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  • Gas leaks: how to pick the right tool to protect people, plants, and the planet?

    20 November 2023

    Undetected gas leaks cause ethical, ecological, and economic concerns. With the right leak detection solution in place, industrial plants can mitigate risks and maintain profitability. The alignment of technology with their specific challenges is the key....

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  • Enhance your industrial maintenance productivity with rugged tech solutions

    15 November 2023

    Uptime is often the simplest primary performance metric in high-volume industrial manufacturing and operations. A programme or product’s profitability centres around making the part as efficient as possible. As a result, machine downtime negatively impacts overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)....

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  • Innovative nuclear site monitoring and inspection technologies showcased at demo day

    26 June 2023

    The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) hosted a demo day to showcase the progress of 10 projects funded through the Remote Monitoring of Sensitive Sites competition....

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  • Researchers use autonomous technologies to make mines safer

    05 June 2023

    How do you use drones and robots to make underground mining less risky for workers? Virginia Tech researcher Richard Bishop and his West Virginia University collaborators are working to answer this question. A recent two-year, $569,149 (£458,000) grant will allow the team to study ways to use autonomous drones to predict and prevent roof collapses underground....

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  • Crewless maintenance vessels to support offshore wind farm repairs

    01 June 2023

    Electric remotely operated vehicles (eROVs) that perform maintenance and repair tasks on offshore wind turbines are being developed by the National Robotarium in partnership with Geo-data specialist Fugro. Deployed from Fugro’s uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), the companies are working closely together to explore how the offshore energy sector can benefit from advancing this autonomous technology....

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What’s the difference between IP DECT and Digital Radio Technology? 16 May 2023

IP Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (IP DECT) and Digital Radio are both communication technologies that assist mobile workforces. They have similar functionality, with both handsets supporting voice and messaging features, built in panic buttons and tilt sensors to protect lone workers....

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How real-time data could be the beginning of the end for occupational silicosis 16 May 2023

Silicosis is now the most common occupational lung disease in the world, and silica dust has been described as ‘the new asbestos’ due to the extreme threat it poses to human health....

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International robotics community called upon to help develop fusion energy 27 April 2023

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is calling upon the international robotics community to help make fusion energy part of the world’s future energy supply in a bid to combat climate change and build towards a net zero society....

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Innovative use of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles at Sellafield 24 March 2023

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is working with Sellafield Ltd on the deployment of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Cumbrian site. It is part of the licensee’s drive to accelerate hazard risk reduction through new and innovative approaches within the industry, which ONR supports....

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The Hazardex Awards 06 February 2023

The Hazardex Awards programme has long been a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. The awards offer Hazardex readers the ability to play their part in raising awareness and standards across the sector by nominating a company, product or service, entering their vote, and encouraging colleagues to do likewise....

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