Searchpoint Optima Plus IR gas detector with optional HART output

first_imgHoneywell has launched a new Searchpoint Optima Plus model variant, which now includes the HART® (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) communications protocol.Searchpoint Optima Plus is a market-leading Point IR (Infrared) gas detector offering high performance detection of a wide range of hydrocarbon gases. With immunity to adverse weather affects such as snow, fog, rain and sunlight, and fail-to-safety operation, Searchpoint Optima Plus provides a flexible monitoring solution that is ideal for a diversity of hazardous applications.The addition of HART to this device enables sites using a 4-20 mA output to gain value-added functionality without any additional infrastructural wiring costs, because HART works by superimposing a digital signal on an existing 4-20 mA cable, meaning that no additional cabling is required. HART allows users to gain access to full information from Searchpoint Optima Plus anywhere in the loop, helping to save valuable time when carrying out routine maintenance work, because the full scope of work needed can be identified before entering the field.Using HART also eliminates the need for proprietary handheld devices because a single handheld HART communication device can be used to access any HART® enabled equipment on site, delivering further cost savings.The Value of Searchpoint Optima Plus with optional HART output:Flexibility to evolve with process changes: Searchpoint Optima Plus with optional HART output detects a wide range of hydrocarbon gasesEnhances site safety: High performance IR Point gas detector offering immunity to adverse weather and fail-to-safety operationReduces operational costs and saves money: HART does not require additional cabling on a 4-20 mA output and removes the need for proprietary handheld devices; a single handheld HART communication device can be used with any HART enabled equipment on siteReduces maintenance costs: HART allows full device information anywhere in the loop, via a handheld HART communication device, helping to reduce time spent in the field and easily accessible device information helps permit preventative maintenance.last_img read more