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Connectivity for gas detection

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In many industries, there are many spaces that require gas detection devices. Connectivity increases worker safety by providing additional responsiveness and accuracy. With real-time monitoring of gas hazards and a tool for fleet management, connectivity allows for better monitoring of your gas hazards.

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What is connectivity?

You find this word a bit barbaric? Don't panic, it's not rocket science!

Connectivity, when we talk about network, is the fact to link two or more elements by an invisible wire. This can be represented by Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, satellite, etc.

For example:

  • When you connect your phone to a speaker via Bluetooth, that's connectivity.
  • When you connect your computer to your home WiFi network, that's connectivity.
  • When an RFID-enabled item in a store rings the security gate, that's connectivity.
  • When you do a Google search, for example, the query is transmitted to a modem. The modem is connected to a dish that will transmit the signal to a geostationary satellite above the Earth. This is also connectivity!

 

Connectivity applied to gas detection

Generally speaking, the manufacturers' connected software works in the same way. The detectors of the same fleet are connected to a Cloud that will gather all the data related to the devices. The data collected will be stored and analyzed. This makes it possible to take into account the various risks associated with gas.

> The detector is connected to the manufacturer's portal via a wired, Bluetooth or satellite connection.

> In the event of a gas detection alert, a signal is sent to the application and a protocol is set up to rescue the worker(s) in danger. The application will also record risk situations, such as the position of the dead man in the case of an activity in a confined space for example.

> All detection and alert reports are then listed in the software, and the data is available for reporting or analysis. The data is stored in the software and can be used by the company.

All these connected softwares are then a real easy solution for the companies, because much simpler than a paper data directory, and very reliable because reactive. It also saves time and space because everything is listed in the same place.

The benefits of connectivity

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> Each gas presence is detected
With a connected software, each gas presence is detected and listed. It is a real-time monitoring solution, thanks to the monitoring software and live incident tracking, and a management tool for the detector fleet, since the devices are tested daily and the data of each detector is recorded and automated.

It also saves time, since it is no longer necessary to collect data device by device, everything is gathered in one place. In addition, it allows you to quickly identify gas-related problems and risks, analyze them and solve them.

> Sensors are quickly usable
Thanks to the cloud and device connectivity, teams can quickly identify which detectors need servicing and determine what type of maintenance needs to be done, well before the start of the workday. This is a significant time saver for the company's business.

> Testing is more efficient
The calibration of detectors is a very important factor in ensuring worker safety. Indeed, detectors must always be tested before being used. However, testing is time-consuming, especially since manual calibration is often risky because human error can occur. With connectivity, calibration and bump tests are performed automatically. This is faster and more accurate!

The different connectivity solutions

So there are several connected software according to the manufacturers, each one having its own specificities and devices working in a connected way.

Today, it is important to know that all recent equipment is equipped with the ability to connect to a software.

>Safety Suite

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It is a cloud-based platform that allows you to securely manage and analyze all of your safety information in one place, from almost anywhere, in real time. This application provides visibility into worker gas exposure. It also sends data from your portable sensors to a centralized system to provide a complete view of worker safety.

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>Portail Blackline Safety

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Portail Blackline Safety

The portal comes in the form of a comprehensive security cloud via phone or satellite. With real-time, 24/7 monitoring and immediate alerts, Blackline's suite of security solutions allows you to respond as quickly as possible, no matter when or where you need help. In any situation and in any industry, you can work with confidence knowing that help is always available. In the event of an alert, a signal is sent to the portal, and an assistant takes over to help you.

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>Dräger Connect

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Dräger Gas Detection Connect ensures your safety at work. The system works by connecting different Dräger products. With personal access, you can optimally manage your equipment and always have the position and status of your gas detection equipment and employees at your disposal. This way, you can protect your staff and increase the efficiency of your industry.

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>Crowcon Connect

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This is the connected security software that works with existing Crowcon portable detectors. The station allows the software to connect, but the devices do not connect.

This solution allows for continuous monitoring of the safety and compliance of gas detectors. The data is visible as a cloud that provides actionable information about the fleet of detectors in use. To use the software, all you need is a wired station or a Bluetooth connection. Crowcon Connect gives you an overview of device usage with a dashboard showing the devices assigned for the specific region or area selected.

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