Voices: Automation Strategies

Valves, Pumps Benefit From Digital Performance Management

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

By David Clayton, ARC Advisory Group
Nov 13, 2018

While digital transformation has been getting its fair share of hype in recent years, end users in the heavy process industries actually began digitizing their plants decades ago with the introduction of “smart/intelligent,” digitally integrated process transmitters and final control devices. Today, the vast majority of process transmitters installed for greenfield and major upgrade projects are smart, if not always fully digitally integrated. However, historically, pumps and valves have tended to be the last field devices for end users to digitize in their plants.

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