All offshore operations go through regular turnaround processes – typically every four years or so - to keep facilities functioning optimally and to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
Safety is the supreme concern in industries with hazardous location operations. Failure to comply with safety regulations can result in fines that easily exceed $1 million per instance.
Broader than the German concept of Industrie 4.0, which is a shift from centralized to decentralized smart manufacturing and production.
Aegex Technologies has been writing about the top technology trends we are seeing in 2019 for hazardous location industries, including oil and gas and others with potentially combustible environments that require certified digital equipment.
Many industries have adopted mobile device policies that keep personnel constantly connected, and the mobility trend is on the rise.
Excerpt from the Aegex Webinar, "Intelligent Asset Maintenance in Hazardous Environments," Feb. 28, 2019, featuring Ventureforth, Inc.: Increased adoption of cloud-based asset performance management (APM) systems is resulting in improved safety, efficiency and accuracy in industrial operations.
The Windows 10 version 1809 October 2018 Update, plus updates to Microsoft Teams collaboration services, have helped aegex10 tablet users to be even more seamlessly engaged across field operations and offices, despite some of them working in the most hazardous of environments.
Automatic transfer of data from the field to the home office is routine. With interconnectivity very common in almost every industry, the capture and transmission of operational data directly from the source to the database happen all the time.
Mobile devices that are designed to not concentrate energy sufficient to cause a spark that could ignite a combustible environment can be certified “intrinsically safe.”
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