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  • Maintenance Maturity Models Advanced by IIoT
  • What Are the Technology Trends to Watch?
    … product lifecycle. leveraging augmented and virtual reality (ar/vr) as manufacturers hire new employees, they are implementing simulator-based training to convey plant knowledge; leveraging technologies, such as gaming, augmented/virtual reality, and 3d immersive, with wearable devices, …
  • How SPS IPC Drives Demonstrate the OT/IT Linkage
  • Introduction of AVEVA Teamwork Helps Empower Industrial Connected Workers to Share Knowledge
    … improvement.  it is designed to connect plant workforces with core digital systems and help unlock visibility into operations .  ranging from training videos, digital logbooks or answering a call for help, aveva teamwork can help to solve many of the challenges associated with traditional training and knowledge transfer methods that can consume significant time to get frontline workers up to speed on the essential skills needed to … application to support the specific requirements of the plant floor.  the result is a continuously updated knowledge base of best practices and training content, automatically shared with the workers who require them, across shifts and global operations . with the aveva teamwork …
  • Rockwell Automation Launches LifecycleIQ Services to Deliver New Levels of Partnership with Customers
    … capabilities and augmented reality technologies to help companies interact virtually with support engineers, strengthen skills with virtual training , and provide safety and security services without sending people into plants. to help to improve customer experiences, lifecycleiq …
  • Omega Simulation Releases OmegaLand V3.4, Enhancing Its Integrated Dynamic Simulation Environment
    … omegaland v3.4, an enhanced version of the omegaland integrated dynamic simulation environment.  this core element of omega simulation’s plant training simulator provides realistic simulation and an engineering environment that can swiftly adapt to customers’ varied simulation needs. … of plant systems. major target markets include oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, gas, power, and waterworks with applications of operational training for manufacturing plants, process review and analysis, verification and review of instrumentation system, operational assistance for plants, and engineering training .   … omega simulation releases omegaland v3.4, enhancing its integrated dynamic simulation environment …
  • Automation Service Capabilities Expanding Focus
    … toward condition-based and predictive maintenance strategies.  others see the iiot as a way to provide a path to improved plant operations , operator training services, and more.  this brings new concerns and questions regarding how the automation suppliers will provide remote services for asset …
  • Increasing Virtual Reality Based Trainer Effectiveness
    … overview simulation and/or virtual reality have proven to be highly effective approaches for training our workforce to operate complex, high-value systems.  today’s latest simulators use technology borrowed from the gaming and movie … training experiences in a safe, offline environment.  this minimizes both safety risks and concerns about losing high-value product due to operator error.    virtual and augmented reality can provide a realistic simulated environment that often is difficult to discern from the real … realism, a subjective value, is used to communicate how effectively the entire haptic solution imitates the actual environment in which a human operator would function based on the critical elements of interaction, immersion, and imagination.  the realism of haptics the realism of a haptic …
  • The Connected Worker: Together, Augmented Reality and Remote Monitoring Drive Operation Performance
    … achieve these results, companies are adopting augmented and virtual reality solutions. while virtual reality is helping companies improve their training programs, augmented reality is enabling field and maintenance technicians to diagnose and resolve problems more efficiently by sharing, …
  • ML and Analytics in Operations and Maintenance
  • Digital Twins for Plant Design, Build, and Operations
    … sequencing, and commissioning.  for operations , the twin uses real-time to assess status for predictive maintenance, process optimization, and operator training .  a 3d digital twin of a plant can be used to navigate to a virtual representation of an asset to access information about that real …
  • Plant Safety Focus of Smart Manufacturing Conference
    … and risk analysis, it’s also important to have emergency response systems in place.  these include safety and firefighting procedures and training of emergency personnel. several smart manufacturing pilot projects that help address improved plant safety are already under way in …
  • Turbomachinery Symposia Highlights Rotating Equipment
    … were particularly impressed by the range of solutions on display at the ge oil & gas exhibit, which included new smart hemet technology, virtual training solutions, and asset performance management solutions. smart helmets for field service engineers ge is collaborating with vrmedia s.r.l., … built by vrmedia which will be tested in the field by ge technicians to complete the validation of this first phase of development. virtual training solutions ge also highlighted its virtual training solutions designed to help build skills among engineers in training .  by leveraging ge engineering developments, the company created an …
  • What Is Behind the Growth of Automation and IT In India
    … a mother center and a community center.  the mother center acts as a hub, produces products, and develops course contents and curricula for training students, employees, and trainers.  the community center, spread across geographically and networked to mother centers, will take the …
  • Asset Performance Improved with Integrated Historian Data
    … since it consumes all data recorded from the ot layer in a more effective way. the issue with reactive operations and maintenance certainly, operator effectiveness programs or minor maintenance initiatives can help address some reliability issues.  but asset maintenance is often the … plant performance through cloud-based solutions, in-memory computing and powerful analytics, as well as the source of massive amounts of training data for machine learning and predictive maintenance solutions. this changes the way businesses and operations perform and compete by …
  • Transformational Automation Systems Highlighted at ARC Forum
  • Indonesian Oil & Gas Represents opportunities
    … in the 2001-2003 timeframe, the plant now only runs with four trains because of declining gas supply from nearby fields. earlier this year, the operator , badak lng, said it hopes pertamina can increase gas production from the mahakam block it is acquiring from total.  otherwise, only two …
  • Emerson Offers Technology and Strategy Response to Address Life Sciences Industry Challenges
    … operators can easily access emerson’s dcs from remote locations in the plant.  mobile device deployment also reduces the need for traditional operator hmi stations that take up valuable real estate in the facility. digital maturity digital transformation can be a confusing area for … trained on actual physical equipment and production processes. as such, emerson is fielding more inquiries about its virtual reality-based training solution, mimic field 3d , which gives personnel simulated hands-on experience on equipment operations and on the proper procedures before entering, for example, potentially hazardous plant areas. aside from operator training , emerson’s mimic simulation software provides real-time simulation of plant processes and behavior, thus enabling control system …
  • Digital Twin Technologies in the Electric Utilities Industry
    … different types of digital twins and show use cases related to the design, operation , control and safety system testing, market regulations, operator training , and maintenance and planning of electric utilities. digital twins for utility system design digital computers allow us to make models or … and controls are developed the control system itself is, in effect, a digital twin that can be connected to the process simulation for use in operator training or engineering analysis. in some cases, the operator training system is integrated to cad drawings in a game-like environment in …
  • Why Aren't Industry Standards Free?
    … have limited options for generating revenue to cover these costs. some also provide supplementary information related to the standards, such as training or supporting publications. however, even in these cases, the sale of the standards themselves is part of the revenue equation. further, …
  • China’s Oil & Gas Reforms to Improve Operational Efficiencies
    … supervise pipeline operations and control costs. the goal is to make the pipeline business more market-oriented.  in one example, cnpc, owner- operator of the country’s largest gas pipeline, sold off 50 percent of its interests in the western section of its west-to-east pipeline phase i … on the level of in-house expertise available, independent refiners could outsource all or some portions of their apc, blending, or operating training simulator (ots) functions, as most state-owned refiners have already done. end users could increase efficiencies and reduce costs by …
  • What Is the State of Industrial Asset Performance Management?
    … work processes that created headwinds for their apm program.   one-third of respondents cite either overlapping apm solutions or insufficient training .  other reasons include various process or planning challenges experienced. areas of greatest value from apm     even though there are …
  • Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity Solution Helps Fill Skills Gap in Industry
    … both photos and videos. with digitally created content overlaid on the user’s view, the solution can provide field workers with on-the-spot training .   such advanced technology, often referred to as augmented reality, enables workers to rapidly troubleshoot and address issues in the …
  • FDA Compliance Depends On Data Integrity
    … effect of the event on patient safety, product quality, and data reliability.  the root cause must be documented and corrective actions taken. training on data integrity for fda compliance personnel must be trained to detect data integrity issues.  all records required under cgmp are …
  • Leak Detection Systems Enhance Pipeline Integrity
    … activities to a capable and proven third party such as an oilfield services provider.  operators should consider investing in high-fidelity training simulators, like those recommended by the us pipeline hazardous materials safety administration (phmsa) and leverage the model for leak detection purposes.  training simulators provide one of the best methods to maintain appropriate knowledge and skills for a specific pipeline’s operational parameters. …