Basic Safety Functions Explained: Level Crossings
Global rail networks are a key mode of transporting people and goods around the world. And since the first railways were built, level crossings have been areas of peril. In the next instalment of our educational blog series, we reveal how rail safety controllers are on track to bring in a new age of safety at level crossings.
Mining 4.0: How Technology is Transforming an Industry
The dirt and heat of the mine have been exchanged for air-conditioned control rooms. Explosives once cautiously placed by human hands are now precisely positioned by automated robots. Even the mine trucks are now loaded by autonomous earthmovers, weighed by lasers, and driven to the surface autonomously on sustainable energy. So why did one of the world’s oldest industries feel the need to dramatically digitalize?
Pharma 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming an Industry
The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing rapid change. Digital advancements in areas like systems integration, track-and-trace technology, and deep learning are helping the industry optimize its supply chain, improve safety, and even develop new drugs.
Three Key Considerations: Modernizing Your Safety Instrumented System
As the pandemic slows and lockdown restrictions ease in Europe, industrial plant operators are strategizing a return to normality. Functional safety needs to be assured at all times; even as new hygiene-related safety measures are adhered to. Here are three considerations for ensuring an SIS is always up to the task.
Farm and Food 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming an Industry
Smart technologies are at the forefront of Industry 4.0. A company’s competitiveness hinges on its ability to incorporate AI, machine learning, robotics, and other innovations into everyday operative tasks. We’ve been studying how digitization has affected different industries. In the last part of the series, we examine the evolving food, beverage, and agriculture industries.
Basic Safety Functions Explained: Turbomachinery
In this instalment of our blog series, we put the focus on turbomachinery. This article introduces the fundamentals of turbomachinery – including pumps, compressors, and turbines – and explains how to keep it operating safely.
Confidence in Times of Crisis: How to Keep Your Plant Running
The COVID-19 pandemic raises entirely new questions for plant operators. How can plants continue operation with depleted staff onsite? How are the responsibilities of external service providers affected? How can factory acceptance tests (FATs) be carried out? We explain what is changing for process industry companies – and what isn’t.