Finding an effective and affordable way to protect people and property in challenging remote locations from the critical dangers of hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) may strike you as an award-winning achievement. We are delighted to say that the staff at Processing magazine agree with you since they presented the Rosemount 928 wireless toxic gas monitor with a 2018 Breakthrough Product Award (read more here).
According to Processing, the Breakthrough Products of the Year Awards recognize product, technology and service solutions that made significant contributions in the process industries within the last year and that are expected to have an impact for years to come.
The development of the Rosemount 928 wireless toxic gas monitor was driven by the fact that many of the sites where deadly H2S accumulation is prevalent and poses the most danger are remote, complex locations where the costs of installing wiring and conduit for power and communication can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars per point. These remote applications would include any site where high sulfur content fossil fuels are extracted, refined, stored, or transported. The more remote the site, the more expensive the installation, which limits the number of critical gas detectors placed in appropriate locations. As a result, remote locations may not have toxic hydrogen sulfide monitors, and instead personnel would wear portable gas detectors when on site. This, however, only provides real-time detection without advanced notification of critically toxic environments before personnel enter, posing a critical risk.
The Rosemount 928 monitor solves the problem using fully integrated wireless technology. Monitoring H2S at challenging locations using a wireless toxic gas monitoring system provides users with the fundamental advantages of wireless technology – and a great deal more. It significantly reduces the costs of initial installation by an estimated 60 percent compared with a conventional wired gas detector and increases the speed to install and commission. It allows the user to place sensors where they want and need them, and to implement new applications in remote locations with total flexibility. The Rosemount 928 also leverages the industry-leading Emerson WirelessHART® technology to integrate with over 30,000 existing Emerson wireless networks worldwide, allowing operators currently using various wireless measurement devices to seamlessly incorporate gas monitoring at their facilities.
The Rosemount 928 offers high performance, accuracy, battery life, and wireless communication integrity, which enables users to effectively deploy life-saving gas monitoring at any site easily and at a moment’s notice.
We are honored that both Processing magazine and users in a wide range of industries find the Rosemount 928 to be a significant breakthrough in gas monitoring technologies.