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Digitalisation for a new age 14 May 2020

In 2020, there have been and will be many developments across all industries where explosive atmospheres mean strict rules need to be adhered to....

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Improving workplace health and safety with wearable technology 14 May 2020

There have been many arguments made about how the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could replace the role of workers across numerous industries. However, the reality is that full automation is not a pragmatic approach and will not be a realistic goal for years to come, despite impressive advancements in technology....

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Digital transformation in oil and gas 14 May 2020

Digital transformation has been at the forefront of every industry. Market intelligence company IDC predicts that worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach US$2.3 trillion in 2023. The oil and gas industry will be part of that expenditure, but simply changing paper or analogue-based information into digital is not enough to realise the overall benefits digital transformation has to offer in the long term....

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The May issue of Hazardex is now available! 01 May 2020

The May issue of Hazardex can now be read online. The issue includes the Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition review, PPTex Supplement No.8, plus features on Chemicals and Occupational Safety....

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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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The role of software in safety 05 November 2019

Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) are changing the way that both individuals and companies detect risks in hazardous environments. Their prevalence in industry is increasing as companies look to modernise and improve their safety operations. ...

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Wearables & PPE in Industry 4.0 04 November 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is seeing changes in every aspect of manufacturing and resource extraction, including worker safety. While 20th century personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue to be necessary in hazardous environments, the need for personnel to enter those environments is decreasing. ...

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