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  • Writer's pictureFemi Femi

How the Internet of Things (IoT) can be Applied in the Oil and Gas Industry


Mega factories and production plants are most prone to hazardous explosions and human risks, not to mention the huge monetary loss resulting from gas leakage.

According to reports, carbon monoxide poisoning costs over $1.3 billion on healthcare expenditures and leads to over 2000 deaths per year in the United States alone. To avoid such tragic incidents in Nigeria, factory owners and industrialists should install advanced gas meters to get accurate and real-time information about unintended gas leaks in the factories.

Harmful Gas Detection:

Early detection of toxic gases such as H2S, methane, CO and gas leaks by IoT-based smart gas detection solutions in manufacturing facilities and commercial buildings

Oxygen Level Measurement:

IoT-enabled devices help in the early detection of decreasing oxygen levels. Such prompt alerts can allow sufficient time to clear the facilities before the workers' well-being is compromised

Fire Hazard Prevention:

Gas sensors help monitor the distribution of hazardous chemicals in the atmosphere to prevent tragic outcomes. It also serves as a crucial amenity to ensure fire safety at workplaces and facilities.

Help in Compliance with Environmental Norms:

Refinery managers can easily detect and control the volume of toxic gas emissions using IoT-based gas detection systems and ensure that pollution rates are controlled.


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