Five area gas monitors, one at each level of a Coker unit, were set up at one of the world’s leading oil refineries. With use of repeaters, each unit was configured to report information back to a central laptop computer. The lengthy setup time and issues with latency and signals burdened by the Coker unit infrastructure made this configuration challenging. Transmission of information was inconsistent, and often attendants had to go to the individual monitors to verify the readings. In addition, the setup was compromised by each unit’s 12-hour maximum battery life. With the intention to monitor the designated areas around the clock, the units could not be moved, and personnel had to go replace the batteries twice a day.
With a setup time of less than 5 minutes and a typical run time of 7 days, the Radius BZ1 Area Monitors were the perfect solution.