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Ensuring Worker Safety and Efficiency Under The Most Demanding Circumstances at Dow Chemical: Author - Rob Sliedrecht

Created Nov 12 2014, 6:00 AM by Clare McFarlane

The chemical and refining industry represents one of the most extreme working environments - not only for the workers who have to complete their tasks within tight deadlines, but also for the technical equipment used for their safety and support. For instance, devices for mission-critical communications have to be ATEX-certified, allowing use in environments that contain potentially explosive gas and dust.

Motorola Solutions has now been selected by one of the leading integrated science and technology companies -Dow Chemical - to tackle these exact challenges and establish an independent communication platform across their operations in the Netherlands. We are very proud to have been chosen to implement our state-of-the-art, proven TETRA digital radio solutions at the Dutch premises of Dow Chemical together with our longstanding and experienced partner Flash Services Netherlands.

Due to its sophisticated transmission technology, our TETRA solution permits Dow Chemical's workers to conduct interference-free, secure and clear voice calls even in the presence of loud background noise at the facilities. The contract scope includes the delivery of a future-proof Dimetra IP Compact solution, Motorola MTP850Ex ATEX TETRA portable radios, Motorola MTM5400 TETRA mobile radios as well as MTS4 and MTS1 TETRA base stations for more than 880 users.

"We are always striving to connect chemistry and innovation, generating new ways to solve global challenges and to improve the work of our employees around the world. This is why we have chosen the future-proof TETRA technology from Motorola Solutions, which provides us with the best terminals and infrastructure on the market and enables our workers to complete their tasks as securely and efficiently as possible."
- Kees Deurloo, Project Manager, Dow Chemical in the Benelux

In order to ensure smooth and reliable operations of the new communication infrastructure, Flash Services Netherlands will develop a new fleet map to cover the exact operational requirements of the users and configure the TETRA systems. Further service and support provided by Motorola Solutions and Flash Services Netherlands include project management, engineering, factory and site acceptance tests (FAT, SAT) as well as coverage testing and documentation. This project is great testament to Motorola's flexibility when it comes to working alongside the client and partner in order to deploy an all round communication package that suits the precise needs of the individual client.


Rob Sliedrecht, Director Government & Public Safety, Motorola Solutions
Netherlands & Belgium