Safety, always an important concern
when hazardous chemicals are being
handled, has been significantly
enhanced in an industrial area on
Jurong Island in Singapore. The
requirement came after September
11th. With the new system, alerts are
forwarded instantly to all parties,
allowing them to take action quickly
Sixteen chemical industry companies are participants in the project. All of these companies produce or handle chemicals on Jurong Island, which Singapore is transforming into a worldclass hub for the chemicals industry.
For these customers, local Mobitex operator ST Mobile Data created an Alert Messaging System that links all companies together wirelessly. This software allows personnel at each company to enter an alert that is instantly transmitted to all participating companies and shown on special LED displays in strategic locations, thus ensuring that critical real-time information is automatically disseminated. Mobitex’s high reliability will ensure that the transmission of the message never fails.
“The Mobitex Alert Messaging
System allows everyone handling hazardous
or sensitive chemicals in these
companies to keep their eyes open and
to alert all parties to take preventative
measures, should an emergency arise,”
notes Wong Kang Jer, account manager
at STMD. .