Safe, robust and reliable communications for potentially hazardous environments
Oil and gas installations require robust, resilient and reliable communication systems to support efficient day-to-day operations and to coordinate a swift and effective response to major incidents. The nature of the industry necessitates a strong safety culture to protect both the workforce and the environment.
Oil and gas companies need to instigate stringent safety regimes to protect their infrastructure, to ensure the safety of their workforce, and to minimise the damage to the surrounding environment in the event of a spillage or explosion whether that happens in a remote, isolated region or near a large centre of population.
Private radio systems enable managers and supervisors to use group calling and segregated call groups based on job roles or tasks for enhanced efficiency, productivity and safety, and cost reduction.
Direct mode operations
Radios enable oil and gas teams to directly communicate radio-to-radio bypassing the network. DMO is often used at remote installations if teams are working beyond the main coverage area.
Personnel work in noisy environments, but they must be able to hear instructions over the radio. Hytera noise cancelling technology gets rid of background sounds to provide much clearer audio.
SCADA and IoT
DMR networks can be used to transmit SCADA information using remote telemetry or radio units (RTUs/RRUs), which monitor and remotely control assets like drills, pipelines, storage tanks, and processing plants.
Hands-Free Wireless operation
Integrated Bluetooth technology enables discreet wireless earpieces to be worn allowing miners to keep in touch with supervisors and colleagues, while still carrying out their tasks.
Hytera’s private digital two-way radio solutions provide highly reliable, always available communications for oil and gas facilities in even the remotest locations on land and sea. Two-way radio can be integrated with other communication solutions such as cellular, fixed telephone, video and IoT sensor data.
A private solution may be the only way to deliver reliable communications at oil and gas facilities due to remote locations and the need to be in control of the network.
Where no RF coverage is available due to blind spots or lack of main network coverage, Hytera offers a number of mobile, temporary multi-hop ad hoc network solutions.
The oil & gas industry uses multiple communication technologies to support voice, video, IoT and data-centric analytics. These can be converged onto one platform to enhance efficiency and productivity.
Hytera offers military grade PMR and PoC terminals capable of operating in harsh environments. Devices are able to withstand drops, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, dust, dirt and water ingress.
Enhanced Worker Safety
The oil and gas industry requires a very strong safety culture under even the most benign circumstances, but in many facilities the operational, environmental and regulatory risk is that much higher. Companies need to instigate even more rigorous safety regimes to protect their infrastructure and to ensure the safety of their workers.
Radios come with an emergency ‘panic’ button, which can be programmed to send an alarm to supervisors and to colleagues’ radios, along with the person’s ID.
Man Down and Lone Worker
The Man Down alarm is triggered if a user has fallen over and the radio is horizontal. The Lone Worker alarm is sent if the radio is inactive beyond a set time.
GPS location services
GPS-enabled radios allow commanders to locate and track users and can be used to pinpoint a user who has issued the alarm or who is in a man down situation.
Intrinsically safe operations
Hytera offers world-leading ‘intrinsically safe’, ATEX/IECEx certified hand portable terminals and accessories enabling firefighters to communicate safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.
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