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Honeywell acquires gas monitoring company Rebellion Photonics

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Honeywell has recently acquired Houston, US-based Rebellion Photonics, a provider of intelligent visual gas monitoring solutions that maximise safety, operational performance, emissions mitigation and compliance in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries.

Rebellion’s real-time monitoring platform visually identifies and quantifies gas releases to detect and analyse leaks quickly, keeping workers safe.

The intelligent monitoring system includes a software platform driven by artificial intelligence (AI), which automatically alerts plant operators if a gas leak, fire or security issue is detected and provides detailed analytics.

Rebellion’s self-calibrating technology reduces the need to install, maintain and calibrate sensors throughout a site.

The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business, which provides a wide range of gas detection technologies, safety equipment, mobility solutions and software to help keep workers safe.

"To rapidly respond to a gas leak and keep their facilities safe, oil and gas, petrochemical and power companies are deploying Rebellion Photonics' next generation visual monitoring technology powered by machine learning," said John Waldron, president and CEO of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions.

"This acquisition complements Honeywell's strong portfolio of process technologies, automation and gas detection solutions and accelerates our transformation to a software-industrial company. Rebellion's employees share our mission of helping keep workers healthy and safe on the job while reducing the environmental impacts of gas emissions."

"Honeywell is an amazing company and a recognised leader in our industry. We are excited to be part of their world-class family," added Robert Kester, CEO of Rebellion Photonics. "Automated visual monitoring is the future of gas leak detection. Combining our products with Honeywell's platform will make this the new industry standard for safety and environmental monitoring globally."