iSOL8™ is an electronic industrial hazardous energy isolation system invented by Craig Power in 2015.
iSOL8™ is the collective name for a process comprised of smart and standard lock boxes, NFC tagged isolation points and isolation locks, NFC enabled mobile devices, and a web based database system for collective management of isolation permits and isolation planning.
iSOL8™ replaces traditional LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out paper based and hybrid electronic isolation management systems
A Standard Patent was granted by IP Australia in September 2017 “Method and System for Isolation Management and/or Access Control – Number 2015902338
A PCT application was submitted in March 2017 to the EU and USA jurisdictions – Patent Cooperation Treaty(PCT) patent application number PCT/AU2015/0507751
A demonstration kit has been developed for presentation to interested parties and was showcased at the Australian Oil and Gas Conference in March 2018.
Further research work is being undertaken to find a suitable electronic Lock activated by Bluetooth .
A demonstration lock box has been developed and software testing will be undertakenin the first quarter of 2018.
Early Adopter trials using a standard lock box will be undertaken in mid 2018.