Process Technology for Fighting the Pandemic
Those who work in early risk detection are welcome guests in chemical facilities and their control rooms. When discoveries used to monitor reactors and surplus gas burners can then be transferred to the protection of thousands of people during a pandemic, then the invitations to set up pilot applications pile up quickly. This is exemplarily demonstrated by an automated body temperature check at the turnstiles used to contain the Corona pandemic.
It’s the pandemic routine: grab the everyday mask, the one that hangs from the rearview mirror in the company car. A quick trip to the trunk, and then it’s off to the factory gate at the chemical company, briefcase in hand. The technician is already running the day’s task in his head: calibrating flow meters. He hasn’t really noticed that he hasn’t felt 100% lately; he has suppressed the slight cough and sniffling. The assignment today is too important. It’s a routine job, but urgent, since the client has defined a narrow window for the work. This is no time for weakness, he thinks to himself, as he stands at the blocked turnstile, waiting to be invited in by a friendly colleague from factory security. A single measurement determines an elevated temperature that needs checking.
This fictional scenario reflects an experience shared by many, in which an employee has endangered himself and others, out of a sense of duty. No matter how human it appears to ignore the first symptoms of illness, exposing others is unacceptable within the context of a pandemic. From the point of view of managers of large companies, they need to employ suitable measures to protect everyone present at a facility from infection with the SARS-CoV-2. One efficient method for this, which is also suitable for use in the case of larger groups of people, was recently developed and brought to market by TTS Automation, in collaboration with the automation experts at WAGO Kontakttechnik.
Reasons for WAGO:
Early risk detection using industrial thermal cameras
Automated body temperature check using Prometheus
System only functions by combining industrial camera technology with intelligent controllers
Direct communication with the cameral electronics thanks to WAGO Digital Plant Gateway