by Tina Olivero

    Hidden Gas Detection: Just Got A Lot Safer With Technology

    Job sites vary in shapes and sizes. But even the smallest spaces require the highest standard of safety. Think garages, workshops, modules, or confined spaces. Think remote locations, unsuspecting offices, parking lots, buildings and more.

    When it comes to hidden gas hazards every location is suspect. It’s the role of leadership and management in corporations to ensure gas safety is a top priority.

    Considerations for gas detection devices vary. With many options and variations, safety officials need to ensure they are getting the kind of gas detection products that are specific to their individual needs and delivers on ensuring the well-being of their workforce.

    EnviroMed Detection Services of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada is committed to gas detection at the highest levels. Lee Parmiter, CEO of EnviroMed says, “No matter where gas hazards hide, you have the power to protect your people with the right tools. At EnviroMed we have the ability to analyze our client’s needs and offer the right solutions, devices and methodologies that will keep people safe. For example, our Touchpoint Plus Controller is wall mounted and provides sixteen channels of gas detection. That’s just one of our many devices and options.”

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    Touchpoint Plus Controller

    Touchpoint Plus takes the user experience to the next level. With its unique user interface, operators are able to take control of their gas detection system, safe in the knowledge that their site and staff are protected and productivity is maintained.

Designed to work across multiple industries, Touchpoint Plus’ modular architecture enables you to customize your system to meet your specific application requirements.

    Large touchscreen LCD 
Built around its intuitive, ergonomic touchscreen, Touchpoint Plus is designed for ease. From here operators can configure, operate and maintain their gas detection system simply and efficiently by simply touching the screen. The multilingual interface simplifies operation, reducing training requirements and costs. Real-time data is presented in an easy to navigate menu system, whilst historical data can be downloaded to monitor developing threats.

    At a glance system visibility
When fast and informed decisions need to be made, Touchpoint Plus’ full-colour traffic light style status indicators provide clarity from a distance allowing operators to see system status at-a-glance and make time-critical decisions easily.

    Unique industrial design
Made of high-impact polymer plastic, Touchpoint Plus is versatile and durable. It is dust-proof, water-proof and has been tested to withstand the toughest environments in which our customers operate – indoors and out. Touchpoint Plus can be directly wall mounted, or for an easier 1-man installation there is an optional mounting plate. Behind the hinged front cover, there is plenty of space for wiring and a unique tiered terminal arrangement for easy access. Cable entries are pre-drilled and sealed ready to use, further reducing installation time and cost.

Full system solution
Touchpoint Plus provides a reliable safety solution for small-scale gas detection systems across a wide range of applications and industries. As the heart of your gas detection system, Touchpoint Plus is designed to work with Honeywell’s industry-leading gas detectors and drive actuators, audible and visual alarms to provide a complete end-to-end, highly configurable safety solution.

    The Touchpoint Plus gas detection is an easily configurable, wall mounted control system that supports up to sixteen channels of gas detection. Its intuitive user interface and modular approach enable you to take control of your safety system and configure it to meet your needs for a wide range of applications.

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    Features and applications

    Quick and easy setup and use
    Intuitive touchscreen user interface
    Traffic light style status at a glance
    Ergonomic industrial design
    Suited to a wide range of industries
    Supports up to 16 channels of gas detection
    Accepts 2 or 3 wire mA or mV inputs
    Touchscreen LCD
    Built-in powered alarm relays.

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    Sensepoint XCL

    Sensepoint XRL is a fixed point gas detector with Bluetooth that allows the user to connect the gas detector to a smartphone or tablet running the Sensepoint gas detector app.

    Sensepoint XRL is available as a flammable gas detector for the detection of potentially explosive gases or as a toxic gas detector for the detection of a range of toxic gas hazards commonly found in industrial applications.
    Winner of both iF and Red Dot design awards, Sensepoint XRL is designed with simple and quick installation in mind. And for initial calibration, all you need is our Sensepoint App on your smartphone and a cylinder of calibration gas — no need for walkie-talkie guidance with the control room. Use the Sensepoint App to create a profile for the detector, choose alarm set points, run test procedures and automatically generate a commissioning report, which you can send from your phone to other stakeholders or store for easy access in a safety inspection. No need for paperwork.

    Sensepoint XRL’s smartphone-based experience significantly reduces the time you spend on gas detector maintenance. And when doing maintenance checks, our Sensepoint App puts diagnostic information at your fingertips.

    It has bright indicator lights visible from a distance, making it easy to locate a detector requiring maintenance.  And the Bluetooth connection is non-intrusive so there is no need for a hot work permit.

    You can also save valuable time with easy reporting on the Sensepoint App. Whether you need a maintenance report for a certain detector or a gas history for a safety audit, just select the right report on the app and send it to other parties — or store it for easy recall.  For a complete gas leak detection system, Sensepoint XRL has the perfect partner in Touchpoint Plus, a configurable, easy-to-use controller for up to sixteen channels of gas detection.

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    Sensepoint XCL is a fixed gas detector that delivers the safety and compliance you expect. It was designed especially for commercial and light industrial applications, delivering just the right amount of functionality to protect people on your premises and ensure compliance with regulations.

    Sensepoint XCL combines a simple yet robust mechanical housing with a gas detector app, so you can use everyday technology to set up and maintain your gas detector — and quickly get back to business.

    Sensepoint XCL is available as a flammable gas detector for the detection of potentially explosive gases or as a toxic gas detector for the detection of a range of toxic gas hazards commonly found in commercial premises.

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    Features & Benefits

    Manage installation, commissioning and maintenance of the gas detector app on your smartphone
    Aesthetic design blends into the environment
    Simple, robust housing with our easiest ever installation and maintenance
    Integral gassing port for hard-to-reach locations
    Compatible with Touchpoint Plus and other industry-standard controllers
    mA loop or Modbus RTU output with optional relays
    Multi-colour LED status indicator
    Operating temperature −20 to 50°C, ingress protection IP65
    Choice of toxic, oxygen or flammable sensors



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