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Member News17th Jun 2021

Placement student funding accelerates Salus product development

Aberdeenshire-headquartered process safety firm Salus Technical has been awarded funding from The Data Lab to secure a placement student to aid bringing new technology to market.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) MSc Business Analytics student, John Leitch, is joining the company for a 12-week placement, as part of Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, The Data Lab’s MSc programme. John will be developing a proof of concept for one of Salus Technical’s future software products which has the potential to revolutionise the hazard and operability (HAZOP) process.

The product, which is currently in the development phase, uses a library of thousands of process safety incidents to make it less likely for personnel to miss potential sources of major accidents. In coupling the HAZOP process with accidents that have occurred, it uses big data and machine learning to enhance the role of people rather than seeking to replace them. As well as oil and gas and petrochemicals, it has the potential to be applied to other major accident industries such as geothermal, carbon capture and hydrogen production. Read more…