As the plant floor becomes more connected, so do abnormal situations—which can originate from anywhere in the enterprise. To help operators navigate this new universe of anomalies, suppliers are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that enable proactive situational awareness vs. reactive alarm management.
Whether drilling further out or maintaining a sprawling set of wells, exploration companies are realizing they need a more central plan of control. Remote operations are not only more feasible, but vital.
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Manufacturers recognize the need to offer not only products, but services as well. But actually achieving that has proved to be challenging—what Cisco calls the service dilemma. Embracing digital technologies can help, as Caterpillar shows.
Having emerged as the most readily applicable Industrial Internet of Things implementation with a near-term quantifiable return on investment, remote asset management has been turning heads across industry this year.
Coming out of stealth mode earlier this year, Maana has now announced all the enhancements it’s been making the past several months to its analytics platform; and is moving from proof of concept to operationalization.
Food manufacturers are under pressure to minimize risk throughout the entire supply chain. Many companies are turning to cloud-based technology to implement quality control across global operations and enable collaboration with partners.
HIMA has received its largest order yet, providing safety and fire and gas systems for the Ichthys LNG Project, which will process the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years.