Safety Co-innovation Team

Safety Co-innovation
The key mission of Yokogawa is to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. To achieve this, we innovate and create new ideas, in combination with field-proven Industrial Automation solutions. To make this combination work, we started an Agile / SCRUM team with a focus to improve safety. 

Introduction of Squad Teams
Yokogawa has existed for over 100 years, continuously contributing to society through our innovation in IA. The key mission of Yokogawa is to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. To achieve this, we will deploy our ingenuity and creativity, in combination with our portfolio of solutions and developments in an agile way. Therefore, we started 3 Business Acceleration Squad teams; Seveso (Safety solutions/services), OMS (OpreX Managed Services) en Renewables. With these squads, we want to keep pace in an ever faster changing and uncertain world. Because we recognize the urgency to shift gears. And to mobilize the creativity and ingenuity of our people.

Limit the consequences of disasters 
Product owner Niels Huttenhuis: ‘With our voyage to a safer world we want to limit the consequences of disasters for society, the environment, and your company. To achieve this, we share our safety culture and cutting-edge technology so we ensure that you will make higher profits while making the world a safer place.

Co-innovating to prevent large barn fires
For example, this team looks at how to prevent large fires that often occur in stables in the agricultural sector. In the past 12 years, there were 208 fires in the Netherlands only, in which 1.2 million animals died (source: wakkerdier). And as a consequence, many farms did too. The risk of fire due to short-circuiting - for instance - is very high because of the dusty environment. 

We combine various software, the ammonia-resistant Distributed Temperature Sensor (DTSX) and technologies with which we collect data on a farm to monitor and visualise risks of a barn fire. We have developed this fire detection solution together with expert networks such as specialists, the government, suppliers, vets, and the fire brigade. With the aim to prevent fires, resulting in a safe and environmentally friendly farm. 

Yokogawa tests the safety biggest electric transport bike ever
In addition to preventing stable fires, this squad also uses its knowledge of safety in other projects. Such as PostNL's new concept for urban distribution. A first for the market leader in parcels to deliver to the city center with this largest electric transport bike ever without emission of CO2, NOx, and particulate matter. A wonderful sustainable initiative that, of course, must also be safe for the deliverers and residents of the city center. Read the blog about how we have tackled this.

More information on Safety solutions 
Are you interested in our voyage to a safer world and do you have questions or good ideas, please reach out to us.

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