Using RealWear hands-free, voice-operated devices running Microsoft Teams allows Total’s La Porte Polypropylene Plant to continue mass-producing the raw materials used in the making of, among other things, essential medical supplies such as gowns and face masks.

Field operators are using RealWear’s award-winning HMT-1Z1 intrinsically safe headsets clipped onto PPE hard hats in potentially hazardous environments.

Our Products at IngresQR continues to be a popular intrinsically safe solution for industrial customers looking to deploy a Remote Collaboration solution for business continuity.

RealWear with Microsoft Teams is “A Game Changer” for Total’s Safety and Operational Efficiency

Total’s La Porte plant is the largest single-site polypropylene plant in North America and produces 2.7 billion pounds of polypropylene per year.

In addition to masks and gowns, the pellets are used for food packaging, tapes, carpet yarns, absorbent products, caps and closures, geotextiles, small appliances, housewares, disposables, outdoor furniture, and toys.

How Does RealWear Headsets Work In Field Operations For TOTAL?

Outfitting Total’s field operators with ruggedized RealWear headsets enables them to connect with their technical and engineering staff in real-time to quickly diagnose an operational issue or handle a need for equipment maintenance. These field operators are now Connected Workers.

The set-up is simple. Field operators put on the headset and make a Microsoft Teams call with just their voice. They can even have multiple people on Teams at once to look at a problem from all different points of view, sharing screens, displays, data, and more.

According to Total, the use of the wearable solution speeds up and improves technical assistance while enhancing the teams’ responsiveness in a safe manner in case of an unplanned event at their La Porte site.

Here are some comments from Total’s press release:

“Connecting our field operators to experts on the other side of the world is particularly topical at a time when travel is restricted and more people work remotelyBut above all, the launch of Microsoft Teams on RealWear at Total’s La Porte site in Texas is another step in our industrial digital transformation. It makes Total’s operations safer and more efficient by executing better decisions faster. It also allows us to improve our operational excellence over the long run, and create the petrochemicals plant of tomorrow.”

Eric Duchesne
Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Project Division
Total Refining and Chemicals.

“With its high-resolution camera and noise cancellation, RealWear is able to put eyes on the job from anywhere in the world, saving travel costs while keeping everybody safely at a distance. The ability for an expert to connect to the headset remotely, view the scene on live video, examine small details captured in still photos, and speak directly with the operator enables remote teams to assess the situation as it unfolds as though they were actually on the ground themselves.”

Sanjay Jhawar
Co-founder and President

So, it’s really possible to use Augmented Reality applications to enhance remote service capabilities for any industry.

Incident management systems are now available with inbuilt call features to connect technicians to the right technical expert immediately like our RealWear Hands-Free Intrinsically Safe Devices.

With a button click, technicians are in a video call with experts who can use in-call Augmented Reality on the device screen to guide them through the problem.

This type of AR remote service is best for unplanned issues like the COVID pandemic.

Combined with the pre-made scenarios, these two types of AR implementations cover all bases for the modern facilities in the oil and gas sector.


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