candidate for short-term rental.

Your rental fleet will provide you with the right number of monitors to create a continuous safety network around your hazardous area for the duration of the project. If you need to add another gas area monitor on the fly or you have an instrument that has been damaged or has failed, we can ship you a new one in less than 48 hours, eliminating downtime.

As you go through the planning phase of your turnaround project, consider the areas where continuous area monitoring can maximise both performance and safety.

For more information, contact a1-cbiss

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