As industries strive for continually greater efficiency, productivity and safety, Aegex Technologies is observing several key trends in the adoption of digital technologies to drive improved performance. In hazardous industrial operations like oil and gas, where traditional mobile devices are not permitted due to strict anti-explosion regulation, the evolution to digitalization has been slower than for non-combustible environments. However, digital transformation has begun an upward trend as new devices emerge that are certified for use in these hazardous locations. 1
Here, we outline seven trends that point to the increasing need for, and eventual adoption of, certified hand-held mobile devices for hazardous operations.
1 “Mobile Workforce Transformation in Oil & Gas,” solution brief, Intel 2016