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Xi'an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau, Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group and ThingPark China invest in transformative network, representing a major milestone in the &quo...Read more
Actility launches vehicle tracking solution for the US with demo at Cisco Live
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ThingPark China showcases its enabling IoT technologies at 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai
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The natural resources industry is responding to very specific challenges to tackle, such as the volatility and decline of oil prices, pressure to cut operational costs and reduce downtime, all the while meeting stringent SLAs. In addition, workers in the industry face very high safety risks in extreme conditions and work environments. Most mining, oil drilling and gas production is done in remote and harsh environments, rarely within cellular network coverage. The main risk regarding operational oil and gas pipelines is that leakage can result in potentially huge financial, environmental and reputational damage. Most existing monitoring solutions use wired devices, which are difficult to install and bring additional risk and complexity to this already challenging environment. Many measurements are typically logged by hand, which is time-consuming, inefficient and costly for the company.
Using LPWAN instead of wired networks and manual logging, natural resources companies can connect many sensors and gather comprehensive data inexpensively. Sensors can be installed to monitor and track:
A large amount of data is processed on-site or transmitted by satellite link and fed to the SCADA system for overall site and equipment monitoring.
LPWA enables the use of simple and battery efficient sensors for a limited footprint and easy installation. Complexity is reduced by the usage of only one IoT platform to monitor all assets and equipment, giving the installation operator the ability to adapt operations to asset condition in real-time.
Workers equipped with wearable IoT sensors can be notified if they enter a dangerous area. If an accident occurs, the operation center can be alerted and can coordinate immediate rescue operations.
The ThingPark platform allows the monitoring of machine equipment and processing of data from sensors. Building on its advanced analytics and machine learning, it is possible to predict and prevent equipment failure, thus reducing costly and unplanned equipment downtime.