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The May 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 29 April 2022

The May 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Hydrogen, Human Factors, Pipelines, and Safety Valves, as well as PPTEx Supplement #16 with articles on mobile analytical technology for detecting natural gas leaks and new technologies helping to improve worker safety. Read it now!...

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Effective natural gas leak detection using mobile analytical technology 29 April 2022

Methane leaks from natural gas pipelines require monitoring and control to minimise their impact for environmental and safety reasons. Doug Baer, Global Product Line Manager - Laser Analyzers for ABB Measurement & Analytics, explains how the latest generation of mobile gas leak detection measurement technologies can help sniff out leaks....

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Unmanned ground vehicle helps to tackle nuclear challenges 29 April 2022

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) helps UK companies win work across the nuclear sector – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and in other high-value manufacturing industries....

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Robotics collaboration develops inspection solution for hazardous areas 29 April 2022

Two robotics companies have collaborated to develop a robot capable of inspecting mining infrastructure, improving safety by removing the need for a human to conduct dangerous inspections. Australian companies Nexxis and Blueprint Labs have combined with the former’s software and technology with the latter’s robotic arms to produce an inspection robot for harsh environments....

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AI-powered environment, health and safety platform 29 April 2022

Intenseye has built an AI-powered environment, health and safety (EHS) platform that helps companies to scale employee health and safety across facilities....

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Augmented reality will be a vital tool for bridging the oil and gas industry’s skills gap, new report says 29 April 2022

According to a new report from data and analytics company, GlobalData, the oil & gas industry needs to capitalise on emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR) to accelerate the training of a new generation of workers or be left paralysed in the face of disruption. The report says that the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitics, and energy transition expectations have caused the industry’s skills gap to slip down company’s agendas....

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New technologies helping to improve worker safety 28 April 2022

Millions of workplace accidents happen each year, many of which are within the power of employers to prevent. According to recent research, while overall worker safety has improved over the last decade, some industries seem to have plateaued or even reverted in recent years....

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COVID-19 boosts adoption of virtual reality in the oil and gas industry, new research shows 01 March 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a shift to remote working, which has boosted the adoption of virtual reality (VR) by oil and gas companies for training, collaboration, and data visualization, new research has said. Data analysts GlobalData, which conducted the research, says the shift is likely to persist even though most employees have now returned to offices....

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Major pharmaceutical company reduces downtimes, improves safety using drone for tank inspections 22 February 2022

Large scale tanks used for manufacturing pharmaceutical products are made out of stainless steel, since it is the best material for cleaning, and they must be kept clean at all times. After each production run the tanks are cleaned with acid and lye....

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Neptune turns to digital twins for Dutch CCS 16 February 2022

Neptune Energy is developing “digital twins” of two platforms in the Dutch North Sea to save money, time and emissions on offshore work. The twins will also be used with planning a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the same licence area....

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