Honeywell Fixed Gas Detection: A Step Ahead with Bluetooth

by Alex A.

In a world that requires connectedness to stay at the top of our game, we are always on the lookout for the next best thing. When it comes to connectivity in the gas industry, these applications often require devices that not only exchange data often and easily, but those that also save time with intuitive setup and menu navigation, readily available concentration readings, and the most up-to-date technologies. Accessing information quickly and easily increases ease of use and often decreases risk for both the user and the process. That’s why in this post we’ll be highlighting a few Honeywell fixed gas detection products with Bluetooth enabled technology: the Honeywell Sensepoint XCL Gas Detector, Honeywell Sensepoint XRL Gas Detector and the Honeywell Searchzone Sonik Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector.

Industrial and Commercial Bluetooth Applications

First, let’s talk briefly about Bluetooth capabilities in commercial and industrial settings. Why is it important? What are the advantages of a Bluetooth enabled device in a gas leak application? To put it simply, Bluetooth is a technology that enables devices to exchange information wirelessly. In everyday life, this technology is commonly used with smartphones, tablets and wireless headsets. In the gas industry, this means communicating with your fixed detection system at a safer distance from what can sometimes be a hazardous area. It also makes for a quick, reliable solution to configuring device settings. Being able to use your mobile device to adjust settings, select alarm points, and view gas concentrations in real-time makes for a safer environment and saves you the time needed to hook up a wired connection or navigate logistics around working at height of your process. The XCL, XRL and Searchone Sonik are all Bluetooth enabled devices. Below, we’ll review a few feature highlights of each.

Honeywell Sensepoint XCL

Honeywell Sensepoint XCL Gas Detector

With its low price point and wide range of gas options, the XCL is a fixed system detector that is designed for an easy install. Relays are available as an option with either mA loop analog output or Modbus RTU, making this detector a seamless installation option into old or new systems. Like many Bluetooth enabled devices, the XCL comes with a mobile app.

XCL Bluetooth App Highlights:

  • Update Device Settings
  • Device Calibration
  • Bump Tests
  • Sensor Replacement Assistance
  • Real-Time Concentration Readings
  • For more information on the Honeywell XCL, view the below video:

    Honeywell Sensepoint XRL

    Honeywell Sensepoint XRL Gas Detector

    The Honeywell Sensepoint XRL is also a fixed point detector. However, the XRL is designed for hazardous environments. Like the XCL, the XRL is available with either mA loop analog or Modbus RTU output options as well as a mobile app for Bluetooth access.

    XRL Bluetooth App Highlights:

  • Update Device Settings
  • Device Calibration
  • Bump Tests
  • Sensor Replacement Assistance
  • Real-Time Concentration Readings
  • Honeywell Searchzone Sonik

    Honeywell Searchzone Sonik Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector

    The Searchzone Sonik is an SIL 2 certified, factory calibrated hazardous area ultrasonic detector designed to alert to ultrasonic sound pressure level changes produced by highly-pressurized gas leaks. This device, too, comes with a mobile app that connects to the device via Bluetooth. As mentioned in the datasheet, the mobile app serves as the primary tool for configuring this detector.

    Searchzone Sonik Bluetooth App Highlights:

  • View Alarm History & Set Alarms
  • View Access Logs
  • Set Maintenance Flags
  • Run Output Tests
  • View & Export Diagnostics
  • View & Edit Detector Settings
  • In summary, if you are in the market for a Bluetooth-enabled fixed point gas leak detection device, Honeywell devices are a great place to start.

    Other Resources:

  • View the Sensepoint XCL Datasheet Here
  • View the Sensepoint XRL Datasheet Here
  • View the Searchzone Sonik Datasheet Here
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