Hazardous Area Certified IoT Solutions
for the Process Industries

Explore Ex-Certified (ATEX/IECEx) LoRaWAN® Innovations for Hazard Prone Industries: Oil Refineries, Chemical Plants, Mining Operations, and more.

Dec 6, 2023
9:00 CET, Paris (4PM SGT, Singapore)
16:00 CET, Paris (10AM ET, New York)

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Navigating the complex challenges of deploying LPWAN IoT solutions in hazardous areas requires innovative and reliable technologies. From the volatile atmospheres of oil refineries to the demanding conditions of mining operations, the need for robust and secure IoT solutions is paramount.

This webinar unveils end-to-end solutions addressing these challenges, showcasing cutting-edge advancements from industry leaders. Actility’s ThingPark platform revolutionizes network connectivity, ensuring resilient, scalable IoT networks. Extronics steps in with their specialized LoRaWAN gateways, engineered to withstand extreme industrial environments. TWTG’s focus on IECEx/ATEX-certified devices offers unparalleled safety and efficiency for hazardous settings. Lastly, Abeeway brings advanced ATEX-certified tracking and monitoring solutions, completing a comprehensive suite of tools designed to transform the hazardous industrial landscape with safety, efficiency, and innovation at its core.

An exclusive highlight of the webinar will be the session by TotalEnergies, providing a testimonial and insights on their practical applications of IoT for leak detection, equipment maintenance, and operational monitoring across their global industrial sites.

Join us for this exhilarating webinar to witness how these trailblazing solutions are reshaping the future of IoT in hazard-prone industries, offering an unprecedented opportunity to leap into a new era of safety, connectivity, and operational excellence!

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Effective Strategies for LPWAN Network Implementation in Hazardous Zones

Hazardous industries combine the complexity of deploying an industrial-grade IoT network in a complex, often metallic and radio-unfriendly environment, with the additional constraint of hazardous zones which severely restrict the kind of equipment that may be deployed.

We will first address the winning strategies common to most industrial sites (planning for macro-diversity, careful dimensioning) and underline the importance of quality-adaptive control of RF parameters to keep the network QoS stable through ongoing scaling and frequent topology changes. We will then explain why LoRaWAN is a particularly attractive technology for sensors in hazardous environments by explaining some key points of the ATEX/IECEx certification requirements and introduce the notion of gateways certified for deployment in hazardous zones.

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Olivier Hersent
CEO at Actility

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Challenges of Deploying LoRaWAN Gateways in Hazardous Areas

Deploying long-range wireless networks like LoRaWAN in hazardous industrial environments requires careful planning and specialized equipment to ensure reliable connectivity and safe operation. The abundant metal infrastructure found in process units can easily block radio signals, so simply adding one or two gateways in safe areas to cover your site will not provide comprehensive coverage for IIoT connectivity. Certified wireless enclosures from Extronics mean you can install your LoRaWAN gateway of choice directly in Zone 1/21 and Class 1/ Division 1 or Zone 2/22 and Class 2/ Division 2 areas to enable robust connectivity. 

James Eastwood
Product Manager, Extronics Ltd.

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Safety by Design: How TWTG Navigates IECEx/ATEX Certifications for Hazardous Areas

Specialized in providing IECEx/ATEX-certified solutions for industrial markets like the oil and gas sector, TWTG, with its market leading NEON devices, plays a pivotal role in enhancing safety and operational efficiency within facilities. The journey to secure IECEx/ATEX and country-specific certifications, validating the sensors’ safety, involves rigorous testing and certification procedures. TWTG will highlight the intricate process of attaining IECEx/ATEX certifications while sharing success stories from customers.

Thijs Buuron
Head of Technology, TWTG

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Asset Tracking in Hazardous Environments with Abeeway’s ATEX/IECEx-Certified Trackers

Abeeway’s ATEX/IECEx-certified solutions provide safe and reliable asset tracking and monitoring in hazardous environments, ensuring compliance with safety standards and mitigating potential risks. These solutions are widely used in industries like oil and gas, mining, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, where the presence of flammable gases or explosive substances necessitates the use of explosion-proof equipment. Abeeway’s ATEX/IECEx trackers and beacons offer real-time visibility into the location and status of critical assets, enabling effective asset management and emergency response.

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Rohit Gupta
Senior Wireless Product Manager, Actility

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TotalEnergies: Pioneering IoT in High-Risk Zones

Disover how TotalEnergies harnessed LoRaWAN® technology to revolutionize safety and efficiency in high-risk environments. Discover the specific IoT solutions used for leak detection, equipment maintenance, and operational monitoring across their global refineries and industrial sites. Franck will provide an insider’s view of deploying over 30,000 IoT devices, achieving significant reductions in production downtime and carbon emissions, while enhancing safety and compliance. This session is a must-attend for those interested in the practical applications of IoT in challenging industrial settings.

Franck Tanquerel
Senior Engineer, TotalEnergies

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About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies SE is a French multinational energy company headquartered in Paris, France. It is one of the world’s largest energy companies, with operations in more than 130 countries. The company’s activities include oil and gas exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, renewable energy, and power generation. TotalEnergies is committed to providing affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy to its customers.


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About TWTG 

TWTG is I-IoT. TWTG is the market leader in Industrialised (IECEx / ATEX) LoRaWAN® sensors. Launched in 2012, the company has become known for its green NEON LoRaWAN® products that solve industrial use cases. These wireless, battery-powered sensors revolutionize how industrial sites implement their digitalization strategy.
 Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (HQ) and Houston, US – As specialists in building IECEx / ATEX certified solutions for complex markets such as the oil and gas, petrochemical, and utility sectors, TWTG’s devices contribute to greater accountability and environmental responsibility, while making facilities safer and increasingly efficient.


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About Extronics 

Founded in 1992, Extronics has years of experience serving the process industries and we pride ourselves on understanding the requirements of each customer’s environment. We specialise in developing and manufacturing ATEX, IECEx, and North American certified equipment for use in hazardous areas, and rugged industrial products for harsh environments. We serve customers around the world from industries such as oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and mining. Our product solutions support customers with their Wireless, Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), AutoID and Power Solution needs.


About Actility 

Actility is the world leader in low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. Most nationwide network service providers (over 50) and thousands of enterprises trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of numerous use cases. For more information, visit www.actility.com/contact.


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