BW RigRat - Transportable Area Gas Monitor

Honeywell BW RigRat brings a new level of user-friendliness to Transportable Multi-Gas Area Monitors, so your people can work with confidence in hazardous areas. Simply place the monitor nearby, and it will alert workers to area gas threats so they can take action.

The BW RigRat Transportable Area Monitor complements your personal gas detectors, protecting workers wherever they’re at risk. Unlike some transportable area monitors, the BW RigRat is fully self-contained — with no need to repurpose your personal gas detectors for an area monitoring application. Continue using your existing personal detectors to monitor workers’ breathing zone, while using the BW RigRat to monitor an area.

Up to six gas sensors installed in a unit — with the flexibility to switch them out as your needs change. Choose from more than 15 4R+ sensors for toxic gases, oxygen, and combustible gases at the lower explosive limit (LEL).  A photo-ionization detector (PID) for volatile organic compounds and Infrared sensors for highly flammable gases.

Perimeter or Area Monitoring without the need of cables

Honeywell BW RigRat - Connect to Form a Wireless Safety Perimeter

As part of Honeywell’s Connected Worker portfolio, Honeywell BW RigRat simplifies your daily challenges in safety, compliance and productivity.

Want to monitor a large area with high-risk work? Create a safety perimeter around a tank or pipe?

Simply position several Honeywell BW RigRat Area Monitors to form a wireless chain, no cables no troublesome set-up, licenses or using your portables on the monitor.

Instant threat awareness
When one monitor alarms, they all alarm, notifying workers of a gas leak in the area so they can stop working or evacuate.

No broken chains.
Need to remove a monitor from the chain? Have no fear that one missing link will take down the rest. Instead, if you remove one Honeywell BW RigRat, the rest of the chain continues operating as normal.

Wireless assistant for easy setup and troubleshooting
How strong is the wireless connection between your monitors? Simply navigate to the Wireless Assistant screen to see the signal strength for each monitor, so you can reposition monitors as needed.

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Connect to the TouchPoint Plus Controller for Visibility on Area Monitors and Personal Detectors

Everything about Honeywell BW RigRat is easy, and that includes control. Use it with Honeywell’s Touchpoint Plus, a touchscreen wireless controller for up to 72 channels of gas detection.

Take control

  • See the gas readings of all your Honeywell BW RigRat monitors, and program outputs such as lights,
    horns, fans or shutdowns
  • No cables. Since Touchpoint Plus is wireless, it’s easy to connect — with no damage-prone cables that take days to install
  • Integrate area monitors and personal detectors

Do you have a team of workers using Honeywell BW RigRats along with wireless personal gas detectors? Use the Honeywell BW RigRat as a hub that connects them to the controller. So if a personal detector goes into alarm, you will know it with centralized control.

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Honeywell Bw RigRat Sensor Options

Model Number



15.8 x 11.4 x 18.5 in. / 40.0 x 29.0 x 47.0 cm


8 kg/ 17.6 lb

Gas Sensor Slots

Up to 6

Gas Sampling Method

Pumped or diffusion


Rechargeable Li-ion battery (3.7V/ 26.4 Ah)

Charging Time

Less than 18 hours when the instrument is powered off

Running Time

8 weeks for low-powered model; other models vary by configuration


One-button operation and programming


3.5″ 240 x 320 TFT color LCD with white LED backlight


Red/yellow/ green LED alarm; buzzer alarm 108 dBA @1 m; on-screen indication of alarm conditions

Data Logging

Complete gas sensors and instrument information for at least 4 months at one-minute intervals


ISM license free band:

Bluetooth Low Energy Module (BT 4.2/5.0), 2.4 GHz in default;

Mesh Module: IEEE 802.15.4 868 MHz / 915MHz /2.4 GHz (optional); OR

Wi-Fi Module: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz (optional)

Radio Module & Range

Bluetooth Low Energy: RMBLEC, up to 16.4 ft. / 5 m;

Mesh: RM900A or RM2400, up to 984 ft. / 300 m;

Wi-Fi: RMWIFIC, up to 164 ft. / 50 m;

Outdoor Location

GPS receiver module: GPS L1 frequency (1575.42 MHz) (optional)

IP Rating

IP65 for pumped models; IP67 for diffusion models


-4 to +140° F / -20 to +60° C for pumped models;

-40 to +140° F / -40 to +60° C for diffusion models


5 – 95% RH (non‑condensing)

Safety Certifications

cCSAus Class I Division 1; Group A, B, C, D; T4;


I M1 Ex ia I Ma

II 1G Ex ia da IIC T4 Ga

For LELIR/CO2 sensor installed:

I M1 Ex ia I Ma

II 2G Ex ia da db IIC T4 Gb

1G Ex ia da IIC T4 Ga

Wireless Approvals

FCC Part 15, IC, RE-D


RoHS Compliant, Directive (EU) 2015/863

Noise Sensor

70-110 dBA range; (respond: 100 Hz to 8 kHz), 1 dB resolution;

A-weighted 15 second equivalent level; updated every 5 seconds

External Ports

Safe Area Charge Port (AC CHG Safe Area)

Battery charger input 6 VDC 3A typical; connect to AC/DC adaptor

Feild Charge (IS CHG Hazardous)

Intrinsically safe line power supply input to extend instrument run time (low power model only)

Raemet Port (Serial)

Port to RAEMet wind sensor (optional)

Analog/Switch Input Port (4-20 mA In)

4-20 mA signal input, X1 channel/switch on/off signal input, X1 channel (optional)

On/Off Switch Output (Switch)

Max 20 V/ 120 mA, SPDT Normal Open, X3 channels for external ports (optional). Refer to the User Guide for complete details.

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