Oil and Gas
AeroScout helps oil and gas companies improve worker safety and efficiency.
Harsh environments such as refineries, off-shore facilities and chemical plants require special measures to ensure personnel safety and efficiency. Providing full visibility to people's whereabouts in case of an emergency is extremely crucial to a safe evacuation. Equipment visibility across the enterprise – on-shore and off-shore - drives operational efficiency and prevents equipment misplacement and loss.
Worker Safety Solution
AeroScout’s comprehensive worker safety solution contains key applications – with one common, very important component – real-time visibility.
In an emergency evacuation, personnel are mustered at specific gathering points. The AeroScout Evacuation Monitoring solution automatically monitor their presence, confirming and recording location in real-time. This improves critical situational awareness during an emergency and enables quick location of missing team members. Additionally, our Evacuation Monitoring solution is proven to reduce evacuation drill times by up to 50%, translating into hundreds of man-hours saved per year in drills.
Employee Visibility and Distress Alerting
When there is a man-down situation, our Employee Visibility and Distress Alerting solution helps operators quickly locate the employee in danger and organize rescue operations. A separate alert can be sent to the control room if lack of motion is detected or if the individual activates the tag's panic button. Distress alerts sent to monitoring personnel include the worker in distress location to ensure immediate emergency action.
AeroScout Exciters installed at gateways and tunnels provide instant and accurate alerts upon tagged personnel moving from one area to the other or entering restricted areas.
Gas Exposure Detection
AeroScout is part of the Accenture Life Safety Solution. The gas detector, supplied by Industrial Scientific, has the ability to detect one to four gases, including H2S, O2, LEL, CO, SO2 and NO2. In potentially hazardous conditions, the instrument alerts users through audible, visual and vibrating alarms. The instrument’s gas level information is then transmitted over Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network using the gas detector’s integrated Wi-Fi tag from AeroScout. The gas detection information is then sent to a control room, where an operator can react to the data.
AeroScout provides complete visibility over equipment, machinery, vehicle fleet and critical assets. The solution allows users to quickly search for an asset and view its real time location displayed on a map. Location and status information is populated to enterprise applications (e.g. ERP) and meaningful business events (such as asset shortage or operational status) through standard API’s. The solution prevents loss of equipment and dramatically increases labor productivity.
"The solution gives our workers a greater sense of confidence that their safety is being monitored in ways that have never been possible before in our industry. In addition, its proven cost effectiveness has allowed us to deploy the solution across the entire refinery."
- Marathon Oil