Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 Viewpoints

IIoT Viewpoints

Featured here are original and timely articles from ARC analysts and guest writers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Smart Manufacturing.  We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitization and transformation of industries, infrastructure, and cities.  Our goal is to provide readers with clear and concise analyses, opinions, and discussion of these trends, technologies, and services. Sign up for our weekly IIoT/I4 Viewpoints newsletter

Nov
28
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Drones Set to Transform Inspections

Around the world, asset-intensive industries, such as oil and gas, are looking to maximize their return on assets by better managing and maintaining their assets throughout the lifecycle. Regular maintenance and inspections work is crucial for proper asset management.

Nov
23
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

Information Modelling at NAMUR 2018: Namur Open Architecture (NOA) and Asset Lifecycle Data Model (ALC)

At the NAMUR General Assembly held on November 8 and 9, 2018, two topics were directly related to Information Modelling or data modelling. Data models enable information interoperability by specifying which information is stored where, and what the content of that information is. Models for asset information enable the efficient management of information of an asset. Asset information is seen as increasingly important and forms a basis for engineering, qualification and compliance, commissioning, operation, safety, maintenance and decommissioning.
Nov
20
2018
Jyoti Prakash — Industry Trends

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Reshaping Today’s Pipeline Leak Detection Systems

While operating companies in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil & gas have been utilizing leak detection systems (LDS) for decades; new regulations, rising concerns about pipeline integrity and cybersecurity, and the availability of several powerful new technologies have spurred increased interest in these solutions among end users. This bodes well for the overall market in the coming years. Today’s increasingly software-based leak detection systems incorporate advanced automation plus new, disruptive technologies such as predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to improve pipeline safety, availability, and security.
Nov
14
2018
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Servitization for Industrial Products

A key driver for servitization is the increasing complexity of products. It has become impractical for a general-purpose maintenance team at the end customer’s site to support and maintain modern equipment containing mechatronics, electronics, software and IP.  As a result, users look to the supplier for support.  Services have become an inseparable component of the product.  End-users who are involved in the supplier section of complex assets should include servitization in the selection criteria.
Nov
13
2018
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Leveraging Analytics to Boost EAM Performance

These are both challenging and exciting times for business users -- and specifically for EAM users seeking actionable information in a sea of disparate data. With a wide variety of data sources in use in organization today, finding the right information, at the right time, is more important than ever.
Nov
09
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Remote Monitoring for Improved Asset Management

In asset intensive industries, such as oil and gas, routine maintenance and inspections are crucial for proper asset management. Regular maintenance and inspection works also help to ensure workplace safety. Various new technologies are playing a major role to help improve and simplify these routine tasks and thus, in turn improve the integrity and reliability of assets and infrastructure. Remote monitoring is one of the latest technologies used in the oil and gas and other process industries for better asset management.
Nov
08
2018
Jyoti Prakash — Industry Trends

Artificial Lift Optimization via Industrial IoT Empowers Digital Oilfields

For decades, operating companies have used artificial lift optimization (ALO) systems to enhance oil and gas production. But in today’s “lower for longer” oil price market, with owner-operators, independent E&P companies, and other industry stakeholders trying to squeeze out more profits per barrel of oil equivalent, solutions designed to optimize artificial lift systems are in greater demand than ever. New age automation technologies, the trend toward digitalization, and the emerging Industrial IoT (IIoT), help further increase the value proposition for today’s artificial lift optimization solutions.
Nov
02
2018
Guest Blogger: Sandy Mangat — Industry Trends

People-centric Digital Transformation through OPM

The concept of Operations Performance Management (OPM) – the connecting of operational systems to improve outcomes for organizations – has been around for decades.

Nov
02
2018
Eddie Fidler — Technology Trends

3D Scanning Enables Affordable Reality Capture

Whether it is quality control in a manufacturing setting, driving a construction project to completion under budget and on time, or safely analyzing stockpile volume in a mining operation, accurate and timely measurement is key for many companies. Recently, 3D scanning technology has emerged as a compelling solution for a bevy of metrology applications, and has even enabled some new ones altogether.
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