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MultiTech Aloxy Valve Positioning Use Case

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2023 USE CASE LoRaWAN ® Valve Positioning Monitoring Sensors Increase Safety and Improve Plant Efficiency SITUATION Opening or shutting a valve seems straightforward, but when it is placed in an industrial environment, surrounded by chemicals, machinery, high heat and dangerous equipment, making a mistake can be disastrous. In the tank storage industry, valves that are left in the wrong position have a negative impact on the environment and efficiency (70% of accidents result from human errors). Tracking valve positioning in industrial environments is critical to avoid disastrous mistakes, potential spills, incidents or accidents, unwanted downtime or production loss. SOLUTION MultiTech, a global leader in LoRaWAN® and cellular technologies for IoT and Aloxy, a leading European IIoT Solutions Provider for the Oil & Gas, Chemical and process industries are providing integrated LoRaWAN® solutions with easy to install gateways and robust Aloxy Pulse Valve Positioning Monitoring Sensors that comply with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and IECEx FM certification Class1 Div2. Sensors can be mounted to valves without alterations to the valve or the need for unique mounting brackets. Cost-effective, plug-and-play wireless sensors capture any valve data to monitor their position (open, close or intermediate positions), location, temperature and vibration, and enable real-time alerts, offering continuous no-fault information on the actual position of the valves. The MultiTech Conduit® IP67 Base Station programmable gateway is a ruggedised IoT gateway solution, capable of resisting harsh environmental factors including moisture, dust, wind, rain, snow and extreme heat. Smart Industry North America Gateway Provider BENEFITS LoRaWAN® Aloxy valve positioning sensors wirelessly transmit valve monitoring data to the IoT HUB. Customers can collect data and leverage insights to increase the safety of error-prone, manual valve operations. This enables easy monitoring, increases efficiency, delivers actionable insights into industrial operations and improves safety. The risk of contamination, environmental spills and unwanted downtime is reduced, resulting in more efficient operations. MultiTech gateways provide long range coverage compared to Wi-Fi, excellent signal propagation, low power, and the ability to support multiple protocols including DASH7, to monitor communications with ATEX/IECEx certified sensors. CONTACT INFO MultiTech, Minnesota - USA Aloxy, Antwerpen - Belgium

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