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The Future of Safety Sensors is Here Now

By Joy LePree |

Wearable sensors enhance CPI worker safety and help close the approaching skills gap For many years, sensors have been used in the chemical process industries (CPI) for many activities, including monitoring the health and safety of employees. In these applications, sensors were especially helpful when used to accumulate data on workers, identify potential exposures to hazardous chemicals and to monitor confined space entry and dangerous inspections. However, many of the sensors that were used for these applications were large and had to be carried by hand or placed at a specific point within the plant or process line. More recently, the advent of smaller, advanced sensor technologies and the ability to locate them in wearable items, such as helmets, smart watches and smart glasses, and connect them to today’s powerful communications infrastructures, all contribute to enhance the safety of CPI employees. “With the advent of smaller sensors and microprocessors, monitors are becoming compact and wearable. They are wireless, so it is no longer necessary to have wires that interfere with an employee’s work, and they can transmit the information to the Internet of Things or the cloud so that data can be downloaded into a computer…
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