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Case study: The challenges of personnel location in the Kashagan Field 20 February 2019

The Kashagan Field is a very large offshore oilfield located in Kazakhstan’s part of the North Caspian Sea where a number of artificial islands have been built as bases for hydrocarbon extraction. The largest of these is D-island, which is approximately 120,000 m2. Dr. Charlotte Richardson of S3 ID looks at some of the challenges of personnel location in this particularly hostile work environment and explains the solution arrived at to provide effect...

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ANYmal – A unique quadruped robot for harsh environments 14 December 2018

In this article, the latest in a series on the development of robotic solutions for difficult environments, Dr. Peter Fankhauser of ANYbotics AG of in Switzerland describes the development of ANYmal, built specifically to work autonomously in challenging surroundings....

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On-scene HAZMAT response with a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer 03 October 2018

Responders rely first on their knowledge and experience, and then on the tools in their toolkit to keep themselves and the public safe. Chemical scenes can be chaotic and getting actionable information quickly is vital. Unknowns can be incredibly dangerous. Having the right tools in the toolkit and understanding their capabilities is critical to mission success. ...

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Risk and consequence modelling case study 16 August 2018

The project involved a large residential development set in gardens with community facilities including cafes, restaurants, retail and leisure in a major UK city. Consultancy activities involved advising on DSEAR regulatory compliance in relation to an Energy Centre incorporated into the basement of a multi-use building....

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The difference made by efficient data communications at a Czech coal mine 16 July 2018

Data networks supporting monitoring and control systems within mining applications require a special kind of robustness. Not only do the operating conditions include fluctuating temperatures, dust and dirt, but there is also constant vibration, which is extremely tough on network devices and cables. ...

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Total Cost of Ownership and the “X” symbol on Ex-lighting 26 June 2018

When sourcing explosion-proof lighting for use in hazardous areas, end users and contractors should ensure not only that the lighting meets the appropriate Health & Safety standards, but also that they’ve considered its Total Cost of Ownership or Lifecycle costs. It is also important to understand any implications denoted by an “X” symbol in the product certificate, says Gordon Low of Glamox....

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New Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex takes advantage of shale revolution 15 June 2018

In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially started construction on its $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Pennsylvania, a project that will take several years to complete. Shell made it official in June last year when it announced a final investment decision on the plant. Since then, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the site for main construction....

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Pressure vessel integrity - the key to nuclear fusion 16 May 2018

In a battle to create a world that no longer relies on fossil fuels, Tokamak Energy is aiming to realise the first-ever reactor that could produce clean power from fusion, the process that happens in the centre of the Sun. ...

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Safety management software and gas monitoring 11 April 2018

Companies that invest in the latest connected technology not only ensure regulatory compliance and the regular maintenance of safety equipment that is key to protecting workers. Here Prabhu Soundarrajan of Honeywell Industrial Safety explains how cutting-edge safety management and monitoring software can enable businesses to streamline safety processes, and reduce safety compliance and maintenance costs....

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How the latest localisation beacon technology is helping Lufthansa’s journey towards Industry 4.0 13 December 2017

German airline Lufthansa is seeking to develop the full potential of expanded organisational information flowing from the new technologies we group together under the Industry 4.0 banner. One important element of this is the integratation of the latest mobile and beacon technology to capture location, tracking and sensor data from the people, assets and systems within its operations....

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