Gas Detectors Introduce Radius BZ1 Area Monitor with LENS Wireless

Monday 17 October 2016, 1:44PM

By Beckie Wright


Gas Detectors is pleased to introduce the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor. The rugged, transportable Radius BZ1 provides an industry-leading run time while excelling at hazard communication, connectivity, and ease of use. When a gas hazard occurs, the Radius BZ1 ensures that workers in industrial environments not only know that the instrument is alarming, but why, thanks to audio and visual cues.


Loud audio alarms grab workers attention, even in high-noise environments. A large, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to see critical information from a safe distance. Ultra-bright blue and red lights and differing alarm tones help workers easily distinguish between critical and non-critical events. Additionally, custom alarm action messages, like “EVACUATE” or “VENTILATE,” allow workers to focus on taking appropriate action depending on the gas level.


With the Radius BZ1, Gas Detectors is launching a proprietary wireless platform called LENS Wireless. LENS Wireless is a peer-to-peer communication system that enhances worker safety by sharing alarms and gas readings between monitors. LENS Wireless works out of the box, forming a network automatically without the need for IT setup, infrastructure, or a central controller. Gas readings are passed from one monitor to the next, ensuring that hazards are communicated across worksites. The simplicity of deploying and using LENS Wireless helps workers to respond faster, and with real-time information, when gas emergencies occur.


The design of the Radius BZ1 makes the instrument easy to maintain thanks to its intuitive, text-based navigation and the removable, patent-pending SafeCore Module. The SafeCore Module houses all critical technology pieces such as sensors, software, pump, and LENS Wireless. Safety personnel can automatically bump test, calibrate, manage settings, and update software using DSX Docking Stations. The interchangeable nature of the SafeCore Module also lets instrument owners have a smaller, rotating fleet to ensure continuous gas detection coverage in the field. Finally, users can have confidence that gas readings are accurate and workers are safe, even when instruments are deployed for an extended period without maintenance, thanks to the redundant sensors in patented DualSense Technology available in the Radius BZ1.


Other key features include detection of up to seven gases using 15 sensor options including PID, longest running area monitor with a typical run time of 7 days, and the intrinsic safety external power supply can extend battery run time to over one month.


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