ExxonMobil OPA exhibiting model behavior

April 5, 2023
ExxonMobil's open process automation testbed will culminate in an operational field trial this year, inspiring others in the field.

ExxonMobil’s open process automation (OPA) testbed, as well as its upcoming field trial, is serving as an important component in the digital transformation journey.

One of the founding members of the Open Automation Forum, the company has been helping develop the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS) along with its partners. On Feb. 7 and 9, several forum members reported their progress at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.

“There’s a lot of data processing and other capabilities available at the edge, and we see Open Process Automation (OPA) as a platform that can give us many useful functions now and in the future. I view my new automation role as part of that digital transformation journey,” Ryan Smeltzer, OPA program manager at ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Co., told Control.

Read the full story on partner publication Control’s website.

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