IoT Energy and Utilities
The Energy and Utilities (E&U) and the Oil and Gas (O&G) industries have critical roles to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While several businesses have consciously decided to revise their workplace models with a more remote workforce, the E&U and O&G industries work overtime to ensure the power needs of communities are met 24x7, uninterrupted.
On the other hand, the high rate of COVID-19’s spread has put workers in this industry at increased risk of contracting the disease. This puts the E&U and O&G industries in the unique position of maintaining business continuity despite being faced with a considerable shortage of deployable resources.
IoT WoRKSTM has crafted IoT solutions to enable the E&U and O&G industries to tide over the planned reduction in deployable resources through augmented reality technology to safely monitor an on-field workforce in real time through sensor-based wearable devices.
The AR-assisted Field Services solution enables adherence to social distancing norms. It reduces critical workforce requirements, utilizing remote monitoring and step-by-step guidance to enhance capabilities and skills. The augmented reality solution is hands-free. It also minimizes the risk of spread through physical contact and social distance monitoring.
The Worker Safety solution, designed for workforces deployed in dangerous conditions, continuously helps monitor ambient conditions through sensors and communication fitted on wearables. The solution also enables location tracking, thus allowing optimal resource planning and operations in line with the COVID-19 norms.
The Live Social Distancing Monitoring (LSDM) solution combines radar sensors, AI models, and an easily retrofittable, distributed architecture that can provide real-time locational insights on workforce movements, identify potential hotspots, generate alerts that can help businesses proactively optimize their operations, monitor occupancy, and ensure disease-free premises.
The AR-assisted Field Services solution can reduce service costs by 35-60%, including optimizing workforce training costs, dramatically reducing error rates, downtimes, and unplanned maintenance and repair.
The Worker Safety solution, through its round-the-clock monitoring and communication with field personnel, can reduce reconciliation times by close to 80% (before and after blasts).
The LSDM solution enables businesses to automate social distancing, thus reimagining zero-contact premises, helping restore business continuity and operational profitability, and most importantly, ensuring real-time monitoring and maintenance of people and workforce safety.
Therefore, these three IoT solutions are indispensable to the COVID-19 situation where maintaining workplace safety, minimal contact, and social distancing norms are crucial in restoring business continuity.
Zero-contact remote workforce enhancement with augmented reality
Real-time expert guidance
To the field technician on the asset site
To resolve any technical issue at the asset location
Access to digital documentation and information
On required tools to fix the problems at the right time
Access to a video repository
Of training videos to inform the technician before visiting the site
Hands-free, zero-contact device
With intuitive navigation and voice-enabled application
Minimal physical contact
Minimal and only critical deployment of the workforce, enabling compliance with social distancing norms while ensuring that productivity is not hampered
Real-time sensor data, such as temperature, pressure, and rotation speed, can be rendered on AR devices
High first-time success rate
Improved efficiency of service operations through augmented reality
A lesser field workforce is required with improved utilization
Worker safety solution
Round-the-clock hazard monitoring
Multi-sensor wearable device
Scale and security support
SoS feature to seek assistance
Two-way communications between worker and admin
Real-time location tracking
Geo-fencing limits exposure to hazardous environments
Management and maintenance
Devices, applications, and cloud instances
Reduced accident rate
Improved response times
Before/after the blast by 80%
Reduced medical costs
Reduced insurance premium due to constant monitoring of the remote workforce
Minimizes physical contact
Improved employee morale, reduced costs
Live social distancing monitoring solution
Reimagine compliant, secure premises
Can be correlated with queues & wait times, enable live adjustments for smoother operations
Triggered when queue, footfall cross threshold; on detection of infection
Heatmaps, Interactive Cloud-based Dashboards
Enable visibility of live and legacy insights
Track footfall patterns, integrate with identified hotspots, contact tracing
Redefine New Normal
Utilize insights to slow spread, minimize losses, reduce healthcare spend
Premise monitoring, automated alerts help automate social-distancing
Manage layout, queues basis footfall, dwell times for smooth operations
Ensure Safe Premises
Maintain business continuity, profitability, safety of people, and workforce
Scale & Transform
Retrofittable, distributed computing enables rapid implementation at scale