How to use the data from your gas detection equipment?
Technology has become part of our daily routine in all areas of application. In gas detection, for example, it is possible to collect a large amount of data that can be evaluated over a period of time or even indefinitely. The possibilities of exploitation are varied depending on the field of activity.
Gas detection and connectivity
Nowadays, connectivity is at the heart of our concerns. In our private lives or in companies, connected devices, smartphones, computers, etc., surround us constantly. Our smartphone alerts us to every news item, our watch records our daily step count and our connected TV knows our viewing habits. But what do all these technologies have in common with gas detection? They manipulate data and analyze it to guide your decisions. This technology also applies to gas detectors!
Manufacturers are now able to create more and more sophisticated gas detectors that can store a lot of data. It's a blessing to be able to collect so much data, but you still need to know how to analyze and use it. Indeed, it is not always easy to make a link between the figures retained by the software and the real activity on the field. It is therefore important not to forget the reality in the field, and to take into account, in addition to the figures, the feedback from field workers. Then, it is necessary to be able to make the connection between an event in the field and the results of the software. Identifying the technician who wore the detector of a certain number at a certain time is not necessarily obvious...
This is why it is important to get help and support! Your connected software will already be able to provide you with precise analyses adapted to your needs. Moreover, tools exist to allow you to classify your gas detection data to make them clearer and more exploitable. You will then be able to extract the necessary information to act internally.
How does the data tracking work?
Some gas detection software allows administrators to add "users" to detectors to more easily sort the data. This solution is effective and suitable if the worker keeps the same detector for a certain period of time. However, if the worker changes detectors every day and moves around regularly, this solution can be time consuming. If your staff is mobile and uses different types of detectors, it will be easier to use detectors that record the identity and location of users.
This means that all data collected by the gas detector is accompanied by the user's name and location, allowing you to quickly identify the owner of the device and his or her position at the time of an alarm. This allows you to use your gas detection data more efficiently.
Pollutant or gas detectors are an invaluable tool for evaluating exposure times during an operation and monitoring workplace atmospheres. The detectors can be individual, portable or fixed and there are two families of devices depending on the nature of the targeted pollutant: gas or vapor detectors and dust detectors.
These devices are very important in the industry, particularly in the field of industrial hygiene, to :
- Detect and locate dust on installations that contribute to the degradation of ambient air quality.
- Determine the peaks of exposure, generally undetectable by the traditional methods of sampling and analysis in laboratory.
- Assist in setting up a sampling strategy by providing an estimate of pollution levels at various locations and times.
- Assist in the validation of a polluted air remediation system.
- Raise employee awareness by highlighting, in real time, exposure to unseen dust.
Understand how these solutions work
In order to help you understand how these connected softwares work, how to use them and the benefits you can get from them, you can watch the 3 videos below, which explain you how the different connectivity tools of our partners work:
- SafetySuite by Honeywell: This video explains how the software dashboard works. You can see the latest alarms and their details. You can also see which users have been affected by the alarms, as well as which devices have been recently. It allows you to schedule several daily tasks - such as data downloads, reporting and firmware updates - and perform mass tasks on your fleet of portable gas detectors (from BW and Rae) to quickly put them in readiness mode.
- Blackline live by Blackline Safety: This video provides an overview of how to use the Blackline Live monitoring portal from Blackline Safety. With Blackline Live, organizations respond to safety alerts triggered by employee-worn safety monitoring devices. Each alert triggered by an employee's monitoring device is communicated to the Blackline Live monitoring team. Real-time emergency response management ensures that help is delivered to the employee who needs it, as quickly as possible.
- Dräger Connect: Gas Detection Connect is your portal to connected workplace safety. The system connects the various Dräger devices via an intelligent software solution. Accessible anywhere and at any time, it allows you to optimally manage your equipment and to constantly access the position and status of your gas detectors and employees. This way you can protect your staff and improve efficiency on your site.
Are you interested?
You are interested in using these tools and you want to equip yourself with software and connected devices for your gas detection? Contact us for an information request or a quote.
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