The plant manager and safety teams needed a solution that provided near real-time visibility of gas detection and personnel location, with easy to understand visualization and alerting dashboards. This would enable them to improve productivity through decreasing the time taken to start work, optimize evacuation route planning, and to meet critical staff safety and compliance goals.
Engineers are equipped with mobile 4-way gas detectors, supplemented by fixed wireless gas detectors in key locations. The plant is covered by a pervasive industrial wireless MESH. Real-time gas monitoring measurements information is sent from the gas detectors, across the wireless infrastructure, to the Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE).
Cisco Kinetic receives the data, processes it using customer defined policies and key performance indicators (KPIs), and turns the data into actionable insight via a near real-time gas monitoring and detection risk map in an operational dashboard. The dashboard is viewable by operations, maintenance and safety teams, and can be extended securely to the enterprise.