SK Energy has succeeded in developing an unmanned detection system that automatically detects toxic gas in confined spaces without the need for human intervention. This was leanred from industry sources in Seoul on June 21.
SK Energy plans to promote safety in factories and improve work efficiency through digital transformation.
Acording to sources at the company, SK Energy has developed an IoT-based unmanned system which detects toxic gas in confined spaces and that it has completed its patent registration.
According to the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, an annual average of 19 workers die from suffocation while working in confined spaces and the death rate in such cases exceeds 50 percent.
In order to address the problem, reports said, SK Energy began developing unmanned detection technology in 2017.