Hazardous Area Industry 4.0 Benefits

Industry 4.0 is set to take production monitoring to a new level thanks to the advances in new technology. The benefits we believe are greatest within the hazardous area sector due to the high-risk environments and substantial financial losses should a system go down leading to loss of production.

Remote Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance

Due to the high value production and high-risk environment, safeguarding machinery, maintaining elevated levels of safety whilst also monitoring productivity has never been more important. This is where Industry 4.0 can help.
 
The fundamental idea is to transform the traditional ‘fail and fix’ maintenance practice to a ‘predict and prevent’ approach. By knowing and programming the expected uses for each part, we can then monitor the life of each component within any system so that it can be replaced before reaching it’s expected maximum uses, by using this system you can achieve a near zero breakdown in production.
 
Remote monitoring has been around for a while but as with everything there have been significant advancements in technology. Using our partners, we have developed intrinsically safe data streaming via a dedicated WiFi and 4G (or coming soon, 5G), giving instant access to all of your machinery performance to show whatever data you need to monitor.
 
You can relax in the knowledge that if any problems occur you will receive an alert instantly via email or text message on a subscription basis 24/7.

 

QR Codes offer instant access

Anyone who has ever worked on or has sent engineers to an oilrig will know you can’t just pop back to the office to get schematic diagrams, etc. QR code technologies can provide your engineers instant access to documents they may require on site at the touch of a button. Banelec can place QR codes on to your hazardous area equipment during the production stage, once installed on site this provides your engineers with convenient access to the drawings and datasheets, etc available on any smart device by using a QR reading app; with options to purchase zone 1 smart tablets from Banelec, preloaded with your documents.