ABB Norway, Postdoc, 2009. With Knut Karlsson.
The Perimeter+ concept consists of a distributed sensor mesh of safety sensors (such as for noxious gas or smoke), a high-visibility alert, and integrating into the plant network. The purpose is to enhance ﬁeld operator safety.
When conducting maintenance and repairs, it is procedure at many oil and gas facilities to erect a visual barrier around the work site. The visual barrier however offers no more protection than that, but it is prudent to increase the hazard-sensing capabilities when and where risk is higher, such as during a procedure. Perimeter+ supplements body-worn sensing (which aren’t connected to the plant network), and sparsely-distributed permanent ﬁxed sensors. Fixed sensors aren’t necessarily in the right place to cover temporary areas of higher risk, and because of their sparsity, it is difﬁcult to distinguish between hazards and false-positives.
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