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IIoT and Digitisation: the future of Industrial Process Safety

26 November 2018

It comes as no surprise that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) related technologies have become sought-after in every sector.

New marketplace demands and short production cycles have forced industries to modernise. The influx of technology in recent years has changed the industrial work execution processes, leading to necessary modifications to how safety is managed. Integration of new technologies is paramount to manage risks and hazards. Only then, will high safety standards be universally realised.

Digitising and connecting, adopting analytics, introducing simulation and integrating a cybersecurity strategy are all technological adaptations which will strengthen industrial process safety. These adaptations all have the ultimate goal of boosting profitability and minimising potential risks. The integration of these across all sectors is sure to become the norm. 

The benefits of digitisation and safety-related data are outweighing the risks of a more open connectivity. Industrial safety experts can now analyse issues from the past, present and future, allowing for a greater scope of safety to be evaluated and protected. Ultimately, the integration of technology with normal procedures will allow for safety-related simplification of risk management and operations management. 

Safety practices must not be confined to the past. New tools and techniques will allow for smarter and faster execution of best safety practices, which will empower the industrial workforce. It will become possible to make more informed operating and business decisions, helping to drive a more profitable and of course a safer operation.