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  • Stepping up smart safety on the frontlines

    08 November 2022

    Frontline workers make up 80% of the global workforce and are at the heart of many process industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, manufacturing and the food & beverage sector. Despite their numbers, they’ve been historically underserved when it comes to technology and just 1% of venture capital funding is invested in tooling that empowers frontliners to do their best work and stay safe in the hazardous environments they operate in....

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  • The challenge of detecting hydrogen gas

    08 November 2022

    Hydrogen (H2) is set to play a vital role in producing cleaner energy. Specifically, within the UK where the government has set a target to create a thriving hydrogen economy by 2030. Seen as a greener way of living, countries such as Japan, South Korea and China are also on course to make significant progress in H2 development. The European Commission has also presented a hydrogen strategy in which H2 could provide for 24% of the world’s energy by 2050.

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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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  • Protecting worker health and wellbeing on oil and gas pipelines

    12 August 2022

    Protecting workers is a requirement of any employer or workplace, but when your industry involves hazardous materials, difficult or dangerous working scenarios or risk of exposure to harmful compounds, the stakes are much higher....

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  • The evolution of gas detection

    12 August 2022

    You may not always be able to smell it, taste it or discern its presence, but toxic and flammable gases can present significant industrial hazards. New technologies are improving gas-detection capabilities, helping safety managers ensure employee health and well-being....

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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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A step towards smart oil platforms 18 July 2022

For smart devices, use in the oil industry, for example on an offshore oil platform, represents a real endurance test. The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments subjected the Visor-Ex® 01, the first system consisting of smart glasses and smartphone certified for use in hazardous areas, to this endurance test during its development phase. The practical test reveals great potential for rollout in future applications....

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5G innovations activate the full potential of digitalisation for hazardous industrial environments 30 June 2022

The focus in the explosion-hazardous industry sector is on increasing efficiency and flexibility of production. Due to the expansion of the 5G network, companies are relying on private LTE campus networks. With its current developments of 5G Ex devices (and solutions i.safe MOBILE is supporting the common 5G standard for cross-industry connectivity and increased production efficiency....

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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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