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So, without further adieu, let's move over to introducing the panelists today. Let's meet the team discussing how Lorawan has been a game changer in the upstream oil and gas, chemical plants, mining and construction industries. My name is Daniel Quant. I work at multi Tek and I'm going to be a moderate are today and we have Denny go. Who is from world fencing has over 15 years experience. In R&D, in the field of mining, raw material storage and tailing dams, we have Philip Drew from Chevron, who leads the industrial network team supporting chevrons digital transformation globally. We have Joseph Arny are highly experienced sales and technology leader from we be combining innovation and analysis. We have Frank Gilison from Aloxi who brings a ton of experience in the oil and gas industry. With a strong background in chemical engineering, the last and definitely not least, we have Kevin Zamzow from your Kagawa, who leads the Americas Emerging Solutions team for industrial Automation and Life Innovations. Delivering industrial IoT solutions for plant asset management, AI anomaly detection. So First off, let me introduce who the Lora Alliance is. The Lawyer Alliance is a open nonprofit Association of about 400 members that was launched back in 2005. Its focus is to standardize low power wireless access networks and promote the Lorawan protocol it develops and maintains an open open technical. Lorawan specification and develops a certification plan and works with global test labs around the world to make sure that you can simply and quickly certify your devices. So look for the Lorawan certified Mark. There's a number of different types of membership. Sponsor members are eligible for board positions. Contributor members, as the name would suggest, are contributing to the specifications and the certification environment and a doctor and institutional members bring a wealth of domain experience into the alliance. We have a broad set of members across the complete ecosystem. We have chipset vendors module vendors to help speed up the. Device development devices that are sensors and actuators. We have gateway manufacturers for densifying inside buildings and providing macro coverage. Network server vendors, mobile network operators, and communication service providers that can scale out your Lorawan network. We have data management platforms for AI and machine learning and we have solution providers that have pulled all of this together to solve specific industry challenges. And we have a world class group of system integrators who can pull your Lorawan solution together for you. Sonora when is now successfully being scaled and diploid. Globally, Lorawan now has 150 operators in well over 160 countries deploying public networks with literally thousands of private. Enterprise wireless network deployments on Lorawan as well. So things are really heating up now here globally. For low power wireless access networks and Lorawan specifically. So what is Lorawan? Well, Laura, when is a low power wireless access network technology specifically addressing low bitrate and long range devices, and these really make up the majority of IO T devices out there, Laura when uses the license exempt frequencies, typically in the sub gig range, because that provides the best range. It provides BI directional, acknowledged communication and a simple star network topology. So imagine connecting actuators that telling Motors or pumps to turn on and turn off as well as sensor harvesting. It provides accurate localization so that you can track and trace your assets and people an is. Low cost sensors and gateways that are designed for long battery life. Long life in the field in very dense environments. Fully secure. We have not not only the network layer but the application layer. Using AES 128 and a sturdy RF link. Budget of well over 160 DB in most regions now you often will hear that Laura and Laura when are used interchangeably. This is not really technically correct Laura. Is the physical layer and Lorawan is the software layer that sits above the physical layer and below the application layer, often referred to as a Mac layer or medium access control and this enables link layer adoption and also coding and decoding of data according to specific channel plans in different regions. Also ties into the back end layers an and we have a. Road road map. Enhancing performance security roaming integration. 2 application protocols. Ease of deployment and so on. Laura, Simply put is the best wireless tradeoff between long range, long battery life, low cost and density of connected assets. Your panelists today will provide you with loads of different key performance indicators and flexibility that they found in Lorawan and how they were able to integrate and provide the coverage in the security that they needed for their business so. So you'll see a number of these benefits and differentiations coming through here in today's presentation. So this is my last slide and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce a new white paper that we've developed at the Lore Alliance Lorawan, a digital revolution for oil and gas from SCADA, RTU, industrial IoT. This white paint, the deep dives, the impact that Laura has had on connecting underserved and often stranded assets in oil and gas industries to digitize their operations and to be able to reach the carbonization targets. It showcases the agility of Lorawan to deploying Greenfield sites, monitoring assets and tracking people. But it also highlights brownfield sites where Lorawan can integrate into existing process control networks even when isolated and on Prem, and it explains hazardous zone certifications and which use cases would require those kind of certifications. We have a great insight from a number of the member companies here and who contributed their domain experience. You can download it from the Lore Alliance Web page under the industrial vertical market segment. So without further ado, let's hear from Philip at Chevron about upstream oil and gas. Thank you Dan. Thank you for the introduction. Yes, for us we really looked at what is IoT right and how it can support our environment and that's a reason why Chevron joined the Law Alliance to be able to make sure that we talked to the different manufacturer vendors. Everybody in the ecosystem so. The oil and gas requirements are really well understood and can be taken into account when sensors and gateways are manufactured, but also the whole ecosystem. You know, we saw an evolution from when we started. I think we were early adopter of Laura one and two now so quickly I'm going to go to what we think the out of the kyorin gas requirements for that so. Four people working order in God. Of course ingress protection. It's the level of protection that you have. Are your sense of your gateway that will be put in the field can support environment. Additionally, I mean we operate in very cold environment, very auto environment depending on where we are, you know. So we need to have some equipment that can support wide operating temperature range. Additionally, we have some other dudes area requirements. A tax Icx class, one dev, two zone, one zone two. It's not always the case. I would like to say right. I mean if we put in a plant in a refinery, there's more chance of that, but if we are for example in a very wide upstream onshore field, we might not add those requirements depending on where the sensor will be located, but always good to know that it's something to think about. Or if you want your products to be used. They at least need to to have those requirements for where they need to be used for. What is very interesting as well? For us it is a power and Laura won. Most of there are one sensor based on Barry and it's part of the standard and that makes a big difference. You know when you have to bring powers outside location, there's no existing power, so you have to. Put the emosi management of change. Bring some power and can be very costly. Which is the case with existing wired sensor. What is also very important for us is about standardization. We don't want to to work and adopt technology that it will be completely changed in two to three years because it's not a standard technology or sensor that are manufactured for this technology now. Propria Terry and you cannot use them on your full ecosystem. That would be really detrimental to us. We don't want to put a system and infrastructure every time for a different system. I think in or in gas, we are moving like everybody else with. Infrastructure as a standard infrastructure system so we can really manage environment much easier, so standardization is very important for us. We standardization came also the concept of scalability. Again, we were early adopter. There were a lot of proof of concept of pilots, but once you arrive at at this level, what can you do? You know you need to have an enterprise solution that's scalable, otherwise you will do a lot of them. A lot of small. Proof of concept, but you cannot extend to other business unit for example. Additionally, I mean some of the requirements for sure are cyber security. I mean, I think some of the panel Member will talk later on about activities where there was some issue, but you want to make sure that anything you put in the field cannot be Acton and malicious activity, because again we are monitoring equipment in the field that you don't want anybody to have access to can create problem, right? Also, we want to have in the installation monitoring and maintenance. Again, I think I already talked about it about the power, but not only power, but when you have a wired sensor wired gateway, you need to bring those cables to where you need to be able to deliver that. So Laura want her purse in that space because most of the sensors are battery operated and you only need two to replace them every so often. So easy installation you just. With them where they need to and you just connect to them and finally the big advantage of foreigners in the IO T space is really about the CapEx and OpEx, right? I mean the cost of the sensor we see is way way below I mean ratio 125 sometime 1/2/10 compared to normal. I would say PCN type sensors and operations is really less expensive as well because you don't have to put everything in the Pi server or things like that and I will talk more about it on this. Next slide. So knowing all that, I mean look at the eye with your environment. What are the use case for olive oil and gas for IoT including Laura one? I mean again when we started early adopter we did a lot of testing and a lot of Pocs with pressure, temperature, location, equipment monitoring. We also did a few few activity, view a few pilot about equipment and personal safety tracking that really are monitor your environment and know where your assets are. Also, looking at remote site monitoring, we have a lot of hard to reach area remote shelter where you still want to be able to monitor what's going on. Maybe access control as well, see if anybody enter the facility they were not supposed to where you don't have infrastructure that can support that. Could it be cellular or even you know microwave? But Laura's report that environment more and more. We also see we'll see. Also see a lot of capability in. H yes. Really supporting field worker but also you know regulation like methane monitoring, noise monitoring thing like that at the end of the day you know what we want to do with IO. T is really. Bring more data. Valuable data in two OH environment without having to spend the same amount of money. We used to have to support that and by doing that and bring all that data to the cloud Now you can do some analytics of preventive maintenance and better understand your environment. Be more reactive and bring it back to your worker in the field that are facing that environment. Again, trying to keep the people safe, tricky, trying to keep the environment. Safe as well and do the work the best way possible and securely. So this slide is more about what is really IoT for us we IoT. I mean we if you compare it to the Perdue model, you know at the PCN level where you have level 0 to level 4 and then you go to the cloud. If you want, it's really enabling you to put equipment in the field and bring that data all the way back directly to to the to the to the cloud where you have your IoT herb and get all that data available in a safe and secure manner. Without having all the management of change of putting anything at different level new into your PC and model right? Typically the wire sensor would be at the level 0. Then you I mean that works and so you need it's wired. So you need to put at minimum power and and you know Rs 485 or modbus. Whatever type of protocol you have to talk to it, it goes to your PRC at the level one. Now you need to reprogram your PC to take into account your wired sensor. Then you have you have the local touch cream. You go to the control room. My order that every time you add a few sensor you add more to your environment and it every time it's adding you know more equipment you pay for it and also you need to make sure it has to go through all that firewall so it's it's not only it's automation, it's a PCN, its network team, Itot team. All those teams are involved and and it could be a very inexpensive sensor, but at the end you really arrive at a very expensive product and so for us I OT. Is really leverage for being able to remote monitor the environment, get the data you need when you need it, and be flexible and scalable about being able to get that data where you need at any point. So we wanted to present today what has been done. So this project was for San Joaquin Valley business unit, where they were an early adopters and they really leverage LP 1 technology to allow one low power wide area network to to get data that didn't need it before to send people and get manually that data. So you can you you don't really see the scale on that picture but. It's a very, very wide area and you had to send crews to go every month and get that data. And sometime if you missed a few days you will not get the right data and you would have to readjust. So there was a big big advantage of over for us to move into Laura one again because of the long range characteristics that Dan talked about earlier. About 5 to 10 miles depending on the on the terrain. Very low power again, you will use Barry. And very low cost. You know, the only issue that we had at the time is is that we were early adopters, so there was no release sensor that we could deploy that was already available for us and and so This is why I mean the team had to kind of create their own sensor, design it and we don't want to be in that in that model, right? We want to partner with the with the manufacturers and vendors to better understand and make sure they understand what we expect from them. So this was really what we we looked at. And. A lot of the technical summary there. I'm not going to talk about because I already mentioned them. So here is an example of what we've done right. We put a lower one sensor on top of of a tank and give you the that engaging and a little box. You send the data to Laura one. We use cell modem at the time to send back the as a back haul. But we are looking at different ways to do that. You don't always have to use cell modem if you have an existing information tour and the capability to secure it may be true villain or VR. If you can, you can do that, but for the for the San Joaquin Valley. I mean, it's a very very, you know, good experience. There was more than 30 Multitech Lorawan gateway and a total about 3000 sensor that were diploid and still active nowadays, so it's been going on for three years. We are number there, not modernizing it, and it's a good example of what Lauren can bring for for your environment. Equipment that you could not monitor in the past. Now you can do it at a very good price point and really support the film. So. I think we can now move to giving dams off from yoga is going to give you more detail on what. They provide for us, for example, and follower and gas industry. OK. Thank you for leaving so fully. You know, shared. You know some of the importance of sensing and in his slides as far as you know. What it takes to be an industrial sensor, but you know much of the discussion around IO T applications is on the cloud and on the analytics, but I want to take a few minutes at least to talk about the sensing portion of the solution, because without without good sensing availability, reliability and having quality data, you won't reach your digital transformation and industrial Internet of Things type goals so. Digital transformation or industry 4.0 efforts are often the initiators of industrial Internet of Things projects. Companies like Yo Koggala have developed some digital maturity models to help end users understand the current state of their transformation process and define next steps in the digital transformation maturity improvements. Sensing capability is one of the most basic states. Again, sending inaccurate or unreliable data to the cloud makes analytics and further actions meaningless. So quality sensors you know is is critical. There are often very good existing PCN sensors as Philippe shared, but there's also some coverage gaps, perhaps with balance of plant or stranded assets or even for new applications such as was shared for. Vendor managed inventory, perhaps of chemical tanks or other products. So as we're talking about industrial applications, the sensors have to withstand, you know, tough conditions, and we'll talk about that in a few minutes. Interoperability is very key to avoid stranded assets. To be able to have the ecosystem of companies you know, like Aloxi an world sensing you'll be hearing from in a few minutes so that you you have the solutions covered and you have, you know, some you know insurance that there will still be, you know, the solutions available years from now. So Lorawan certification and serve some of the in opera bility you can go to the you know the site and be able to look for different sensors. One of the things you know that yo Kagawa is doing with our sushi sensor concept is that we've taken like sushi where you have the filling and the rice and the seaweed wrapper. We've kind of standardized on the radio. The lower technology and the battery being in one part of the sensor so we can. Have approval and certifications with that to be able to speed the provision of additional sensors like temperature and pressure, but they all use the same radio so that certified for globally used by all the different radio laws around the world as well as in combining those for for other approvals. So as far as Industrial Ness of the applications you know as belief mentioned, you know ingress protection. You know these are tough environments. You know, you may you may be in a very dusty area. You may be in an area that's exposed to you, know the the elements, snow, rain, etc. So having something that meets Ingress, protection of 67 or better for some applications, you may need to withstand, you know spray down so IP69K type certification is important. And of course it gets cold and hot. You know Elton areas, San Joaquin Valley, I believe would be an example of a very warm, you know, location. I've been to Bakersfield and that area very often and you have 115 Fahrenheit commonly or more during the day, but it also gets very cold, minus 40 is common in parts of Canada and other areas. So operating operating in those conditions is important, and one of the key things for operating there is the batteries and the power. So be aware of how the bad your batteries are affected by cold temperatures or hot temperatures to make sure that you know they you have good sensor availability as the temperatures change. Hazardous location approvals critical were working in environment. Friends that may frequently have presence of gases that could ignite if sparked, and so we need to meet local hazardous location requirements. And again, this is a global, so you're looking for a global partner who's taking care of, you know FM or Canada for CSA or UL. For the US, you've got a text for Europe you have Icx, so there's many different approvals that are required depending on where you are globally. Typically, you know zone one or two or class one. Division Two is what we're seeing for these types of sensors. Another consideration that you see in the PCN world is you know if we are. If the sensors are coming in contact with some of the chemicals or even with the environment. If it's you know having the right metallurgy as necessary like wait, we have yoga. Galileo supplies a lot of pressure transmitters with hassle. I see to be able to withstand, you know the you know their exposure to the. Process. And then Lastly, what I wanted to know share is that you know connectivity to the cloud is is often one of the end goals, but there's also local connectivity requirements that we're seeing. Request whether it's to local control systems, local displays, you know, etc. So being able to support industrial protocol translation for example to OPC UA might be through the gateway type application or some other type of translation box, but the sensors you know understanding how to take the data from them and translate that. You know into a common industrial protocol is is very important, so you know again this is, you know one of the key areas is you know quality. Sensing it all. It all starts you know if you want to get to the destination you need to start with good quality sensors. So with that I'm going to pass it over to Joseph and he will share some of the. Next information. Thank you Kevin, I appreciate the great insights you provide and also work to you in the yogaga a team. Hello everyone, it's an honor to present to you all from across the world. Thank you to the lower lines for inviting myself myself and we be here today. So for those of you who do not know me at Daniel gave me a slight introduction. Time chose to Carney, the head of sales and business development. Here we be quick overview and we were disrupting the IoT space with our end end solutions in our industry leading IoT sass. Platform, all while leveraging the global or Wayne Network. So today I want to talk to you a little bit about some of the challenges we're seeing in the oil and gas vertical. So let's get direct insights from the voice of our customer and some clients. Global organizations in the oil and gas sector. So oftentimes when taking on an I IO T project for major Corporation, it can often feel. Like a very daunting task and it can be hard to find the right place to start. You heard great insights earlier from Chevron for me. Ogawa what I always tell customers is focus on the challenges your business is trying to solve for today. Where can you make the immediate impact by installing technology to solve your challenge that you have? So as you can see on the screen here, there's multiple challenges that the sector faces. The companies face a couple that stick out. I'm not going to read them all to you, but you know needing to monitor assets in remote locations, right? Oil rigs, machines, takes pipelines. There's multiple different processes from upstream, midstream, downstream that all required visualization technologies. With the recent pandemic, we've always seen now a rush to automate and grow even larger. This push for digitalization for industries. So, as I mentioned before, taking on these initiatives and projects for companies with legacy infrastructure, legacy systems can really seem challenging in more ways than just finding a way to start. Like you saw in the first slide. Now taking on how are the implementation challenges going to affect you in your organization? So here you see some common challenges that we come across in the onji sector equipment and assets that are located in harsh, ruggedized environments, whether it's offshore, whether it's his Chevron mentioned in desert, is areas across North America, but also getting access to the data in real time most importantly. Rising cost of maintenance labor and also what we hear from our customers is a skilled workforce shortage that shortage. This doesn't just go for the oil gas sector. This goes for manufacturing, supply chain and so many others out there that are looking for IO T initiatives. So really you can really see connecting assets, connecting the infrastructure, storing the data, visualizing the data can be very challenging. Or multiple different departments that are involved in these initiatives to take on. I want to showcase a recent use case from a global company that can showcase to you how simple it truly is to take on industrial IoT idea from project Whiteboard to really reality. Here you can see the company took their conceptuality project implementation just mid minutes. So with the insights you see here are visual IoT platform. You can see how company can. Easily leverage the Okegawa sushi center that Kevin Showcase. Simply attach that sensor to a more away in network and then start pushing that information through a multitech gateway. Would you see on the far right of your screen and you can really start to see how easy this connected sensor connected network connected back to a platform, right? And that's where you start getting real time data for remote locations. And manage in this. This use case was happened to be in a oil field on the West Coast. So here you can see the dashboard of the we be visual IoT platform. This *** infrastructure that you can easily stand up within minutes to connect your sensors, devices, assets and machines across your organization. The user friendly interface really provides clients, customers any edge user with true visibility into their machines that they're monitoring. So for example you see a vibration sensor monitoring the vibration. At the lower right hand corner of the screen. But really it comes to how does machine learning AI leverage this data to make it more usable and take out the human errors from the manual processes of checking machines being reactive to machine breaking or going down? And Lastly, want to showcase here the device actually in motion, right? So here you'll see the actual use case of how the platform here we help prevent a motor breakdown. You'll see where the sensor starts to learn the motor's actual behavior and its overall operations on a day by day basis and its respective behaviors from the sensors that were implemented on this machine. So with machine learning AI capabilities of our platform. It lets the sensor and you know really takes advantage of the machine learning capabilities. So as you can see normal behavior from the far left all the way and then it has a detect. It has an event and then it alerts you right? So now you're proactively implementing solutions that give you real time insights and data, but you can manage this from afar. Most importantly it detects you know those anomalies and. Pushes that information out TV SMS via text via email and it can cross multiple different departments where your facilities, operations, technology divisions within an organization and everyone can get that data and then leverage that data with one single pane of glass with the platform to then manage your operations more effectively and more efficiently. You know, I just want to share one word of wisdom that I once heard for very wise customer in their early days. The machine machine which obviously now we call I IO T IO T data you extract is rendered useless until you put that data into motion and action. Well now we see the evolution. Now we have the ability to put that data into action, leverage AI, create operational efficiencies and most importantly scale at a fast pace where traditional deployments took months. 10 months for an organization to stand up. Now we can just do that in hours over to you. Daniel, thank you. Thanks very much guys. That's a great overview of some of the success stories we've been seeing in the oil and gas industry. Now let's take a look at how Lorawan is an agile game changer for chemical plants. Over to you, Frank. Yes, thank you Dan, and so I'm Frank Gillison from Aloxi and today I wanna start with reiterating a little bit why LP when IoT and specifically lower end is so interesting for the chemical industries. I have a few examples of the use cases we see in the chemical industry and I want to go into one specific use case a little bit more in detail and then show you show you a little bit the architecture of how it looks like in a chemical plant. And so let's start with the industry characteristics and and how they benefit or how IoT benefits these. So first of all, we see that it is a very asset heavy industry. It means that there's a lot from everything. There's a lot. There's a lot of pipes, a lot of vessels, a lot of valves, a lot of pumps. So obviously because of I IO T&L P1 operates at low power, the sensor prices relatively low cost and therefore the high numbers do not ever, ever director. Huge impact on the on the investment. We also see that the sites that are covered are can be really big like sleep showed, but even a typical refinery or chemical plant is relatively large area for a wireless network because of the characteristics of law when it can be covered by by relatively low number of gateways. So the infrastructure cost is also relatively low then the security demands that was already mentioned by by Chevron and. Obviously a lot of wind provides provides in debt and and we see in the chemical industry a lot of let's say mechanical equipment. So valves that are manual valves or pipes or vessels that typically have no electronics or switches attached. So there are blind spot in the in the field, so there's a lot of use cases and a lot of data to be gained. Then there is a. There's a high focus on the certification robustness, and and typically the existing technology is quite costly and again the low power sensors can can can be real game changer then that. And finally yeah, we don't have to say that it's very expensive to wire in a brownfield area, so the the wireless connection really can can make business cases or use cases that were. Impossible before make that possible with this type of technology. So what we see in the chemical industry? Obviously there's a lot of equipment, rotating equipment, pumps, compressors that need to be monitored, and so the vibration sense of like the sushi from yogawear can be used for that. There are tons of valves manual valve specifically, so these valves are all often in front and after every piece of equipment. So in front and after a pump or valve. Are sorry or or vessel that need to be taken out in case of maintenance and it's very important that these valves are monitored and put in the right position when you start to do the maintenance but also put it back when the maintenance is is done. Monitoring can also be used to guide operators in switching, so during a lineup or in a chemical plant in is in a batch process where they switch from one product to the other. It needs to be monitored correctly that all the valves are in the right position before the switching and the system is reactivated an historically this is always done by manual checks and doing this now digitally. Prayer increases efficiency and safety significantly, so temperature monitoring, also one of the sushi sensors can do that is also used in the chemical industry to detect material. For example on heat exchanger specials, pipes with the surface monitoring of the of the temperature. You can already gain a lot of data and finally, emergency showers. There's there's a lot of emerging shells in the plans and. When you when you put the sensor on those and know when they're activated, this provides some great insights so that last use case. I want to take take take up later on and I'll show you a little bit more in more detail. But before we do that, I want to take you a little bit through the the architecture of this, of how this would look like and so on. The left side we start with the sensors. In this example there locks eval, position sensor. Emotion shower center yogaga were censored. Any type of sensor can be connected and the number of FM approved sensor. So the classroom gave two senses is increasing and if you wanna know more, definitely join the deal or an alliance or look on the website. Find out which sensors are available so these sensors all operate on low when. And I then connected to gateway. We use the multitech gateways. Most often they have IP67 outdoor gateway which is ideal for the chemical industry and this gateway is then connected over 3G or through an Internet connection through either the cloud and on Prem server where the Aloxi hub is installed and this isn't an additional piece of software that does some of the computing of the more complex sensors like Valve. Position calculations, but it also can do the network monitoring. It can host the lower one network server Gateway management, but mainly yeah, provide provide all the management around the devices and the network and there this. This IoT hub has an open connection. Open APIs to them, the customer system and so that is where you will see. Typically the ID platforms to do that. Data storage, data visualization. Data analytics. As we have seen in the previously presentation from Wheeling, so altogether, you see how an ecosystem with all different types of law when alliance members is, is built up and how eventually come to an end to end solution to to make these use cases happen and two. And to to get the benefits that that obviously we are after an. So, as mentioned, we've seen there is a lot. There is a lot of opportunity and specific opportunity. I want to do a little bit more detail in is the connected emergency showers. So first of all, the emergency shower is is basically it's basically a shower for people to wash when they are contaminated with some kind of dangerous substance an sometimes 10 to 15 seconds can really be critical, so these emergency showers are widespread over the plans so that you are always very close to one of these in the shower. So there are a lot in their widely spread over the plant. They are not connected 'cause it's often a simple handle of the of the of the water valve, so it's it's it has no connection to the control room or to any system, so it's a blind spot whether they are used or not, or whether they're on or not, whether they work and you need people to react swiftly in case one is used, because obviously it can. There can be a life at stake, but it could also be somebody's eyes or burning on the skin. So it's very important that the emergency response teams. React swiftly, Ann, and then finally there is a. They need their some lobe or lower regulation behind it as well to inspect it and to open it frequently. OSHA is is doing some serious fines or when the equipment fails but also there are some NT regulations on on to operate these shadows on a weekly basis. Actually one of the reasons obviously do to prove that it works correctly but also to prevent Legionella. Factories to build up in the in the pipelines. So this is a little bit why that shower is so important and and why it it could be connected. So what we have done is that the handle that I was referring to that basically opens the water to the shower is provided within a lock simple sensor which monitors the movement. So once somebody pulls the lever down the handle moves 90 degrees and this and our sensor will wake up, record the movement and send it through the ecosystem. As we just seem to the to the to the back end. The whole ecosystem might look a little bit complex but actually the in the. Proof of concept we have done, it's it's. It's a few seconds latency so it's really a real time alarm that you get in the in the in the control room or first of all you can have immediate response times over the teams that need to go there, but you also have automated incident reporting so there's a timestamp of when the shower is used and this can be the triggers of digitalization project where you then times timestamp and generate an incident report. It's also generates automatically or could generate. Could be the starting point of the reporting of an inspection reporting plan. Again, it is time stamped, so if you want to have a weekly opening of 100 different shows, how do you? How do you capture that in an Excel sheet? Well, this is again a digital transformation project you could do and and this starts with the this timestamp of when the shower with shower was exactly used. And then of course, if the lever drops down, if the shower remains open, if it's broken, that is also detected by there by the sensor, so there's some additional cost saving and in terms of maybe sure your sense of your shadows are always working. So initially a lot of big safety advantage. But again, also a lot of efficiency gains to get here an. So I'm. Do to show you a little bit. This is not just a theory we we see these use cases come back with different customers. We see different type of architectures ranging from private cloud to public cloud to on premise solutions. And there's there's different proof of concepts and trials going on at at large oil and gas and chemical sites or already. So it's it's definitely something that is full in motion. I'm good, so thank you and back over to you then. Yeah, thanks Frank. Great examples are stranded assets now economically connected, improving cost efficiencies and workforce safety. So thanks for that. Right over to you, Denny, to discuss the impact of Lorawan in mining. Thank you so one of the characteristics of the mining industry is that it's very dangerous, right? One of the last tailings dams failures that happened in 2019 killed 270 people, and that's only one happened. And unlike what most people would think, these events are because the serious and very serious category of these Evans is increasing in the last few years. So more than half of the events that happened in the last century happened in the last 30 years. This is why we want to present here a solution regarding the tailings dams themselves. Tailings dams are one part of the mining industry. Basically, the mining process starts with the rocks containing the minerals and metals. Once they have been mined and the minerals and metals are removed from the Earth, the rocks are finely ground and then mixed with waters in order to separate the minerals and metals. But aside minerals and metals are what is actually a value for the mining industries and this is removed from the whole the whole material and the remains which are slurry, are known as tailings and in order to store these we build tailings dams and create huge forms in which these these materials are being installed. The event I was telling you about was the failure of one of these tailings dams, and this is a picture of it's in brumadinho in Brazil. At the failures over the last 100 years, they have led to community loss of about 3000 people, so this is a very important aspect. The the the breakage in brumadinho costs the the company or the mining operator company about $7 billion. So this is something that really has a big impact on the companies themselves. And a recent survey showed that about 1 to 2% of these sailing stamps. In the world are sufficiently monitored, so many of them, whether they are active or not active, are not being monitored because they are of no value to the mining companies themselves and they are built in a progressive ways. So they are really getting towards their limits. One of the solutions that are being used to monitor these places are in ground sensors and they can be monitored that can be used more and more to monitor these structures to ensure better safety. The in ground sensors enable the implementation of actions, so when an alert is giving, you know that something is going wrong with the structure and you can take actions before the failure actually occurs. This is a representation of the when the cumulative deaths happened. So as you can see, although in the first half of the century many deaths occurred, many events happened in the in the last 30 years. Stewart sensing proposes a solution for the monitoring of such structures, which is the load sensing wireless monitoring solution which is comprised of edge devices which are robust, low power, reliable, and provide a secure network of Laura and Laura. One devices and their compatible with a wide range of geotechnical, geospatial and structural sensors to be placed in situ to monitor the structure and there is a second aspect of the solution which is the connectivity and network management part. Where we use a star network topology with Laura longer range not affected by radio signal obstructions, and we do not need repeaters or network planning. This is not critical path dependence. So if a node fails, all the other nodes still communicate with the the central point and the device and data and network monitoring software can be used as well as the configuration mobile app to make the solution simpler and we can review and manage the network itself. To know when something is going to go wrong, would you know when something goes wrong with the communication aspect? There are two embodiments to our solution the the the cloud version CMT Cloud, where we have wireless data loggers that connect the information from the sensors and use long range protocols to send the information to multiple gateways and the best gateway at that time. Since the information over Internet Protocol to the CMT cloud where we store the data and manage the network and through API, MQTT and different ways of connectivity, we can. Pass the information to third party software for the end user. The other embodiments is a CMT edge which is used mainly for installations where people do not want anyone to be able to get access to them. More information so they have a better safety feature, but they do not have the same functionalities, although they can get all the information and also the visualized it all in third party software. So these components are generic to other solutions, and in the case of tailings dams, we propose a complete solution that addresses several aspects of the infrastructure itself. For instance, one of the problems is when we have unstable tailings and rules because of the soil stress, so it's important to monitor the pool water. And this for water can be monitored by pizza meters inside a bowl, and we have specific nodes to connect these solution. Another part of the solution addresses the problem of unstable tailings down walls due to the ground movements. In this case, the horizontal displacement must be monitored, and in placing cleaner meters are usually the best solution. At the para meters can be the flooding or the overflow due to heavy rains or ice melts which provoke are an added pressure on the structure itself so water level can be used to monitor the level of the pond itself with water level meters. Flooding or over flooding due to heavy rains can also be monitored for rainfall monitoring and rain gauges can be used with with the solution. Another aspect is not of the leakage of the chemicals and water contamination, where sometimes you can get an idea about something is going wrong. By analyzing the effects that this has on the environment down down the line further along the the tailings and walls. So movement across surface crafts can be used, and crag meters can help detect whether there is a leakage of these chemicals able to contaminants. Unstable tailings dams. Walls can also be due to ground movements, so the vertical deformation at various depths can be monitored with multipoint ball extensive meters. Landslides can also be studied with tension monitoring and the remaining load on the encourage through the use of load cells. Well to contamination is also something that can gives you an idea on whether there is a leak in the tailings down structure. So the water quality monitoring can be performed with water quality pro. And finally, using all the different digital knows, we can forward the information to the Central gateway, or in the case of the CMT cloud the multi gateway so you can have several devices and this is sent to the software which is a key component of our solution, but you can get several user access and data storage and you can get different profiles depending on the the person involved in the process to get different types of information, whether it has to be on the alert side or whether it has to be on. The more technical side. The network monitoring can be accessed as well and you can get access to the whole system setup. The main advantages of this solution is not. It has been certified in many countries and for many application it is IP67 compatible. Ram police regarding the hardware, it connects several kinds of sensors thanks to the Lora technology we can reduce the costs with the material and the infrastructure of the monitoring solution and it reduces the time and the cost of implementation for the execution of the projects. So this is neither complete solution for that kind of use cases, but to you then. Yeah, thanks Danny, thanks for that. That's that's quite a solution. You have there lot of different points of measurements, so a big thank you to destination Lorawan sponsors who help make these web casts possible. Thank you to machine QA Comcast company as the destination Lorawan gold sponsor and our two silver sponsors birds communication and sorry birds and charter communication. Thank you to all our alliance members who participated today. I hope you got a lot out of this. Please take a few moments to learn about the amazing benefits that are available to Laura members by viewing the membership benefits documents in the resources tab down there. The Lore Alliance drives the future of Lorawan and we want to help shape that future for you. And then. And the Lore Alliance will be bringing you content nearly every week to destination Lorawan. Please visit the destination Lorawan Engagement hub and sign up for notifications for upcoming web casts. If you or a colleague would like to view this webcast again, as I said at the beginning, it should be available within about 24 hours. You guys to download. Right, well guys, let's move to the Q&A section here. I've seen quite a lot of questions come in. I think we answered a couple of them, but let's let's see see what we got here. Alright, let's let's start having a little look at some of these questions here, so I'll start off with a fairly simple one here. Well, thanks Rosario for this one. What's the range of a Lorawan gateway in terms of kilometres or miles so you know we've all heard of communication from outer space hundreds of miles range looking down into valleys from tops, the Hills you know at 15 plus miles on top of antennas that are, you know, way up on TV transmitters in flat. Open countries you know, going for 2030 miles Birdbot Kevin give us an idea what you tend to see in in my industrial environments. Real real life environments. So thank you Daniel. It really depends on the environment. So if you're in a refinery or chemical plant, you know with vessels and significant amount of piping it's you know best practice to put the gateway antenna at, you know, as high up as possible to be able to see down through the pipes and the work around some of the other obstructions so you know typically we could see a kilometer or more. You know there's a very horrible to work with. A very weak signal, and have great results, so the coverage tends to be very good if you're in an outdoor environment, you know where there's you know few obstructions, few trees, etc. You know you could get 5 to 10 kilometers if you have the, you know the gateway antenna at height. You start needing to consider you know the paths of the communication from the sensors. If they're fixed to the to the antenna height to make sure there's not a Hill or something in between the block that path. So consider a past study or something. Alright well thanks for that Kevin. And bear in mind a kilometre in a refinery or a chemical plant. I mean that's huge where with all of those liquid's moving around all of that metal. The sheer amount of communication going on in that 900MB or 800MB band in in Europe? I mean, that's that's pretty stunning. We also do another question also from Rosario that that links well to this which is, you know, don't you get saturation in the end? Don't you end up having so many devices out there that it that they all cause interference an and it's very difficult to connect to those assets, so Philippe, maybe this one's a good question for you. You know those oil fields that that you you guys building up and managing. You know they're pretty noisy environments with a lot of different technologies in them. Yes, thank thank you Dan. Yes, I mean, we see we always have to make sure we understand the indifference and the noise level, right? The big advantage of Royce we build on the story or link birds budget, right? You have a good receiver sensitivity and so you don't transmit a lot of data, but you transmit data that is needed and not all the time. So it's really leveraging and operating the in the frequency and ISN bend the best way possible from what we saw and thank you Kathleen budget. That's really what you get for very very wide coverage area where you have a lot of space or in a plant or refinery. Right, that's what we were talking about. That also helps penetrating metal and being able to go further than any other technology for the time that we saw for the time being so. You always have to be aware of other other noise and other frequency being operated, but we need really the cheap and the windows. The space spread spectrum is used for law enables. You're transmitting data. Alright, thanks for that Philippe Mohammed. You asked about information on deployment of Lauro and Gateways. I think if you go down to the resource is peace in the engagement tool at the bottom. I think it's in there. There's some information in in there around actually. The deployment of Chevron that might be interesting for you there so. So we got an interesting question here about the deley right. An Lorawan is near real time, but it is not millisecond latency and so is a deley of nought .4 to nought .8 seconds. It is, is that tolerable for an industrial setting. So Philippe, you wanna start that one for us? Yeah, sure, I mean again. I mean for us we are looking at law one as a way to gather data from the film that we couldn't do before, so aware why your solution is not. Is a feasible or not? It's too expensive to deploy right? So it's enabling us to get more data points or more feeling violent. And we're not going to use low. I want for anything that's critical that could put lives in danger. It's more like OK get the data from. Anything that you need but not use it for alarming control or things like that. That's really our point of view. Joseph, you want to come in on that with respect to AI and intelligence of that data, do you need that data you know in millisecond latency? Yeah, great question and thank you for that. You know what we see on the software side and you know, integrating sensors a lot of times in the industrial IoT space, especially in connecting legacy assets that are usually a part of a manual operations to where someone. Let's just take an example of checking the machine you know two times a day. You don't need that in real time. You know like you would for robotics type surgery. So what we're seeing is customers coming to us and asking us, you know, connecting? Legacy sensors devices and you know, giving them visibility into an operations, or, you know, replacing a manual type process to wear low latency. Or you know high bandwidth type application would be necessary. The then means there, but you know each application has their end goal, but will we see in the IoT faces, especially in the OG sector and vertical is that you know you can transport those data packets. With a little bit higher latency, so thank you, Daniel. Yeah, thanks for that Joe. So this one goes out to you Frank. You've got a lot of experience certifying devices. So does Laura frequency from the node to the gateway get effect by the hazardous zone? I don't know, thank you. The introduction, no, it it doesn't, so it's. No, it does not at all. So obviously the devices that are used inside the zones need to be certified to be used in that zone. So in Europe 8X in the in the US it will be close one. This two or class one this day one and once the devices that are certified to death certification there will be tested obviously to to not to not affect any of the of the order equipment in those areas. So so on that note then when is Laura certification a must for sensors? You can answer that from a regulatory perspective. From an industry perspective and then also from that hazardous some perspective. An yeah so the I think the law I want certification itself is a must. When you when you look at the. At the security and and about the interval probability of the whole ecosystem. So if everything works according to the to the Rover one standard, it all connects and works. Works very well together. And yeah, I I don't think it really affects the as this aspect because there that's really a separate certification. But I think mainly the security aspect of this is the main and the main point. Right OK so. Denny, do you wanna also comment on on the challenges or or or the the need for certification? How do you do you have specific certifications that are specific to the mining industry that are on top of interoperability and regulatory compliance? Yes, in most cases we need to adapt to the certification of the specific countries and also to the regulations, for instance because of the incident will refer to or the accident. In Romania there are new regulations in Brazil that that were installed last year and we have to comply with that. And then there are specific certifications such as the Anatel in Brazil, but many countries have specific regulations which we have to comply with indeed. Right? OK well thanks ever so much. I think I'm probably going to have to end here as we were coming up with this last question. Is there a clear benefit for using MQTT protocol between the gateway and the servers? So our asset to a few of you buddy Frank, you want to kick off with that one MQ two MQTT between gateways and servers. Yes, I think we we we see different we see different protocols being used. I think MQTT has a high scalability and and reliability factors, but it yeah, it really depends probably on the on the on the on, the characteristics that the of the company, that the that it does, the implementation, what they prefer. But to my knowledge, amputees, mainly scalability and reliability of the of the connection. Kevin, you wanna jump in on on that one as well? Eric Utility to the servers. So what I would add, you know there as well as you know, the benefits of the publish subscribe nature of the MQTT brokers and systems to be able to direct the data and participate. You know at various and and use nodes, whether it's in a cloud or something on premise, you're able to, you know, then direct the data and respond as necessary is another benefit. And and and I guess we'll finish up here with Philippe. You want to weigh in on on your experience and opinions with MQTT? Yeah, I mean it goes back to what I was saying in my presentation. You know, I'm pretty is kind of a standard protocol for IoT data transmission, so again for us, using standards is really helping us again, and I think it was also mentioned in the upscale tremendously. So this is our point of view. I mean, trying to really leverage or different type of standard that we can use in our environment. We don't want to have a different protocol for each service is right. It's the point is to be able to transmit the data the best way. Securely and reliable. Alright thanks Philippe. We also multitech. We've we've seen definite benefit in using MQTT, particularly on Prem where there's a lot of isolated process control networks that are not connected to cloud platforms. There very local systems and and that gives you the versatility to subscribe and publish data between assets coming in on Laura into other systems, and it also enables you to inject data higher up into the stack so you can bypass a lot of SCADA systems. Or or the lower layers of those Purdue models in those SCADA systems. So so definitely MQTT is picking up in popularity and there's other standards now moving ahead based on that, like Spark plug beef sandwiches. Something is more that you might want to take a little look at Spark plug be. Right well, thanks ever so much and we're about 10 past the hour hit so it's been a great web cast. A big thank here to everybody who was on the panel, Dini, Frank, Joe, Philippe, Ann, Ann and Kevin said been a pleasure having you here today. Thank you everybody for turning up and I also wanted to say a big thanks to John Polly from Chevron who put a lot of work into the white paper and. I'm really helped. Bring a lot of this technology through here in in this oil and gas space in Chevron, along with Phillip. In these team there. So thanks John. You'll be missed. And to everybody else. Thanks ever so much for being on the on the webcast today and look forward to seeing you all the events soon. _1621216964326

 

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Industry 4.0 began with manufacturing but has become essential for all industrial vertical markets. It involves digitally connecting computers and networks to automate systems and ultimately make decisions without human involvement. Sectors such as energy are capitalizing on Industry 4.0 technologies to ensure they can cost effectively receive more data to boost efficiency, productivity and safety.

 

In this webcast, join Industrial IoT experts from MultiTech, Chevron, Yokogawa, Webee, Aloxy, and World Sensing who are driving the long-term implications for industrial cost efficiency through digitization present examples of LoRaWAN deployments that have proven to be successful for day-to-day operations. We will explore several use cases that come into play in large, often hazardous, industrial environments, such as event monitoring, large construction monitoring, warehouse management, and asset tracking. We will look at dashboards for data display and workflows and highlight benefits and the agility of LoRaWAN technology in being a game changer for Industry 4.0.

 

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