- October 04, 2018
- Emerson Automation Solutions
October 4, 2018 – Emerson announced the launch of Location Awareness, an offering in its Plantweb digital ecosystem that works to enhance industrial safety to protect employees at refineries, chemical plants and oil and gas platforms. By leveraging the secure industrial wireless infrastructure, this personnel location system offers industrial companies an option to protect their workers.
With uses including safety mustering and man-down events, Location Awareness gives managers a snapshot of employee locations through rechargeable wearable tags. Managers can account for employees’ locations in the plant or facility and act to ensure safety.
With scalable features, Emerson’s Location Awareness is a personnel safety technology powered by the WirelessHART infrastructure, a secure standard adopted in tens of thousands of plants and facilities worldwide.
The Location Awareness system combines a software application in Emerson’s Plantweb Insight suite with gateways, access points, location anchors and personnel tags certified for hazardous conditions. The software includes: a safety-mustering feature that shows which employees have or have not checked in to their muster points during an emergency; man-down alerts that allow personnel in dangerous situations to initiate an alert for emergency response teams; and a geofencing feature that designates perimeters around areas and sends an alert if and when that perimeter is crossed.