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  • Case study: automation and digitalisation at scale

    05 May 2021

    ANYbotics has collaborated with global chemical manufacturer BASF to deploy ANYmal at one of the company’s sites. The autonomous, four-legged robot has helped display the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments....

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  • Adapting to change and remaining resilient

    24 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of the most robust supply chains and has ushered in a new way of working. This has changed how companies operate in an unprecedented manner. Here’s how motor and drive manufacturer WEG kept going during the first few months of the pandemic to maintain customer supply and help in the COVID-19 fight....

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  • Switch to single source LED lighting saves OQ Chemicals $50k annually

    15 February 2021

    A switch to single source LED industrial lighting at the Bishop petro-chemical facility of OQ Chemicals, located just outside Corpus Christi, Texas, is saving the plant some $50,000 annually in reduced maintenance costs with additional savings in reduced energy costs and virtually eliminating lighting maintenance whilst also producing substantial improvements in visibility, sustainability and staff safety....

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  • Occupational health & safety management systems – the business case for ISO 45001

    17 November 2020

    The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has been providing a framework of standards that British industry has been familiar with for years. These have defined electrical and mechanical connections, product specifications, processes and all manner of things. As they define the way products and services work together, obtaining certification that a business complies to an ISO standard can be a major investment....

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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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Safeguarding the new world-scale BASF production plant for acetylene in Ludwigshafen 02 November 2020

HIMA has delivered a comprehensive safety solution consisting of hardware, software and engineering for BASF's new world-scale acetylene facility. BASF has now commissioned this ultramodern facility at its Ludwigshafen site, which features a capacity to produce 90,000 metric tons of acetylene per year....

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Setting the foundations for digital operations in an upper tier COMAH site 03 September 2020

Siemens Digital Industries (Siemens DI) has helped Kemira, a global chemical manufacturer, achieve record breaking productivity levels at its Bradford plant. By deploying an integrated solution, Siemens DI enabled Kemira to optimise how it makes its polyacrylamide products, which are used for the cleaning of municipal and industrial wastewater....

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Ensuring your communication system supports your intrinsically safe operations 17 June 2020

When assessing your current communications capabilities, an organisation charged with running critical national infrastructure would need to ask itself a number of key questions....

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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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Fire protection at a new oil products storage facility in Ghana 17 December 2019

The New Petroleum Products Storage and Distribution Terminal is spread across an area of more than 113,000 square metres in the port city of Tema near Accra in Ghana. Eight buildings on the site required the highest possible standard of fire protection....

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