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This platform delivers limitless asset health management

BKV Beyond (photo) is a new platform extending condition monitoring from edge to enterprise. Designed for optimal machine healthcare with verified actionable insights, BKV Beyond helps avoid costly downtime through BKV Collect wireless sensors. The sensors, fitting directly onto machinery,…

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Open Process Automation Offers Business Benefits

The Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS) Business Guide makes the business case for the O-PAS. An example from the biopharmaceutical industry illustrates the benefits of interoperability and open process automation architecture Normally, technical standards focus purely on technology. However, while…

Connected Plant Conference 2023 in New Orleans

Competitiveness in the modern commercial environment increasingly depends on leveraging digitalization technologies and approaches, including advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, sensor and device connectivity, edge- and cloud-computing strategies, augmented reality, and others. Focused on the chemical process industries (CPI) and…

Leonardo and Siemens to collaborate on advanced industrial cybersecurity

Leonardo and Siemens Digital Industries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) representing an integrated offer of advanced cybersecurity solutions for IT/OT technologies (Information Technology/Operational Technology), which is dedicated to digital, secure, connected and integrated industrial infrastructures.  The agreement was…

Yokogawa and Eneos Materials announce milestone in AI-based autonomous plant control

ENEOS Materials Corp. (formerly the elastomers business unit of JSR Corp.) and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo) announce they have reached an agreement that Factorial Kernel Dynamic Policy Programming (FKDPP), a reinforcement learning-based AI algorithm, will be officially adopted for use…

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Digital Tools Help Optimize Steam Systems

Measuring and monitoring tools simplify steam-system management and increase efficiency Although widely used throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), steam systems are often neglected until there is an issue with safety, reliability or steam quality. However, as processors become more…

Supporting advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing is becoming more advanced as companies adopt new technologies to stay competitive and to help achieve newer sustainability goals. The Covid-19 pandemic and issues, such as supply-chain shortages, have accelerated this adoption, particularly of digitalization. The shift to advanced…

Don’t Just Collect Data, Use It: How to Harness Data to Optimize Performance and Improve Profitability

Smart devices are the foundation of a connected chemical plant, producing the data that can help you drive better decision-making across your operations. But having access to data is only the beginning — you also need to collect, orchestrate and…

Sasol Chemicals employs AI-based monitoring technologies at Lake Charles Chemical Complex

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa), will deploy innovative, AI-driven technology at its Ethylene Unit at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana to measure and monitor energy usage and emissions to identify opportunities to…

CE Podcast: Andreas Eschbach, CEO of eschbach

On this episode of the Chemical Engineering podcast, senior editor Scott Jenkins is joined by eschbach Europe and North America founder and CEO Andreas Eschbach, who discusses the progress and implications of the digital transformation in the chemical process industries,…