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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Hazardex Awards for Excellence

    14 September 2021

    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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  • Emergency evacuations – ensuring efficient and reliable roll calls

    24 August 2021

    The fire drill has been a familiar event throughout the lives of most people. From termly practice runs at school through to the regular office drills, we’ve all experienced the scheduled interruption to the day to file out in an orderly fashion and assemble at a designated meeting point....

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Rescue robot developed for disaster recovery in hazardous environments 28 June 2021

A remotely-operated rescue robot built to help with disaster recovery in hazardous industrial environments has been developed by an engineering firm for Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. In the event of an incident the robot, developed by UK-based company Forth, can be sent in remotely and operated at a safe distance from a command and control centre....

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New research shines light on technology’s role in lone worker safety 01 June 2021

New research amongst over 120 health and safety specialists has highlighted the rising importance of technology to help prevent, manage and respond to workplace risks and adapt to changing working practices. The report, published by Peoplesafe, documents how COVID has created a rise in employee safety requirements and lone working for more than three quarters (77%) of businesses, accelerating technology adoption....

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CNOOC builds China's first smart offshore gas field cluster 13 May 2021

On April 29, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced the completion of China's first offshore intelligent gas field group. The Dongfang Gas Field Group consists of 10 offshore production platforms, one land processing terminal and several subsea oil and gas pipelines. It is currently the largest self-operated gas field group in the western South China Sea....

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Extronics awarded Second Development Fund for social distancing & contact tracing solution 24 March 2021

Extronics has been awarded a phase two grant from the UK government sustainable innovation fund for its work in developing a contact tracing and social distancing solution primarily targeted at process industries but also suitable in other work environments....

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Hazardex 2021 moves to October 6 & 7 - Call for Papers & Award nominations remain open 02 March 2021

Following the UK Government's announcement and the continued success of the vaccine rollout, Hazardex will now be staged on 6th & 7th October 2021, dates we are sure will allow us to run the event safely. As a result, the deadlines for the Call for Papers and Award nominations have been extended. Submit a conference paper for consideration or nominate a company for the Hazardex Awards for Excellence now!...

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