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  • Emergency response solutions for ATEX sites

    14 May 2024

    Working on an ATEX-rated site, where the risk of explosion is ever-present, demands a proactive approach to safety. Extensive spaces, complex structures, and potential isolation pose unique challenges when responding to emergencies, both medical and non-medical....

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  • North Sea remains a vibrant hotbed of technology innovation, regulator says

    30 January 2024

    The triple targets of supporting production, reducing emissions, and accelerating the transition to net zero are driving technological innovation in the North Sea, a new report from the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has said. The 2023 Technology Insights report shows that 1,200 new technologies, including aerial drone and self-driving subsea vehicles, have been reported in the latest survey, a significant upswing from the 1,080 developments recorded the previous year, and 880 in 2021....

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  • The digital revolution in hazardous areas: Pepperl+Fuchs presents new intrinsically safe 5G smartphone Smart-Ex® 03

    24 January 2024

    Pepperl+Fuchs presents the intrinsically safe Smart-Ex® 03, a new and resilient 5G- and Wi-Fi 6-enabled smartphone. The 6-inch device combines all the expertise and know-how of the Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiaries ECOM Instruments as a pioneer in intrinsically safe mobile devices, and Aava Mobile as an expert in industrial tablets and wireless technologies. In addition, the smartphone scores with global, competent, and customer-oriented support....

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  • Gas leaks: how to pick the right tool to protect people, plants, and the planet?

    20 November 2023

    Undetected gas leaks cause ethical, ecological, and economic concerns. With the right leak detection solution in place, industrial plants can mitigate risks and maintain profitability. The alignment of technology with their specific challenges is the key....

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  • Enhance your industrial maintenance productivity with rugged tech solutions

    15 November 2023

    Uptime is often the simplest primary performance metric in high-volume industrial manufacturing and operations. A programme or product’s profitability centres around making the part as efficient as possible. As a result, machine downtime negatively impacts overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)....

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Innovative nuclear site monitoring and inspection technologies showcased at demo day 26 June 2023

The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) hosted a demo day to showcase the progress of 10 projects funded through the Remote Monitoring of Sensitive Sites competition....

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Researchers use autonomous technologies to make mines safer 05 June 2023

How do you use drones and robots to make underground mining less risky for workers? Virginia Tech researcher Richard Bishop and his West Virginia University collaborators are working to answer this question. A recent two-year, $569,149 (£458,000) grant will allow the team to study ways to use autonomous drones to predict and prevent roof collapses underground....

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Crewless maintenance vessels to support offshore wind farm repairs 01 June 2023

Electric remotely operated vehicles (eROVs) that perform maintenance and repair tasks on offshore wind turbines are being developed by the National Robotarium in partnership with Geo-data specialist Fugro. Deployed from Fugro’s uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), the companies are working closely together to explore how the offshore energy sector can benefit from advancing this autonomous technology....

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What’s the difference between IP DECT and Digital Radio Technology? 16 May 2023

IP Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (IP DECT) and Digital Radio are both communication technologies that assist mobile workforces. They have similar functionality, with both handsets supporting voice and messaging features, built in panic buttons and tilt sensors to protect lone workers....

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How real-time data could be the beginning of the end for occupational silicosis 16 May 2023

Silicosis is now the most common occupational lung disease in the world, and silica dust has been described as ‘the new asbestos’ due to the extreme threat it poses to human health....

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