Closed-loop monitoring for improved area gas detection with the BW RigRat

26 April 2023

When carrying out area gas monitoring to safeguard groups of workers in the field, remote locations or in hazardous areas, closed-loop monitoring can improve the detection of dangerous gasses.

Closed-loop monitoring is a technique which is possible with the BW RigRat, and it works by connecting a BW Rigrat with up to 8 other RigRats. If one alarm goes off, then all monitors will go in to alarm, and the RigRat that has detected the danger will show a red light while the others will show an amber light.

As a result, workers are made aware of gas threats in a specific area so that they can take necessary action. The data collected from all monitors is reported in one place.

The closed-loop monitoring method therefore enables area gas monitoring across a larger area, with the maximum wireless distance between RigRat units (on ground level) being 984 ft. / 300 m (868-900 MHz) or 492 ft. / 150 m (2.4 GHz ).

The RigRat is an easily transportable piece of equipment that measures the following gases: LEL, CO2, VOC, CO, H2S, SO2, O2, NO, NO2, HCN, NH3 and CL2, and they are available to rent from Ashtead Technology.

For further information, request a price list here, email or call 01462 679 020.

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