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  • Industrial safety market worth $3bn in 2018, over $5.4bn by 2025

    31 January 2020

    A new report released by Zion Market Research says the global industrial safety market was worth around $3.04 billion in 2018 and will rise to around $5.41 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% in the period 2019-2025....

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  • Hazardex Awards 2020 - VOTING CLOSED

    30 January 2020

    A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. VOTING DEADLINE: 06/02/20...

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  • Utilities company puts handheld gas detection to the test

    29 January 2020

    Launched in 2005, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has a regulated gas distribution business which includes approximately 35,000 kilometres of gas pipes across Wales and the south west of England. Covering a sixth of the UK, WWU takes care of 2.5 million gas supply points in homes and businesses in a catchment area with a population of 7.5 million people....

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  • Mind the gap: How technology is creating safer working environments

    29 January 2020

    Hazardous working environments occur in multiple industries and sectors, all over the world. Such hazards cover everything from machinery and equipment that could potentially injure people, to ATEX-rated environments. In this article, Noel Sheppard, General Manager at Distec, discusses how technology is improving communication and operations in hazardous areas....

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  • Creating the future of oil & gas with intrinsically safe wearable computers

    29 January 2020

    For each day that a typical 200,000-barrel-a-day refinery goes offline, that’s close to $12 million USD in lost revenue. That’s $12 million USD lost for every day your frontline workers have to wait for an expert to learn about the situation, travel to the site, and complete the fix. It doesn’t have to be this way....

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Oil and gas industry warming up to wearable tech 29 January 2020

Wearable tech is still in its infancy in the industrial space, and much of the developments today are largely catering to the consumer markets. However, oil and gas companies have started evaluating the possibilities of deploying wearable devices in day-to-day operations....

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Haptic gloves for virtual reality training 29 January 2020

California-based BeBop Sensors has developed smart sensor fabric that is able to capture data and track the wearer’s hands. The Forte Wireless Data Gloves have flexible sensors embedded in the fabric which enables tracking and data collection. This enables a person’s hand movements to be realistically recreated in a virtual environment....

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Wearable technology eliminates microsleeps 29 January 2020

The Life series of products, developed by Australia-based SmartCap, are wearable technologies that help prevent microsleeps by providing accurate alertness measurements in real-time to operators and drivers....

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Exoskeletons reduce risk of injury and augment user strength 29 January 2020

Sarcos Robotics has developed two technologies to help reduce the risk of injury within industrial and hazardous environments. The Guardian GT is a human-controlled, dual-armed, exoskeleton system that enables the operator to lift and move heavy objects, or to cut pipelines and handle hazardous materials from a safer distance....

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IoT enabled hard hat provides real-time situational awareness 29 January 2020

Detroit-based Guardhat develops wearables, infrastructure and software platforms to provide a safer and more productive work environment for frontline industrial workers in heavy manufacturing industries. Founded in October 2014 by industry veterans and a former steel & mining CEO, Guardhat's aim is to modernise safety and enhance last mile connectivity in the industrial workplace....

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