Turnaround Monitoring a Case Study
SAFER Systems®, the recognized global leader in integrated software for chemical emergency response solutions, announced its new SAFER Real-Time® Case Study, “NOVA Chemicals – Early Detection Leads to Prevention.” The case study examines the importance of integrating the latest technologies to provide support for turnaround monitoring or other non-standard facility operations.
This newly completed case study was a joint project with NOVA Chemicals’ Corunna facility in Ontario, Canada. The chemical manufacturing plant, already a SAFER Real-Time® user for monitoring hazardous material storage locations and processes, was looking for a solution to monitor a series of maintenance and construction projects related to a site turnaround.
Capitalizing on SAFER’s partnership with RAE Systems, NOVA Corunna added an integrated, wireless, GPS-enabled monitoring component to its Real-Time system, expanding the system beyond the traditional scope of Emergency Management and Response. Andy Hart, NOVA Corunna’s Team Lead-Responsible Care, says, “Here is a tool originally intended to help manage incidents, but which can also, in fact, be used to detect incidents at their earliest stages during the normal course of operations and maintenance work.”
The case study outlines a number of situations in which the incorporation of AreaRAEs into the SAFER Real-Time® system provided an additional level of protection, as well as confidence that any problem would be detected and pinpointed in the incipient stages to help prevent the situation from escalating.