Wireless Technology and Personnel Safety white paper
Wireless technologies take personnel safety in the process industries to a new level.
In modern times the Process Industries have implemented many strategies to improve the operational safety of plants to protect personnel and the surrounding environment, to the extent that accidents are thankfully few and far between.
This white paper covers:
current methods of accounting for personnel
how that relates to muster points
RFID technologies overview
assisted passive RFID
Using RFID for a mustering application
the importance of read reliability
defining a mustering station
considering entry/exit into zones
After the muster: locating missing personnel
potential methods to locate a missing person
risks to the missing person and to the rescue team
Real Time Location principles
RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication)
TDOA (Time Difference On Arrival)
Real Time Location technologies
WLAN or Wi-Fi networks
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
enhanced safety features and life signs monitoring
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