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  • Hazardex Awards 2023 - Voting closing soon!

    23 January 2023

    A total of 20 nominees have been shortlisted across four categories for the Hazardex Awards 2023, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners will be announced during a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live! 2023 on March 1 in Harrogate. Voting closes on February 3, so case your votes now!...

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  • Robots will be the oil and gas industry’s growth engine, new report says

    03 January 2023

    Advances in modular and customizable robots is expected to result in growing deployment of robotics in the oil and gas industry, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Automation enables extensive inspection and maintenance tasks to be conducted while feeding back data to help limit operational costs and improve efficiency which is leading to the volume of robotics use cases in oil & gas growing rapidly....

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  • The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available!

    01 November 2022

    The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Downstream, Hazard Assessment, Cybersecurity, as well as PPTEx Supplement #18 with articles on Smart Safety and Hydrogen. Read it now!...

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  • Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine

    03 August 2022

    A highly dextrous, Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine has met its identical superhero twin for the first time. Both known as MASCOT, the identical manipulators are being put through their paces in a series of practice ‘rescue missions’ where each saves its stranded sibling to limit potential disruption to world-leading fusion energy research at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)....

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  • The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available!

    01 August 2022

    The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Offshore Oil & Gas, Motors & Drives, and Chemicals, as well as PPTEx Supplement #17 with articles on Gas Detection and Wearable Sensors. Read it now!...

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Underground autonomous ‘Ratty the Robot’ makes pipe inspections safer 31 May 2022

Robotics experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed an autonomous robotic rat which can scurry along underground pipes carrying out inspection work. The invention has the potential for cost and efficiency savings for utility companies as well as reducing human exposure to hazardous environments and preventing pipework leaks....

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Robotic snake solves fusion energy pipework challenge 31 May 2022

A new laser-welding ‘robotic snake’ developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has demonstrated its capability to operate inside of fusion energy powerplant pipework and is now patented technology....

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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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