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Monitor, Manage Digital Twin Performance Via The Confusion Matrix

June 16, 2021
Digital twins lack KPIs to manage their effectiveness. A confusion matrix provides a specific table layout for visualization of the performance of a digital twin algorithm.

IIoT: Technology is Just An Enabler

Jan. 12, 2021
In digital economies, the strategic, timely and proper use of technology and data makes a company competitive

What Level Of Autonomous Operations Is Your Facility?

Oct. 5, 2020
New, advanced functions that converge the previously separate worlds of operational technology and information technology are changing how people work in industry.

Shell Showcases Success With Autonomous Plant

July 21, 2020
The entire site operates autonomously monitored from a remote location by just two human operators.

If You Let It, Technology Transforms Procedures And Enhances Safety

May 20, 2020
Procedural automation techniques are well established and the benefits well documented, but industry has been slow in adopting these best practices.

Digital Transformation: Dow Breaks Down Cultural and Organizational Barriers

March 27, 2020
Dow’s digital strategy is to move from simply being a chemical company that “does digital” to become a digital developer of new materials.

Tap Into Distributed Control Systems Trends

Dec. 18, 2019
Some concepts may be foreign to old-school professionals but that’s not the case for the incoming generation of engineers.

Resolve Maintenance And Operations Conflicts

Oct. 22, 2019
Industrial IoT-enabled tools can help improve collaboration between the two groups in pursuit of common organizational goals.

Merck Writes Prescription For Digital Transformation

Aug. 20, 2019
Four initiatives at its vaccine-manufacturing facilities aim to save money.

Digital Transformation Lags In Chemical Industry

May 1, 2019
Process industries have unique challenges. BASF and Dow explain how they address these challenges and waltz forward.

How Secure Are Your Process Safety Systems?

Feb. 26, 2019
End users should consider forming a cross-functional team to address physical-, cyber- and safety-related risks. At the very minimum you need to make sure that existing discipline...

Tips To Maximize Safety Compliance

Jan. 22, 2019
With fines and even criminal convictions at risk, industrial organizations should make serious efforts to ensure that their safety systems are current.

Valves, Pumps Benefit From Digital Performance Management

Nov. 13, 2018
It is important for users to start small with a proof-of-concept project and not try to “end world hunger” overnight.

Use Automation To Reduce Operator Stress, Increase Plant Safety

July 13, 2018
Humans are good at ad hoc intervention and non-linear reasoning. Machines and automation are good at repetitive functions, steady-state functions and transition management.

Pharma Prescribes Continuous Processes

May 15, 2018
Continuous production could reduce persistent quality problems and help eliminate drug shortages.

What Happens When Malware Targets Process Safety Systems?

A cyber attack on a safety controller at an oil and gas installation in the Middle East proves that concerns about the possibility of attacks on industrial systems are escalating...

Define, Scope and Scale Improvements Via Operational Analytics

Companies often don’t understand where and how solutions can be applied to optimal effect, nor how to best integrate legacy technology investments.

Industrie 4.0: What Does It Mean for Chemical Companies?

June 2, 2017
How a specialty-polymers company took a “don’t panic” approach and improved safety, cost, uptime and quality.

Emerging Technology -- Technique Predicts Gas Product Quality

Nov. 29, 2016
Clearly, we've already started to see effective use of emerging technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled remote condition monitoring and Big Data analytics...

A Strategic Approach for Upgrading Process Control Systems, Part 2

Basic migration approaches and the costs of change associated with them.

A Strategic Approach for Upgrading Process Control Systems, Part 1

Determining when to migrate to a new system and developing a process for the upgrade projects.

How To Optimize The Value Of An Operator Training Simulator

Sept. 29, 2015
ARC Advisory Group Insight provides general guidelines.

Design Collaborative Processes Carefully

Aug. 11, 2015
ARC reviews takeaways on information-driven asset performance.