Improving Performance. Safely.
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. But not it all industries. Automatic data capture and transfer requires technology, and hardware technology has circuitry and connection points - and a power source.
This simple explanation may seem very mundane, but in a combustible environment, the combination of circuits and power and a natural or man-made “ignitor” can be deadly. Think oil pipelines. Or chemical plants. Or grain processing facilities. These environments produce natural combustible elements in the form of gases or dust particles. When combined with an “ignitor” that could create a spark, these potentially hazardous situations become very real.
Hence, while the vast majority of industries deploy leading-edge technology, many of the largest industries that drive the world’s economy are limited in adopting advanced data management capabilities. Oil & gas, petrochemical, mining - and many others - still rely on manual processes to manage the performance of their field operations. Manual processes take time and can be flawed due to human error and delays.
Think about this scenario. To capture field performance manually: