VISICS Maintenance Turnarounds & Shutdowns Management System
Confined spaces are challenging working environments. Usually a manhole watch shall be hired to keep count and to raise alarm in case of an emergency. This is expensive and unreliable as each manhole needs one attendant who is subject to human error. Besides, in case of acute injury and not being able to see what is happening inside, help might come too late.
Traditionally, a safety officer also needs to personally get into the confined space to ensure gas level is at a safe point and then return to the permit office for authorizing paperwork. The gas level has to be measured repetitively every 4 hours after work has commenced. If any subsequent check failed to perform, the work must be stopped and the confined space vacated.
VISICS Digital Confined Space Monitoring, powered by Ecava platform, measures gas levels in all confined spaces 24×7 instead of once every 4 hours. The measurement results can be presented digitally across the plant, including the permit office in real-time.
In contrast, 80 confined spaces used to require 8 people for gas measurement, now only 2 people are needed with VISICS solution. Contractors don’t have to wait for the permit to be completed. Several hours per day for each confined space can be saved. The business has not only saved money and time but also increased the safety of the personnel involved.
VISICS could perform continuous measurement for noise level, temperature and humidity, the Ecava SCADA will then calculate the dew point for data analysis and dashboarding, the accumulated data can be used to learn from previous experiences and to adjust procedures accordingly. The patented innovative reports and visualization include clear dashboard consisting of neat graphics and tables will then compile big data to give valuable insights for strategic future planning.