Blackline Safety’s data science team launches client testing program for its first artificial intelligence module that will bring pattern-finding automation to gas leak detection
Calgary, Canada — September 1, 2020 — Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX.V: BLN), a global leader of gas detection and connected safety solutions, announced today that its Blackline Vision data science team is launching testing with select clients for its first artificial intelligence (AI) software module, which will help organizations gain further operational insights for improved workforce safety, quality and productivity.
Blackline Vision’s AI Gas Leak Detection module focuses on the automatic early detection of gas leaks by identifying patterns in low-level gas readings streamed to the Blackline Safety Cloud from G7 wearable gas monitors. Advance detection and proactive maintenance will enable gas leaks to be identified early, minimizing unexpected future downtime while keeping everyone safe. The initial client testing phase will run through December 2020.
With many industries relying on gas alarms from fixed or personal gas monitors, or periodic manual assessments to identify or detect leaks, the AI Gas Leak Detection module will automate the process, requiring no additional equipment, eliminating the risk of human error and enhancing organizations’ ability to maximize uptime while keeping people safe.
“Through artificial intelligence, we are taking the power of data to an entirely new level of protection,” said Sean Stinson, VP Sales and Product Management for Blackline Safety. “With the launch of this module’s testing phase, we are one step closer to proactively detecting gas leaks using the same data that streams from G7 wearables. This type of automation — leak detection without the need for additional equipment — is unheard of in the safety industry and only possible through our combination of direct-to-cloud connectivity, location technology, cloud-hosted software and data science.”
Clients participating in the module testing will have access to a web portal that automatically maps all potential leaks on their worksites, leveraging data from the Blackline Safety Cloud. The portal will enable users to interact with their data to explore a detailed history of leaks in that area and other pertinent safety insights.
Blackline Vision expects to release the AI Gas Leak Detection module worldwide in early 2021. This is the first of many AI modules the Blackline Vision team will develop as it continues to transform the safety industry through additional tools that enhance the productivity and safety of connected workers across the globe.
About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women, having reported over 100 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. For more information, visit BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.