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Executing big-dollar projects on budget and on time is becoming increasingly challenging. The consequences of not meeting these challenges has never been greater — costs of overruns and lost revenue can exceed the project cost tenfold.
Corroded steam boilers regularly lead to large profit losses in the production process. Inefficient system productivity, unplanned downtime, intensive maintenance and a shorter life cycle all eat away at your potential revenue.
With the manufacturing world on the cusp of Industry 4.0, businesses face being left behind if not fully prepared. Pre-planning strategies now can position you in the fast lane ready to overtake the others who have left it too late.
With critical processes relying on clean and accurate signals, it is crucial to select the most appropriate surge protection device.
Predicting the convergence of industrial systems with the power of advanced computing, analytics, low-cost sensing and new levels of internet connectivity, Industry 4.0 promises to be the next great step in industrial advancement.
Traditional plant task management is time-consuming, tedious and cluttered with paperwork. Essential information is hard to keep track of and often overlooked. Electronic log books now simplify the process, optimise task management efficiency and provide a platform from which to increase your profit margin.
Sensors in analytical equipment require regular servicing to ensure plant safety and process reliability. Knowing when to maintain, service or replace them has been unclear in the past — up to 60% of sensor maintenance is conducted needlessly.
Due to extreme process conditions, most gas analysis technologies are unreliable. New tunable diode laser analysers have emerged, however, that deliver dependable measurements, have a long lifespan, and are simple to install and maintain.
ARC Advisory Group surveyed the industrial sector on this hot topic. Results clearly indicate that industrial organisations are seriously looking at the IoT and what it can do for them.
Electrical switchgears too often deteriorate long before they should. As a result, electrical equipment and automated processes fall into unplanned downtime. This risk is notably reduced, however, with the proper maintenance.
Network redundancy ensures that network failures do not disrupt a control system's I/O network. Although duplicating the network is an obvious way to achieve network redundancy, it carries with it significant additional costs.
In a decentralised control system, motor control functions are removed from a central control cabinet and distributed out on a machine. With reduced engineering time and material expense, total cost savings of up to 30% can be achieved compared to a centralised system.
To remain competitive, many distributed control systems (DCSs) need to increase efficiency within an ageing system — a tall order. When new technologies result in large productivity and economic gain, migration is a viable option.
Replacing industrial equipment before its use-by date, due to excessive current and voltage distortion, can add up to 15% in capital expenditure and 10% in operational costs. These costs can be avoided if the appropriate harmonic mitigation solution is implemented.
Characterised by extreme conditions, non-stop operation and ever-increasing processing requirements, transportation deployments must manage immense performance standards. To maintain an optimal operational capability, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) enable better management decisions and make safer, smarter use of rugged networked technologies.