A gas detection and safety data analytics solutions provider, Industrial Scientific has expanded its Accenture Life Safety Solution offering with the addition of the wireless Ventis LS multi-gas detector.
The Accenture Life Safety Solution incorporates the state of the art gas detection technology and the leading processes of AeroScout, Cisco and Accenture and has been designed for round-the-clock real time monitoring in chemical, petrochemical, metal, oil & gas, mining, utility and forest product plant environments.
The Ventis LS wireless gas detector integrates location-based technologies and Wi-Fi to monitor the worker’s exposure and location in hazardous working environments. It is capable of detecting a maximum of four gases from NO2, SO2, CO, LEL, O2 and H2S gases.If the worker activates the panic button or if no movement is detected, the control room is alerted, aiding in the swift rescue process.
The alerts can be triggered in one of two ways -the panic alarm and the man down alarm. The panic alarm can be triggered by the worker by pressing the red panic button. The man down alarm is triggered if no end-user motion is detected. The device notifies alarming gas level information through bright LED visual alarms, a loud 95dB audio alarm and avibrating alarm. The gas level data is sent through the Cisco Unified Wireless Network using the AeroScout Wi-Fi Tag.
The solution, after initial field tests, was deployed at Marathon Petroleum’s tank farm, refinery units and along the periphery of the refinery fence line. The Operations Manager at Marathon Petroleum’s Illinois Refining Division, Don McCord explained the cost-effective detection solution provides a sense of safety to the workers since the solution guarantees the monitoring of their safety at all times.