Simply plugging in a gas sensor or anemometer is not feasible in a hazardous area or large cityscape. Power outlets do not exist in hazardous locations because of the risk of spark in combustible atmospheres; therefore, only devices with the right certifications can be used.
Aegex IoT Modules include an endpoint, battery, radio, and customized combinations of 46 different sensor nodes, attaching up to 32 nodes on each module. This "plug-and-play" design allows organizations to choose which conditions they want to monitor and easily reconfigure the modules to meet their needs. Data collected by the smart modules can be accessed in real time in hazardous locations by aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablets so personnel can immediately analyze and act on it.
Aegex provides an array of intrinsically safe (IS) and non-IS IoT modules to collect operations data, analyze it, and visualize it.
Sensors detecting different gases, temperatures, pressures, etc. can provide myriad data that, together, give a holistic view of plant operations. Individual data points, such as wind direction and speed at various elevations, when combined with other data and machine learning, result in the big data that improves processes and can help improve overall efficiency, safety and productivity.
The simple installation of the Aegex IoT system allows organizations to capture and utilize their data in ways that can improve processes and transform operations, yielding better results.