Virtual Reality – can a digital twin help reduce risk within high hazard sectors?
Despite being around for some time, Virtual Reality (VR) has never really gained traction within the high hazard sectors as a tool to help reduce risk. Perhaps this is because it’s seen as a gimmick – a solution without a problem? So what is VR and can it indeed be used to reduce risk?
Digitalisation: a framework for high hazard industries
Society struggles to encapsulate and articulate the biggest revolution of our time with clunky buzzword phrases such as 'The Second Machine Age', 'The New Digital Industrial Revolution' and 'Industry Revision 4.0'. Perhaps this is because 'digitalisation' is becoming so extensive, pervasive and ubiquitous, it has the potential to effect almost everything, everywhere. So what is it and what does it mean for the high hazard industries?
Wireless communication in major hazard sectors: challenges and solutions
Many major hazard sectors deploy control and instrumentation (C&I) based safety systems to provide the necessary level of risk reduction for operational plant that would otherwise be unacceptably hazardous.