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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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Smart and wearable personal protective equipment - Early product success could pave way for broader adoption 01 November 2019

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about connected workers and smart and wearable products being the future of the personal and protective equipment (PPE) industry. This article by Sanjiv Bhaskar of Frost & Sullivan looks at some of the results from the company’s recent research into this sector and highlights possible future trends....

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Personnel location technology on an offshore super-complex in the Persian Gulf 28 August 2019

The Al Nasr super-complex consists of many platforms, towers and facilities off the United Arab Emirates. In this. In this article, Dr Charlotte Richardson of S3 ID discusses the different radio location technologies used on the project and explores the benefits of each. ...

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AR and VR may hold the key to highly efficient industrial maintenance 22 August 2019

Modern virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are more than quirky arcade attractions, they offer a wealth of benefits to food and beverage maintenance engineers. Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial VR specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how VR could redefine industrial maintenance and enhance food plant safety. ...

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Safe and secure gas monitoring using Bluetooth technology 08 August 2019

Shane McEwen, gas detection product manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety, says that a combination of Bluetooth connectivity and app-based reporting can enable service staff to quickly, efficiently and safely check gas detectors from the comfort of the factory floor....

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The new method of arc flash PPE testing explained 05 August 2019

Currently, arc flash PPE must meet the international standard for protection against arc flash incidents, IEC 61482. However, in May 2019, a new version of IEC 61482-1-1 is expected be published, changing the way arc flash garments are tested. Mark Lant of ProGARM explains the changes in the new testing method, and what this means for businesses....

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