Personal Gas Monitor
Global sales of unique connected personal and area gas monitors reach over $2 million
Sep 01 2023
The global workplace safety market is expected to reach $42.96 billion by 2032 with an annual growth rate of 11.8%, according to Polaris Market Research. Blackline Safety has seen a 50% growth in its fire-hazmat personal and area gas monitor business in the last year alone. This equates to over $2 million in total contract value of Blackline’s real-time, cloud-connected safety products and services, which are ubiquitous to the fire and hazmat, oil and gas, petrochemical, food production, biotech, transportation, utilities, and water and wastewater sectors worldwide.
Doug Mayer, Blackline Fire Hazmat Business Development Specialist, explained “Blackline’s number 1 priority is helping organisations keep their employees and communities safe, and recognising that every second counts in an emergency. We have reimagined safety solutions for various scenarios – from chemical spills and fires to floods, gas leaks, explosions, and any other high-risk situation – by enabling organisations to respond with unprecedented speed, accuracy and as-it-happens visibility.”
Blackline’s globally acclaimed G7 personal gas detectors and G7 EXO area gas monitors, which have been designed and developed to operate in the most extreme and toughest conditions, with GPS-enabled location tracking, provide users with layers of protection to give them a critical lifeline during an emergency. These award-winning devices are supported by Blackline Live, the highly effective, cloud-connected monitoring and analytics platform developed by Blackline; this technology allows organisations to view in real-time all their workers’ locations and gas readings in the field and configure their devices via any internet-connected device, no matter how remote the location.
“Imagine being able to position an incident command centre and direct responders from anywhere in mere minutes – that’s the game-changing capability of the Blackline Live monitoring platform,” Mayer said. “With quick connectivity and real-time data continuously streaming to the command centre, decision makers can immediately understand the situation and risks, and confidently and quickly deploy potentially life-saving responses, including coordinating and communicating with stakeholders like local, state or federal agencies.”
Blackline’s G7 solutions provide real-time connected safety for lone workers and personnel in emergency situations. Incident managers can see the location of incident responders and monitor team members, along with crucial variables such as gas exposures, person down, no motion, SOS latch, etc. from any location. Swappable gas sensor cartridges enable operators to choose single-gas diffusion, multi-gas diffusion or multi-gas pump cartridges for any device. Each instrument can be configured en route to the location by exchanging the pre-calibrated sensor cartridge rather than swapping the entire device. Using a Vlahi proprietary, government-endorsed plume dispersion modelling platform, incident leaders can view the size, direction, speed, and spread of the escaped gases to keep exposure to a minimum and respond as effectively as possible to protect their community. In the event of incidents such as major fires or chemical spills, the devices’ area monitoring capabilities inform first responders when evacuation or shelter-in-place commands may be necessary and help to reassure communities they are safe. All data collected by Blackline’s instruments can be imported to the central control room, or a third party, thanks to software platforms to analyse incident responses and identify areas for improvement.
“Subjective post-mortems are no longer enough to ensure effective fire and hazmat responses,” Mayer said. “Blackline Safety’s advanced technology allows organisations to actually see what’s happening in the field in real-time so they can effectively collaborate with down-range responders in real-time, and also gives them the ability to predict what might happen in the future.”
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