Pharmaceutical & Chemicals
AeroScout helps pharmaceutical and chemical companies improve worker safety and efficiency.
Different gases and chemicals are used in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries - many of them hazardous to workers. This means proper control measures must be implemented to protect workers from industrial chemicals during all parts of the process – from R&D and manufacturing to quality control operations. Plus, it's a highly regulated industry so anything that can help meet regulatory compliance and support lean manufacturing is something every operations and facility manager seeks. AeroScout's visibility solutions leverage standard Wi-Fi wireless networks to deliver direct benefits to pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing facilities. Customers can improve personnel safety, increase operational efficiency and overall profitability.
Asset Tracking and Equipment Visibility
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.
Worker Safety Solution
In an emergency evacuation, personnel are mustered at specific gathering points. The AeroScout Evacuation Monitoring solution automatically monitors 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 AeroScout Wi-Fi tag. The gas detection information is then sent to a control room, where an operator can react to the data.
Sensors and Telemetry
AeroScout tags feature temperature and humidity sensors and can link to a broad range of additional sensor and telemetry data sources. This enables the tags to wirelessly transmit valuable data, and automatically trigger alerts or actions based on reaching a threshold, for example, monitoring humidity and temperature levels in storage and production rooms, monitoring exposure level to gases, and monitoring the temperature of sensitive chemical items.
“Our deployment of this pioneering solution follows extensive evaluation of its functionality and costs. The tested 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