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  • Hazardex 2021 Awards for Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    03 December 2020

    The 2021 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition is taking place on 16 & 17 June 2021 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The 2021 Hazardex Awards for Excellence will include six categories for which nominations are now open!...

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  • UK HSE and Lloyd’s Register apply machine learning to mine insight from decades of safety data

    01 December 2020

    Lloyd’s Register is working with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to bring together and analyse safety data on an unprecedented scale, powered by its latest digital innovation - Severity Scanner. The tool has been enabled by Discovering Safety which has allowed unprecedented access to lessons learnt from past incidents in order to make the working world safer and prevent death and serious injury....

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  • Secure remote maintenance for safety systems

    26 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a boost in digitisation that no one could have imagined. It can therefore be expected that previously known trends towards automation and digitalisation will continue to increase even faster. A particularly important aspect of digitalisation is the issue of remote access to industrial facilities....

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  • Digitalisation in Service and Maintenance - Process Industry in Transition

    19 November 2020

    Where once technicians used a clipboard and a pen, remote monitors, smartphones, and tablets with the appropriate applications, software solutions, and real-time information are now the tools of choice....

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  • Total deploys connected headsets using Microsoft Teams for remote collaboration

    17 November 2020

    Energy major Total is using a range of connected headsets that use Microsoft Teams for remote collaboration and troubleshooting at North America’s largest polypropylene site. The devices from RealWear, which are voice-enabled and clipped onto hardhats, have been deployed at Total’s La Porte Polypropylene plant in Texas....

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The safety role of hardware in digital oilfield solutions 17 November 2020

State-of-the-art, bespoke hardware is playing a more important role than ever in helping companies deliver digital oilfield solutions to extract oil and gas more safely, efficiently and cost effectively....

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Data and the new oil industry 17 November 2020

As far back as 2006, mathematician Clive Humby boldly stated that “data is the new oil.” Not everyone agrees with this, but there’s no denying that data is invaluable, or that it plays an increasingly important role in modern industrial applications. Here, George Walker, Managing Director of Novotek UK and Ireland, explains why this ‘new oil’ is integral to ushering in a new era of downstream oil and gas....

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Why a fast response to safety issues in an ATEX environment is essential – and possible with the right tools 17 November 2020

Health and safety in potentially explosive environments can be difficult to ensure, but not impossible if the correct equipment is used. Navigating the health and safety protocols surrounding ATEX or explosive environments can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t currently have the correct tools and policy in place....

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Smart access solutions 17 November 2020

Access control provider Locken gained ATEX certification in 2019 for its electronic access control solution that is powered by a contactless technology patented by parent company Iseo. The solution complies with the requirements for explosive atmospheres and provides a contactless and current-free solution for ATEX access points....

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Communication solutions for high noise environments 17 November 2020

Founded in 2006 through a partnership with the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, Australia-based Sensear has developed and manufactured digital over-the-ear and in-the-ear headsets for use with two-way radio and Bluetooth communication devices....

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