July 27, 2023

Innovating Safety: Dow's Journey with AI and Azure for Zero Incidents

Author:

Tim Yocum

⚙️ Innovating Safety with AI and Azure ⚙️ Discover how Dow harnessed Microsoft Azure and AI for containment leak detection, setting the stage for zero incidents. Explore adaptable solutions for workplace safety. #SafetyInnovation #AIandAzure #WorkplaceSafety

Key Takeaways

Dive into Dow's safety transformation using AI and Microsoft Azure. Discover how Dow built an AI and IoT solution on Azure for containment leak detection, and learn how this technology can be adapted for workplace safety. Let's shape a secure future together.

Safety isn't just a priority—it's a commitment. Dow, a beacon of innovation, stands resolute in its quest for zero safety-related incidents. With a steadfast focus on technology and innovation, Dow's Digital Operations Center pioneered a groundbreaking solution to propel safety to new heights.

The challenge was clear: How could Dow detect possible containment leaks in its production environment, enabling swift response and averting potential hazards? The answer lay in the synergy of two transformative technologies—Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)—powered by Microsoft Azure.

Azure became Dow's canvas for innovation. The Digital Operations Center crafted an AI and IoT solution that harnessed the capabilities of Azure Video Analyzer, Azure DevOps, and machine learning. The result? A low-latency, flexible, and scalable solution that could detect possible leaks with remarkable accuracy.

Imagine a scenario where AI watches over the production environment, analyzing live video streams with precision. At the hint of a possible leak, alerts are triggered, enabling immediate operator intervention. This dynamic duo of AI and IoT creates a safety net that not only prevents incidents but also instills a sense of security among the workforce.

Dow's innovation didn't stop at containment leak detection. The solution's adaptability allowed for expansion into other computer vision scenarios. Imagine AI detecting if employees are wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) or enhancing security monitoring in industrial settings. The possibilities are vast, and the commitment to safety remains unwavering.

At Yocum Technology Group, we're inspired by Dow's journey of innovation. We recognize the power of technology in shaping safety and security in the workplace. We're here to guide you on a similar path of transformation. Our expertise, coupled with Azure's capabilities, can help you develop tailored solutions that promote safety, security, and resilience.

Are you ready to shape a secure future? To explore how AI and Azure can revolutionize safety practices? Subscribe to stay connected with us. Let's embark on a journey of innovation, where AI and technology converge to create workplaces that are not just productive but also safe.

Tim Yocum

About the author

As a software architect with over two decades of experience, I specialize in web development (MVC, Angular, React, Blazor), Azure development and migrations, and mobile development (Flutter). My extensive background includes roles as a custom development consultant, database and data warehouse designer. Actively involved in the Microsoft user community, I coordinate the Mid Atlantic and Lehigh Valley Azure user groups. I frequently present at regional user groups and webcasts, and, as a U.S. Navy veteran, I am keen on connecting with fellow veterans on LinkedIn.

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