Honeywell BW Solo Single Gas Detector Review

Honeywell BW Solo is an easy-to-service single-gas detector with Bluetooth connectivity that provides real-time visibility into the status and safety of hazardous-area workers. It helps companies respond faster, more knowingly, and decisively to safety incidents.

What are the sensor options for the Honeywell BW Solo?

Sensor options for the BW solo are:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Ammonia (NH3)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Chlorine (CL2)
  • Hydrogen (H2)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Ethylene oxide (ETO)
  • Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2)
  • Hydrogen (H2)
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

BW SOLO Sensor ranges

H2S (0-200ppm).

CO (0-2000ppm).

O2 (0-30%vol).

Cl2 (0-50ppm).

ClO2 (0-1ppm).

ETO (0-100ppm).

H2 (0-1000ppm).

HCN (0-100ppm).

NH3 (0-1000ppm).

NO (0-250ppm).

NO2 (0-100ppm).

O3 (0-1ppm).

PH3 (0-5ppm).

SO2 (0-100ppm).

Ten things you should know about Honeywell BW SOLO

Here are the ten things you should know about the BW SOLO.

You can download data and create reports.

Data from the detector or its IntelliDox docking station is downloadable to a PC, where it can be aggregated and managed through Honeywell’s Safety Suite software platform to automate key compliance tasks like regulatory records management.

Extensive Gas Configurations

The BW Solo Wireless has over 14 sensor options, including extended ranges and exotic gases.

This makes it a suitable monitor for various applications where personal single-gas monitoring is essential.


This is a serviceable unit, and its ease of maintenance and serviceability can lower the long-term ownership cost of a gas monitoring system.

Connected Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities

The Bluetooth capability will enable the unit to be connected to a computer or your phone without a cable, easing device configuration and data download.

Lightweight convenience

BW solo just weighs 116 grams, which makes it easy for service women and men to carry it in case of emergency. 

The new 1-Series sensor for enhanced reliability

BW SOLO is the first single-gas detector with a 1 Series CO, H2S, O2, and CO2 sensor. These sensors are compact and more reliable, hence making them more accurate.

Easy-to-read display for multiple languages

BW SOLO has an option for multiple languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

User-friendly operation

BW Solo uses just one button, which makes it easy to operate.

Ease of maintenance

BW SOLO is the easiest single-gas detector to service, with no need to take it apart to replace sensors, batteries, and sensor filters. That means long life and low cost.

Triple Alarm System

The BW Solo Wireless features a triple alarm system, which means the monitor will sound, flash, and vibrate when it enters alarm mode.

Applications of BW SOLO

BW Solo can be used in many industries. Here are some of them.

  •  Industries
  • Gas pipeline Installations
  • Oil fields, refineries, and
  • Petrochemical Plants.

FAQ: Honeywell BW Solo

What is a BW SOLO?

Serviceable single gas detector designed to detect levels of O2, CO, H2S, NH3, CO2, SO2, HCN, CL2, NO, NO2, PH3, ETO, CLO2, O3 or H2.  

How many gas options can I choose from BW SOLO?

Honeywell BW SOLO can detect up to 14 user-selected common and exotic gases. 

How often can I bump-test BW solo?

Honeywell recommends to bump test the BW solo each day before using it.

What Is A Bump Test In Gas Detection?

How often should I calibrate Honeywell BW SOLO?

Honeywell recommends calibrating BW SOLO every 180 days.

Gas Detector Calibration

What is the warranty on BW SOLO?

Three years for instruments equipped with 1-Series sensor and two years for instruments equipped with 4 Series sensor.

Three years for CO, H2S, and O2 1-Series sensors, two years on 4 Series sensors, except for one year for Cl2, ClO2, NH3, O3, and ETO.

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