SOURCE: Apprion


September 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Apprion Supports Safety Commitment at BASF Site in Freeport, Texas With Innovative ION Mustering Application

BASF Corporation's Site in Freeport Works With Apprion to Implement Automated Mustering Solution That Uses State-of-the-Art Technology to Locate Personnel During Emergencies

FREEPORT, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - Apprion, the leader of intelligent industrial applications and services for the process manufacturing industry, today announced its latest project with BASF Corporation in Freeport, Texas, that is designed to further enhance safety, security and operational excellence at the manufacturing facility.

The BASF site in Freeport and Apprion recently deployed the Apprion ION Mustering Application, which provides real-time information and communication about the status of employees and contractors if the site were to have an emergency situation.

BASF's Freeport site partnered with Apprion in 2012 to build a wireless infrastructure to support numerous applications. Since personnel safety is the highest value at BASF, the work began with a site survey, building the network and the first application: ION Video. The ION Mustering Application was next on the list.

"Keeping our employees and contractors safe is everyone's top priority. Apprion's ION Mustering Application is one of the most advanced, reliable solutions we have installed to-date. Automating the mustering process in the event of an emergency situation and being able to see the status and location of our people immediately is invaluable," said Chris Witte, Sr. Vice President and Site Manager of the Freeport site. "Working with a partner like Apprion, our site will continue to make further safety, security and operational improvements."

The ION Mustering Application process works in the following manner: In the event of an emergency requiring personnel to seek safety at designated mustering areas, emergency notification sirens sound an alert. Each mustering area has a solar powered ION Mustering Tower -- a stationary access point for real-time personnel check-in during emergencies. 

The ION Mustering Tower uses a visual strobe light for notification during emergencies, ensuring that it will be seen by everyone on site. Workers check in to the mustering area with their personal IONite tags, and the tower's WiFi reader automatically updates the system that the specific person is accounted for. The automated wireless system and efficient backhaul reader eliminates manual processes and provides visual confirmation of the safety of personnel in the integrated ION Dashboard. 

"Apprion understands the importance of safety at industrial facilities," said Ryan Kindred, Lead Electrical Design Engineer at the BASF site in Freeport. "I was able to work with Apprion's engineers while designing and developing an attractive tower structure with a WiFi reader, strobe light and solar powered features. The ION Mustering Tower complements the extraordinary level of importance BASF applies to safety."

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Apprion delivers intelligent, industrial applications and services for the process manufacturing industry. Apprion extends and manages the Industrial Internet of Things with the only open, industrial application platform -- the ION System. The ION System includes multiple industrial applications that address all of your critical safety, security, compliance and performance needs for Communications, Condition Monitoring, Asset & Personnel Location, Video and Workforce Mobility. For more information, visit

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