The Safety Perspective

• Pipeline

The Safety Perspective

Transform your routine monitoring program to enhance safe operations.

  • Problem: Vehicle miles = increased risk.
  • Solution: Automate monitoring, reduce vehicle miles.
  • Benefit: Fewer windshield hours = safer operations.

SAFETY. It’s a powerful word in industry. We open meetings with a safety minute. We have safety standdowns to emphasize its importance during the day. We keep tallies of our safety metrics prominently displayed on a big board in the shop or office. For energy infrastructure spread over vast areas, routine monitoring is a safety pain point. Our customers are increasingly harnessing geospatial analytics to improve their safety record.

Most pipeline operators assess “miles driven” as one of their safety metrics. These companies look to reduce this number, as each trip brings additional risk, cost, and emissions. Companies utilize aircraft and helicopters for routine monitoring, which has been a regulatory requirement since the 1950s. Aerial observation can cover larger areas of interest than driving but still relies on a person looking out the window to spot threats. This mode of monitoring is inherently susceptible to weather and mechanical failures. Sadly, we know about the latter from current customers who have experienced a loss of life and now monitor with satellite data instead of putting employees in harm’s way.

Geospatial analytics is an excellent fit for routine monitoring for several reasons:

  • Commercial satellites can survey large asset areas rapidly and pass raw imagery quickly to the cloud for analysis by Satelytics’ Constant Vigilance™ algorithms.
  • The spatial resolution of the data analyzed by our algorithms is as small as a square foot, so even the smallest threats can be detected.
  • When accurate and timely alerts are generated, they direct experts only where needed, to those events requiring their immediate attention.
  • Several customers have attested to the fact that it eliminates or dramatically reduces vehicle miles traveled, thus reducing risk and enhancing safety metrics.
Send your experts only where needed, not on routine monitoring missions.

Send your experts only where needed, not on routine monitoring missions.

Safety pain points exist in any organization. If yours are spread out over large asset areas, Satelytics geospatial analytics can address many of them simultaneously with a single set of data for a single cost.

Interested in our newsletter?